AWF 2019 will feature over 125 vendors of authentic African and Caribbean foods, clothes, accessories, health products and more. They will be situated around the rear of the building on Brush and Farnsworth avenues. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us USA News Network)
   

 
 

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  37th Annual African World Festival at the Wright Museum of African American History

Popular 3-day event projected to attract at least 100,000 people to Detroitís Cultural Center Friday, August 16th through Sunday, August 18th

DETROIT - The Wright Museum, located at 315 East Warren Avenue in Detroit, is proud to continue its 37-year legacy of hosting the cityís largest celebration of African diasporic culture from Friday, August 16th through Sunday, August 18th. With generous contributions from presenting sponsor Ford Motor Company Fund and others, each day from 11 AM to 11 PM, AWF will feature several stages of entertainment, more than 125 marketplace vendors, crowd-pleasing ethnic foods, visual arts, master crafts exhibitions, live demonstrations and so much more. Over 100,000 guests are expected to attend, and institutions in the Cultural Center including Wayne State University, Midtown Detroit Inc. and the Scarab Club, are participating in welcoming visitors to the area.

Food & Shopping
AWF 2019 will feature over 125 vendors of authentic African and Caribbean foods, clothes, accessories, health products and more. They will be situated around the rear of the building on Brush and Farnsworth avenues.

Entertainment
Festivities will officially commence on Friday evening with a welcome by President and CEO Neil A. Barclay. Headlining AWF 2019 is R&B crooner Freddie Jackson, who will perform on the Main Stage on Friday night. Other notable performances will be given by gospel music legends and Detroit natives, The Clark Sisters on Saturday and Kalakuta Republik on Sunday.

More entertainment includes, but is not limited to:

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Step Show
Detroit Rocks The Runway Fashion Show coordinated by renowned local creative and activist Piper Carter
Childrenís activities including face painting, craft making, and a book fair
Live music and dance performances by local African drummers and dancers

Education
As an institution focused on learning, visitors can participate in our college fair featuring local colleges and universities, as well as prominent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Inside the Museum
Inside of the 22,000 square-foot facility, all exhibitions on display - traveling exhibition The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles, permanent exhibition And Still We Rise, and others - will be open. The Museum store will also be open, which features Museum merchandise, Detroit specific brands, memberships and other unique finds that wonít be outside. Inside the General Motors Theater, African World Film Festival will host an exclusive screening of the smash documentary Horror Noire directed by Xavier Burgin, featuring commentary by Jordan Peele, followed by live Q&A with Burgin.

The Opening Ceremony for African World Festival 2019 begins at 4 PM on Saturday, August 17. This weekend-long event is sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund, Heritage Works, Wayne State University, Dominoís Pizza, Knight Foundation, and Go RVing.


About the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located at 315 East Warren Avenue in the heart of Midtown Detroitís Cultural Center. The Wright Museumís mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture ó the museumís 22,000 square foot, immersive core exhibit ó is the largest, single exhibition surveying the history of African Americans. The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials, and offers more than 300 public programs and events annually.








 

 

   
 

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