July 26, 2014
THE FIRST CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN
ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL IN CALGARY
Past since TabestoonFest 2014:
Featuring live music performances for every taste and generation ranging from classical santur to fusion rock and live DJ
Prepare to be mesmerized by the fluid and highly emotional spirit of Persian dances that tell tales of ancient beliefs and rituals. The festival will also feature folk, whirling dervish, and Erfani (spiritual) dances.
Take a peak into Iran’s dynamic modern art scene through our exhibition of works by local and global artists including calligraphy, photography, painting, and video.
Tantalize your taste buds with the taste and aroma of cardamom, rosewater, and saffron as you treat yourself to an elaborate variety of regional cuisine prepared by Calgary’s most successful Iranian eateries.
Persian Gulf Foundation volunteers have prepared a special edition of our creative publication brand called Pishomare for Tabestoon festival. Read our magazine to learn more about Iranian history, arts, literature, architecture, and cuisine.
Persian Gulf Foundation (PGF) is ecstatic to host the first contemporary Iranian art and culture festival in the City of Calgary and Province of Alberta. With a growing Iranian population of more than 12,000 in Calgary, TabestoonFest provides a much needed opportunity to unite the Iranian community and engage newcomers in becoming a part of the cultural fabric of this City, allowing them to share and integrate the wealth of their artistic skills with the broader community.
Imagine your favourite Iranian musicians, dancers, performers, and artists coming to Calgary on one beautiful summer day. That's what TabestoonFest is all about: making the best of the short summer season while sharing the rich artistic traditions of our Iranian heritage with non-Iranian friends as well as our beloved children and grandchildren who have lived most of their lives far from Iran.
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Our partners have been essential in creating an attractive, professional, and high profile festival that is free to the public. Our donors, sponsors, and affiliates realize the value of art and culture in uniting people, educating youth, and ensuring health and wellbeing of our communities. We are grateful for their generosity.
Interested in sponsoring TabestoonFest?
Meet the TabestoonFest executive board! We are a group of dedicated volunteers who are eager to give back to our city and community. Our group consists of engineers, professors, graduate students, graphic designers, and art lovers who take time after our full-time jobs to fundraise, advertise, and coordinate all affairs related to the festival.
Chief Executive Officer
Art & Design
Art Director/Graphic Designer
Advertising and Media
Media Director/Web Designer
Senior Advertising Consultant
Grants & Communication Officer
Marketing & Sales
Siavash M. Fard
Site Operations Consultant
Fundraising Events Manager
Katrina Olson Mottahed
Media Advisor -
Media Advisor -
© 2014 Ali Karami
TabestoonFest is organized by a not-for-profit, non-partisan and non- religious organization, registered in Alberta, Canada to showcase, celebrate and embrace diversity and development of Contemporary Iranian Arts in Canadian community.