African Festival of the Arts
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The African Festival of the Arts is a four-day immersion into African culture and heritage as Chicago’s historic Washington Park is transformed into an authentic African village.  Over 300 vendors and artisans will present artifacts, textiles, traditional crafts, and museum-quality art.  Acclaimed recording artists from across the Diaspora perform on multiple stages throughout the Festival.  Enjoy the African-influenced food, music and dance traditions during an entertainment-rich, family-focused celebration unlike any other in the Midwest.