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The highlight event for SDCACS is our yearly International Music and Arts Festival held around the Lunar New Year. 

The first part of the evening consists of an Arts exhibit from artists of all ages in our community, coupled with a competition from the children's submissions. Volunteer judges chosen for their expertise and enthusiasm pick winners—divided by age groups. Prizes and scholarships are announced and awarded on the night of the Festival.

The music and dance portions consist of artists rigorously and carefully chosen for their superior record of accomplishments and for their skill and showmanship in their respective fields. That's a combination that has proven to ensure an entertaining and stellar evening for our audience of members and supporters. 

Our volunteer board works very hard all year to bring this Festival to fruition.

藝術學會最重要的一個活動是在中國農曆新年左右的‘ 國際音樂藝術節’。

在晚會中,將會展出所有獲獎的作品。評審會從參賽者中根據各年齡層選出得獎者, 所有得獎名單將會在晚會中宣布並頒發獎金。 


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23Rd Annual SDCACS Art Competition & Exhibition 2019

Dear Members and Friends:

I am very excited to announce that the 2018 International Music and Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2018, at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

We have worked tirelessly in search of the most exciting programs for you and here are some of the highlights:

The festival will open with an impressive forty piece orchestra led by the talented and energetic Dr. Angela Yeung.  The second act will be by an award winning pianist, who is one of our scholarship recipients. A fabulous Mariachi band will follow. This year we will bring a few ancient Chinese performances to our stage such as the unique Kun Qu opera and dance. We will also have a Chinese Yo Yo (Diabolo) master who will share his dazzling acrobatic and artistic skills. You will enjoy unique fusion Guzheng music as well as the popular Latin fusion band from last year, back by popular demand.  Finally, we will conclude with songs by the Beach Boys and send you home with many sweet memories!

Again this year, we will have an art show by San Diego County students, between the ages of 5 to 16.  Stop by the lobby early to view the incredible artwork by seventy young artists and the presentation of cash awards and trophies. 

The SDCACS Board of Directors wish to continue to achieve the vision of our founding members 26 years ago. Our mission is to promote Chinese art and culture, and at the same time, to bridge the many cultures in our wonderfully diverse city.

I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and we always strive to bring you the best performances each year.

Please come and celebrate art and culture with us.  Tickets are on sale now.

I wish you a wonderful holiday season.


Polly Liew

President, SDCACS

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22nd Annual SDCACS Art Competition & Exhibition 2018

Dear Members,

I am excited to announce to you the  2017 International Music & Art Festival is on  Saturday January 7th, 2017, at Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

We worked tirelessly to search for the most exciting programs for you, Here is some of the highlights:

We have classical music by a 40 piece orchestra let by Dr.Angela Yeung, her energy is most infectious to all. A fantastic soprano.   An award winning pianist with heart touching melody. A rhythmic gymnastic team who is in training to compete in Junior Olympics  is going to be thrilling to watch, one of them is our scholarship recipient this year. The most popular Jazz band in the SD area music scene will be on our stage, we are so lucky to have them. The wildly popular Bian Lian ( Changing Face) is showing off his newest , fastest mystic magic. For the first time, we have a professionally trained Beijing Opera performer, bring us the hundreds year old Chinese art form to our stage. Korean drum dance's dazzling dances and beats will make you want to get up and dance. And much much more.....

Again, we'll have seventy (70) winning young artists to show off their art works and accepting cash awards and trophies in front of friends and families.  You must stop and witness these incredible art in the lobby by students in San Diego County age 5 to 16. 

The Board of Directors of SDCACS wish to achieve the dreams that our founding members set out to do 25 years ago, to spread Chinese art & culture and at the meantime to bridge the other cultures in the fine city that we live in.  

I can not thank you enough for your continuing support and we always strive to top last year.

Please come and celebrate the art and culture with us.   Tickets are on sale now. 

I wish you a joyous holiday season.


Wendy Meng

President, SDCACS


21st Annual SDCACS Art Competition & Exhibition 2017


20th annual sdcacs Art Competition & Exhibition 2016

San Diego Chinese Art and Cultural Society's Annual Art Competition is aimed at encouraging young artists to participate and appreciate the joy of creating and expressing one's feeling.

The Art Scholarship committee invites well respected artists of the area to be judges. They will choose fifty(50) 2nd place artworks, plus twenty(20) first place artworks.  Winners will be awarded trophies and cash awards of $25 and $50 respectively.  These art works will be on display and prizes will be awarded at the night of our International Music & Arts Festival held on February 20th, 2016.

Below are the winners: