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28th Annual African Festival of the Arts

Sept 1 - 4, 2017

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, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace. 

2017 African Festival of the Arts Honorees

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. 

Grand Baba

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.


Linda Murray

Grand Yeye

Mrs. Linda Murray

2017 African Festival of the Arts 

Artist of the Year

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