The Annual African Cultures and Arts Festival
Each year, the African Arts Arena organizes a festival to bring the the Greater Grand Forks communities together through the celebration of African cultures and arts. The festival includes, workshop, performances, food, keynote speakers, and round tables. Last year, the festival was held in three locations in Grand Forks. On Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM, there was a panel discussion at Archives Coffee House on "The importance of arts in an inclusive and welcoming community" hosted by Dr. Bridget Tetteh Batsa. On Friday, November 8, at 3 PM, an Haitian traditional dancer will perform followed by Q&A with University of North Dakota community at the ND Museum of Art; On Saturday, November 9, Titambe West African Dance, from Minneapolis will performed at the Empire Arts Center, from 5 pm to 8pm. The main event featured Aly Wilhelmi and the fashion show by Victor Agbeve, a fashion designer from New York. The Steers and the French taste lead the African cuisine from different countries from Africa.