Celebrate African American arts

May 24, 2012 by  

The Triple A African-American Arts Festival will take place across various venues in Oakland from June 8 – 9. The festival is a presentation of the HarCo Music Foundation, which provides training in music and the arts to young people.

The event will start off with a Youth Art Clinic, taught by R.L Lewis, on June 8 at the Oakland Nature Preserve from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. It will be followed by a VIP reception at the Town of Oakland Town Center from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The reception will be honoring Daniel Keel of the Tuskegee Airmen and Original Highwaymen Isaac Knight and R.L. Lewis.

An Arts Festival will take place at Speer Park on June 9 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. It will feature the music of Silkee Smoove, Tony Wynn, and the Castillo Kids. It will also feature a Collard Greens cooking demonstration, a fitness camp, health and wellness seminars, free health testing, and vendors. Space is available to food vendors for $75, non-food vendors for $25, and informative booths for $10. Vendors will be selling a wide array of products, works of art, and a large assortment of foods.

Information booths will surely include community and charitable organizations from West Orange Chamber of Commerce member towns such as Winter Park. Local printing companies will no doubt be supplying them with brochure printing services so that they can provide informative literature to those who are interested. They can also provide them with banner printing services so that they can draw attention to their booths by handing out a colorful banner from their table.