Cultural (Art, Culture and Heritage )

The Arts and Cultural Heritage program pursues several goals that are germane to the performing as well as the visual arts today, and to their many overlapping challenges and practices.

Samasti supports programs that advance public knowledge of the visual and performing arts, bring the arts into the Folsom Ranch community, and strengthen community participation in the arts and arts organizations.

The visual arts are art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, film-making, design, crafts, and architecture.

The performing arts are art forms such as acting, singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. Other forms of the Performing Arts include opera, theatre, magic or illusion performances, mime, spoken word, recitation and public speaking.

Samasti will organize/coordinate following activities:

  • Multiple levels of Classes, Competitions, and Periodic performance events by Guests and Students

  • Parades – a procession of people organized along streets, accompanied by all families of the community in costumes, bands, floats etc celebrating India and US Independence days, Halloween, etc

  • Cultural evenings, celebrations for festivals & fairs – Make Folsom Ranch a wonderful place to share and learn about different cultures and provide opportunities to engage with this element of the mission. Families from similar cultural background present songs and dances to share the cultural heritage with the community. For example, Holi celebrations, Diwali celebrations, New Year celebrations, Eid, Christmas etc