African Festival of the Arts

NBC 5 Chicago and Comcast are proud to sponsor the 26th Annual African Festival of the Arts September 4th-7th.

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts.

The mission of Africa International House is to serve as a center that exposes and educates all peoples to the individual works and collective contributions of African cultures. It is addressed through the  flagship program, the African Festival of the Arts, and through other activities that promote African-based culture. Africa International House is an umbrella for linkages and exchanges of people from Africa and the African Diaspora.

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