2019 Òlàjú African Market Creative Arts Festival
Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Location: Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX
General Admission: $25
Event Description: In partnership with the 2019 DreamWeek Summit, the Òlàjú African Market Creative Arts Festival is dedicated to showcasing multi-disciplinary arts coming from the African continent and beyond.
During this one-day experience, attendees will be introduced to a mix of contemporary art, food, music, & fashion which highlight our diverse cultures in a fully-curated setting. The ‘African Market’ is a pop-up installation where viewers can shop, eat, and engage with various art forms. The purpose of this event is to showcase creative talents that provide a space for dialogue on culturally relevant topics.
The African Market will feature a range of fashion designs available for sale. An exclusive runway fashion presentation will provide an opportunity to observe a styled line-up of contemporary looks from our featured vendors and official brand partner.
Our 2019 official Brand Partner is MIZIZI. MIZIZI is a brand that designs and manufactures exclusive collections of jerseys aimed at embracing diverse cultures. Participants will be able to shop from their inventory and hear from creative director, Paakow Essandoh in conversation with Òlàjú Art Group director, Obafemi Ogunleye.
Òlàjú Art Group will be presenting ‘Process & Patterns’, an original fine art exhibition featuring commissioned works from batik textile artist, Tunde Odunlade and documentary photographer, Nseabasi Akpan. This exhibition explores the use of batik as fashion and art in contemporary times.
In addition, special performances and talks will be scheduled throughout the day to provide further engagement. Stay tuned for the official program to be released at a later date.
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