April FREE for ALL Saturday!

April 27, 2024 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free, Fun, Festive and For ALL

Meet our Artists and Collaborators

Iranian American Cultural Society of RI, founded in 2021, is a volunteer-based non-political resource group to celebrate culture, heritage, and language while giving back to our beloved Rhode Island. Find us on Facebook Groups.


Camelia Eftekhari started dancing at fifteen with Persian classical dance. She has been a dance instructor for many 20+ years, and in 2010 she founded her dance academy, Dance with Camelia! She has studied dance internationally and is professionally trained in Spanish dances (Flamenco, Bastom, Sambra, Quahira, Sevillanas, Fan, Manton), Latin dances (Salsa, Bachata, Tango), Waltz, Fusion and Tribal style, Heels, and Street Jazz. She performed at the Iranian Nowroz celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and dance workshops at Harvard University.


Jerusalem-born Eran Fraenkel is a self-taught artist who moved to Providence in 2016 after 22 years of living and working in Macedonia, Brussels, Indonesia and Spain. His art reflects the cultural and visual environments in which he was working at the time. Since Covid, Eran has been exploring his mother’s family’s Iranian heritage by learning Farsi  and by creating an extensive series of images called Persianesque. These paintings/drawings are intended to pay tribute to Persian art, but with a personal interpretation by the artist.