The Indian Fine Arts Academy organizes a 4 day annual festival during March-April presenting of Indian Classical Music and nAtya (Indian Classical Dance) performances by world renowned artistes. This festival is the largest of its kind in the west coast and draws over 5000 people during the course of the 4 days. The festival features over 30 professional performing artistes from India and various cities across USA. In addition, regional Indian food showcasing the various culinary aspects of India is made available for all the festival attendees and artistes. The festival also hosts an award ceremony where the contribution of several accomplished artistes and community leaders is recognized.
The idea of having such a festival was originally conceived by the founding members of the Academy, Dr. Shekar Viswanathan, Dr. C.M Venkatachalam and Mr. Raj Sundaresan. A similar festival is held annually in Cleveland, OH however there was no such festival being held on the west coast of the United States, at this magnitude. The IFAASD board works closely with Sr V.V Sundaram and the team of organizers of the Cleveland Aradhana and thank them for all their support, encouragement and arrangements to bring the finest artists from India to participate in our annual festival.
From a humble beginning of this festival in March 2007, it has now grown to become the most eagerly looked forward to event by the Indian diaspora in the west coast.