Call for Artists: 2014 Pistahan Parade & Festival


August 9 & 10, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco

We are looking for Artists to come join us at the Art Pavilion (also the home of Baybayin) this August at one of the largest well-known Festival/Parades in S.F, Bay Area – The 2014 Pistahan Parade & Festival. As we come together to celebrate this year’s 21-year anniversary, the heart of S.F is transformed into a 2-day unforgettable weekend-celebration of Filipino Pride, Heritage and Culture. While thousands of people from all over the community come to cultivate in Filipino Culture, we make it a mission at the Art Pavilion to inspire and educate through art. This is a great opportunity to exhibit your original artwork, make a difference in your community and have fun talking about your art!

For this year’s theme, we want to recognize the Visayan Region, where we hope to raise up Tacloban after typhoon Haiyan last year. Kristian Kabuay, one of the organizers of the Art Pavilion, will be highlighting the “The Masskara Festival” – a festival held each year in BacolodPhilippines. We look forward to making this year’s Pistahan fun, friendly and special!

We encourage all aspiring Artists to inquire about the opportunity!

Contact Kristian for inquiries – (925) 396 5969

Submit sample artwork to Kristian at

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Pistahan recap – Live Art, Jose Rizal, Baybayin School and toys!

Once again, Malaya Designs and promoted Baybayin for 2 days during the Pistahan festival in San Francisco.

Great weekend for us and the Filipino community. We held the 1st Filipino themed custom toy show in the US (I believe), did multimedia presentations on Jose Rizal’s Baybayin hardwriting, Baybayin School module presentation, Ray was burning bamboo live, painting, scribbling and good ‘ole conversations.

Also as usual, FREE “translations” galore

EVENT: San Francisco 8/13-14 Pistahan

It’s that time of the year again! The 18th annual Pistahan event is happening in San Francisco Yerba Buena Gardens this weekend 8/13-14. Besides showcasing Baybayin, we will have a custom toy show titled “Heritage and Heroes”. I believe this is the 1st Filipino themed custom toy show.

What else is going on?

  • Live Baybayin wood burning
  • Free name translations
  • Art showcase
  • Baybayin App demo
  • Workshops
  • What else???????

Come hang out with Ray and I this weekend

Check out for more info

Photo: Custom Munny’s by Eggay Gonda