2020 African Market Festival returns to Brick at Blue Star Art Complex

2020 African Market Festival returns to Brick at Blue Star Art Complex

SAN ANTONIO – Jan. 16, 2020 — The Olaju Art Group invites everyone to experience a little piece of Africa at the 2020 African Market Festival.  The full-day, family-friendly event will feature shopping, a fashion show, an Afrobeats dance workshop, African art, food, and music, and much more!  The event, now in its fifth year, is part of the DreamWeek 2020 lineup of events.

Event Details

What:      2020 African Market Festival
Where:    Brick at Blue Star Art Complex
Date:       Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time:       5:00PM – 12 MIDNIGHT

This year Houston-based fashion line, Tribe of Dumo, will be the official brand partner for the Fashion Showcase, contemporary artist, Temi Coker, will feature a unique series of prints, posters, and paintings in the Market gallery and Afrobeats dance extraordinaire Queen Vee will lead an Afrobeats dance presentation and workshop.

Conceptually, the ‘African Market’ is a pop-up installation where participants can shop from premium vendors, engage with creative arts, and learn about a wide range of culturally relevant topics. For tickets please visit http://bit.ly/amftickets2020.

Program Schedule

5PM: Doors Open
6PM: Opening Remarks and African Dance Performance
8PM: Fashion Showcase
9PM: African Dance Workshop by Queen Vee
10PM till Midnight: Afrobeats Party Mix

Òlàjú Art Group was established in 2015, by founder and director, Obafemi Ogunleye, as a member-driven platform to advance the development of African arts & culture. ‘The Group’ is comprised of artists, curators, collectors, and members of the general public with an interest in cross-cultural exchange centered on Pan-African heritage. Our mission is to raise awareness of critical issues concerning West Africa and beyond through the use of contemporary art.