By Udita Arkalgud
The Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), on, Nov. 1, will see the museum transform into a festive carnival, as it hosts Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.
Members of Junior Asha, a volunteer-run youth organization that raises funds and awareness about education for the underprivileged children in India, will be at the museum to help celebrate. The program, which begins at 10:30a.m., will have youth showcasing traditional and contemporary Indian costumes in a fashion show and a special song and dance performance.
There will be a craft activity inspired by the festival of lights, a chance for kids to try on traditional Indian attire, and have their palms decorated with henna designs. Visitors can also tour the exhibits and learn about other programs offered at the museum.
This year marks the sixth of the partnership between Seattle Asian Art Museum and Junior Asha in this collaboration to celebrate the light-filled Indian holiday of Diwali. (end)
For more info, visit http://www.seattleartmuseum.org and http://www.ashanet.org.