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Promoting tolerance for cultural differences through art! 

Sister Cities of Hampton has been invited to participate in the Anyang City International Sister City Student Painting Exhibition. Twenty creative paintings from local Hampton students will be on display during the Anyang Art Festival, June 23-24, 2018 along with art from Garden Grove, CA; Weifang, China; Ulan-Ude, Russia; Tokorozawa, Japan; Komaki, Japan and Anyang, China.

About Anyang

Our interchange is truly active and well! The city of Anyang and the Korean-American Friendship Association of Anyang sponsored a local Korean War Veteran during their Annual Anyang Festival in September, 2017. The delegation included Mr. Marvin Swain; his wife, Mary "Kay"; son-in-law Joel Hurford and SCH board chair, Sean Chu. Mr. Swain was honored for his time in the Navy in South Korea with a certificate of honorary citizenship of Anyang. They enjoyed an amazing five day visit. Be sure to take a quick tour with them through the images below.

In the past, a delegation which consisted of Hampton City officials, Hampton School Students and Administrators, and members of Hampton Sister Cities traveled to Anyang to participate in the celebration of their 40th anniversary. In addition, Anyang has sent four city employees to work in Hampton as part of an executive exchange program.

An Invitation from Chairperson Dr. Sean (Sang-Hyon) Chu

Participating in various activities of Sister Cities of Hampton has been great fun for me. Planning community events to celebrate the culture of a sister city, hosting visitors from a sister city, or taking a trip to visit a sister city has truly been an honor. All these wonderful activities require a huge effort from dedicated volunteers. And that's why we need YOU!

If you have an interest in the culture, history or people of Korea, join Sister Cities of Hampton and volunteer to serve on the Anyang Coordinating Committee. I can assure you that it will be a very rewarding experience.

& Facts
  • The city of Anyang, just 13 miles south of Seoul, the capital city of South Korea—has been a sister city of Hampton since December 9, 1989. Hampton has the distinct honor of being Anyang’s first sister city.


Last Anyang Delegation Visit

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