Hey, we’re Usan Usan. An organization that works at the intersection of art, culture, and food, where creativity thrives, and communities flourish. We are architects of opportunity, dedicated to nurturing a vibrant ecosystem where culinary creators and artists stand at the center of innovation and prosperity.
Our vision is steeped in the boundless power of collaboration. We believe in the transformative potential of unity and coalition-building, striving to forge an equitable system that empowers professionals across art, culture, and culinary realms.
Usan Usan is a catalyst for economic growth, offering a canvas for artists and creative entrepreneurs to showcase their work, while simultaneously creating new economic vistas for food artisans and vendors. Our initiatives are pathways to prosperity, where diversity and innovation converge to redefine what’s possible.
Join us on this journey and together we can shape a future where art, culture, and culinary excellence flourish, and dreams are nurtured to life.
Our initiatives are pathways to prosperity, where diversity and innovation converge to redefine what’s possible.
A muralist and designer by trade, at the heart of Peter's work is a passion for supporting small businesses and building community. An entrepreneur from a young age, Peter worked in events production, entertainment booking, marketing and sales before partnering to form No Kings Collective, a public art collaborative that works with small businesses, governments, and corporations to create art forward experiences around the world, in 2009.
In recent years, in addition to running No Kings Collective, Peter has devoted more of his time to coalition building around causes passionate to him– supporting the artist economy and the AAPI community. Peter founded UMBRELLA in 2019.
Peter is the son of Korean immigrants and was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD.
In addition to her work with Usan Usan, Ally is the co-founder of The Good Neighbor, a brand strategy consultancy working with leading developers, place-based organizations, retailers and hospitality groups, that helps businesses be better neighbors by connecting with consumers through meaningful experiential retail, placemaking and brand strategy.
Prior to The Good Neighbor, she served as the Head of Retail Marketing for Framebridge and led marketing efforts at EDENS, helping develop the Union Market District brand and strategy for engaging with the arts. Prior to EDENS, she worked in Marketing and Publishing for brands including West Elm, Designers Guild and Conde Nast in Washington, DC and London.