The Indian Performing Arts Center (IPAC), a non-profit organization (501 (c) (3))was founded in 1999 by Smita “Miki” Patel to advocate the importance of preserving and promoting our proud and rich folk Indian heritage while integrating our American culture. Our guiding principle is to provide our next generation with a solid cultural foundation, not only to hold on to our family values, but to help them to blossom into something even greater than before.
India is a land of many cultures, languages, and customs which may all be admired and appreciated through the performing arts. When viewing these multiple cultures, our obligation at the Indian Performing Arts Center is to look at the bigger picture. With that in mind, we have not only been able to provide award winning performances, but also an arena in which to promote the basic values of life involving lessons on self-esteem, self-confidence, sharing and caring for one another, and the opportunity to develop life long friendships.
Smita Miki Patel