African Festival of the Arts

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6200 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 6200 S Drexel Ave, Chicago Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+17739552787
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Stop by Chicago's Africa International House today and have a fun-filled adventure with the whole entire family. This place is calling your name! Give them a call today.

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    Sun-Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 2 years ago
Wear comfortable cloths and shoes the fest in located in a large outdoor park in the summer
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Report | 3 years ago
Wear walking shoes because it is a lot of walking and standing . Bring cash if possible because although vendors have card machines, banks may decline purchases because vendors are out of state. The ATM there was out of cash.
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Report | 3 years ago
I really enjoyed the festival, the products were awesome.
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Report | 3 years ago
great value
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Report | 3 years ago
If tickets are available through Groupon next year I definitely will be going.
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Report | 3 years ago
I really enjoyed the festival and seeing Brandy in VIP. I'll be back next year!
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Report | 3 years ago
Dont let the entertainment drop any lower, I've been attending AFof the A 20 of the 24 years. I am faithful to supporting it but I want Patrick Woodtar to get better entertainment going fwd. :)
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Report | 3 years ago
fabulous time...can't wait until next year
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The groupon price was excellent. That's the only reason why we went.
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I really enjoyed the concert, food and vendors was I really enjoyable day.
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Founded by Liberia-born business leader P. Saingbey K. Woodtor nearly a quarter-century ago, the African Festival of the Arts celebrates the arts and culture of African diaspora in Chicago. Past years have seen performances by such legendary acts as George Clinton, Erykah Badu, India.Arie, and James Brown, and every year features a world's worth of food. Nigerian egusi, Senegalese wolof rice, Caribbean jerk chicken, and even Cajun and soul food from the US all have their spots at the food pavilion.

But the real stars of the annual show are the fine arts and the artists who make them, be they painters, sculptors, jewelers, or wood carvers. In all these ways, the festival gives Chicagoans a glimpse of Africa without the need for plane tickets or risking the climb inside the time machine your cousin "invented."

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