We have valued our partnership with the Farhang Foundation over the past few years and this year, we celebrated another successful collaboration on Saturday August 12th with Hamed Nikpay and 2500 of his closest friends. Click here to view photos from the performance.

Established in 2008 in Los Angeles, Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political, and not-for-profit foundation with a mission to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community at large. This mission resonates deeply with us at GP as we see art and culture as the bridge in our community and Farhang is a perfect partner to help elevate both our missions.

The Farhang Foundation has had a spectacular year with the launch of The Freedom Sculpture. The Freedom Sculpture, is a “Statue of Liberty” for the West Coast — It is an Iranian-American led, widely crowd-supported public monumental gift, inspired by the humanitarian ideals of freedom, respect for cultural diversity and inclusiveness that originated with Cyrus the Great of Persia 2,500 years ago and which have been enshrined in the U.S. Constitution for all by the Founding Fathers. The Freedom Sculpture was officially unveiled in a citywide celebration on July 4th, 2017. It will stand forever in the heart of Los Angeles, as a reminder of the universally shared values that truly make America great.

We look forward to celebrating with the Farhang Foundation again next year!