about social artistry
Social Artistry LLC was formed in May 2020. In the midst of the global pandemic, the formation of the Social Artistry LLC represents a blossoming new era. An era dedicated to creatively diving deeper into serving and empowering our diverse communities through events. Social Artistry LLC is a pledge to making this purpose official with future clients and collaborators.
Definition of Social Artistry:
so·cial art·ist·ry | \ ˈsō-shəl ˈär-tə-strē
The channeling of art and creativity towards addressing social issues. As a social artist, we use our creative skills to build with people and organizations in the community to affect change.
Produce high-caliber, detail-oriented event production, marketing strategy, media creation, and program consultations centered on connecting client objectives to authentic attendee engagement and experiences.
Creating sustainable economic and cultural impact with community leaders + organizations through creative events.
meet the founder
Lauren Balcita Garces is a city-wide event producer and artist currently based in San Diego, California focusing on diverse community empowerment and sustainable, inclusive economic development.
Currently, she directs the marketing, outreach, and events with the Asian Business Association San Diego representing over 30,000 Asian Pacific Islander owned businesses. Her work is bridged as the Special Events Director of the Convoy District, one of Southern California's largest pan-Asian economic hubs named the "Convoy Pan Asian Cultural and Business Innovation District" in 2020.
A leader and advocate in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, she serves as Vice President of the National Association of Asian American Professionals - San Diego and as the Co-Chair of the San Diego Asian Pacific Islander Coalition.
Her event production passion and engagements are dedicated to providing platforms and connections for diverse communities and cultures to be highlighted, bridged, and empowered. A few of the signature projects she has worked on include: Filipino Sun Festival, Kinda Kamayan, Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair, Asian Cultural Festival, San Diego Night Market, San Diego Ramen Festival, Asian Pacific Islander Festival Day at the San Diego County Fair, San Diego Padres Filipino Heritage Night, Seaworld Lunar New Year, Convoy Nights, and Balboa Park December Nights.
Recently, she was the Curator of Global Shapers in San Diego, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, leading highly accomplished young professional to launch community projects that promote education, equality, and civic participation.
Other notable achievements include:
2021 Women of Distinction Honoree - City of San Diego, Mayor Todd Gloria
2022 Inaugural Tourism Accelerator Program Cohort Selection -San Diego Tourism Authority
2022 Co-Chair | 2021 Secretary - San Diego Asian Pacific Islander Coalition
2022 Emerging Philanthropist Cohort - Asian American Futures/ Gold Futures Challenge