The Annual African Cultures and Arts Festival
November 7-9, 2019
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. This year, the festival will be held in three locations in Grand Forks. On Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM, there is a panel discussion at Archives Coffee House on "The importance of arts in an inclusive and welcoming community" hosted by Dr. Bridget Tetteh Mason. 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 perform at the Empire Arts Center, from 5 pm to 8pm. There will be food and social from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. The main event begins at 7 pm. There will be a fashion show by Victor Agbeve, fashion designer from New York. The Steers and the French taste lead the African cuisine that will serve food from different countries from Africa.