International Street Fair & Diversity Festival at Artesia, California
Artesia, Oct 04, 2014
Artesia City (NRI Bazaar) is at the top when it comes to cultural diversity. Artesia is a city in southeast Los Angeles County, California. Artesia, particularly Pioneer Blvd, is the bustling commercial hub of the Indian community in Southern California
The Artesia Chamber of Commerce and the City of Artesia organized this event on Pioneer Boulevard, by closing the street between 188th and 183rd Streets.
This SIGNATURE EVENT was a showcase what made Artesia unique and a fun place. The street was lined with authentic and exotic ethnic markets, arts and crafts, restaurants and high-end boutiques of fashionable clothing, a good mix of world-class exquisite jewelry stores of Rolexes, Piaget, Cartier, Mont Blanc and elegant diamonds and gold accoutrements abound.
The local communities from 20 countries including Indian, Brazilian, Filipino, Chinese, Mexico, Japanese, and many others participate for non-stop music, dance and cultural shows from 11 am to 10 pm. It is estimated that over 10,000 people attended this event. More than 100 booths including different arts and crafts, petting zoo, pony rides and some amazing food, all from different cultures around the globe were participated
Mayor Tony Lima performed the opening ceremony. He is a long-time businessman and resident of Artesia. He was born in the small village of Trapia de Aroeiras in Brazil. He moved to the united States in 1966 when he was about 21 years old.
“As a President of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, it is my honor to welcome all of you to the City of Artesia to enjoy our first annual International Street Fair and Diversity Festival,” NRI Parimal Shah said. “What is globalization? and how the world community shrinking and coming together for a peace and prosperity . This is the example. The International Street Fair of Artesia and diversity festival. Today you will see or already saw performance from 20 plus different country's traditional songs and dances. and there will be various bands playing popular music throughout the day and evening.”
Parimal Shah said, “Artesia is one of the most diverse cities in the world. This year, almost one hundred businesses supported our event by purchasing booths to show off their food choices and their unique products for sale. Lot of people flew from Philippine for this event. thanks president Eddie Ferrar of Philippine pengasanan brotherhood.”