For many years, the Seattle Art Museum has been hosting a Celebrate Diwali event at the Asian Art Museum in Seattle’s Volunteer Park. Visitors can enjoy a dance performance, make their own votive candle holder, see a fashion show, and listen to all sorts of traditional Indian music. The event, that took place for the first time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 5, 2015, is free, but the museum wants people to make reservations nonetheless.
This celebration of the arts and cultures of Asia takes place on the first Saturday of most months. Celebrate Diwali is organized to honor special Indian traditions, so everyone is welcome to enjoy fashion shows, traditional music, and dance performances at this annual Free First Saturday India celebration.
In 2015, on Sunday, November 6, the Seattle Art Museum also organized the “Festival of Lights” at the Seattle Center. The festival kicked off at noon in the Armory Main Floor (305 Harrison Street), and highlighted the culture and arts of India. The “Festival of Lights” was entirely indoors, suitable for all ages, and free for the public. The festival featured several internationally highly reputed artists, a henna booth, Indian dance lessons, face painting, a puppet show, Indian chai, and all sorts of food from many parts of India.