support the asian arts initiative in philadelphia

This is an editorial in The Philadelphia Inquirer about recent troubles for the Asian Arts Initiative, which has been around for fifteen years, but apparently isn't doing so well these days: Time is short for Asian Arts.

The arts organization, which was displaced from its operating location two years ago by a Convention Center expansion, has not yet secured all of the funding for its new location at 1219 Vine St. The deadline is September, and things aren't looking good. But they're hosting a benefit event next month:
Asian Arts Initiative 2009 Benefit Banquet and Auction
Friday, April 24, 2009
6 - 9 p.m.

Ocean City Restaurant
234 N. 9th Street, Chinatown, Philadelphia
$65 per seat

Save the date for a night of food and fun to support the Asian Arts Initiative! Your seat at our Banquet includes a mouthwatering 10-course meal, a diversity of performers, and our always popular silent auction!
Things are tough all around, and nonprofit arts organizations suffer especially when giving is down. To learn more about the event, the work of the Asian Arts Initiative, and what you can do to help, go to the website here.

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