The Flourishing Cultural Association of Antelope Valley (Southern California).
The Indian Cultural Association of Antelope Valley was established in early 1990 with a handful of members and which has now a membership of little more than 250 members. In last decade more than 400 families have moved into Antelope Valley. Membership is open to anyone interested in Indian culture and also to those interested in supporting the goals and objectives of the ICAAV. However, the board’s approval is required for most matters pertaining to the association.
The Association’s mission is to promote and preserve, enrich and present various aspects of the social, cultural and literary heritage of India. Those include Art, Music, Dance, and Literary pursuits. We also facilitate community service for those members to whom their Motherland holds a very special place in their hearts.
ICAAV is now conducting Language, Music, Art, and Dance Classes. It also periodically arranges cultural events, community gatherings, picnics, recitals, and concerts. Lending a helping hand to fellow members of the community in the event of hardships, emergencies and serving the community in general.
An executive committee conducts business with the help of subcommittees. The work is distributed among subcommittees comprising of: Membership, Fundraising, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Youth, Editorial, Food, and Bylaws Committee.
Our functions for the year are: The Harvest Festival (Baisakhi) in April/May, Indian Independence Day during the second week of August, and The Festival of Lights (Diwali) in October/November.