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AFRO-INDIGENOUS ARTS + HEALING FESTIVAL

Empowered by the Ancestors and enlisted by the powers to be, Black Market and a group of COMMUNITY CREATIVES have been tapped to take-over the blighted lot across from the Haley House for an ARTS + HEALING Festival! 


This is an opportunity for us to enliven and activate a space that has been vacant for over 50 years in the center of Dudley Square, Roxbury!  


WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019


TIME: 2pm-7pm


WHERE: 2139 WASHINGTON STREET (IN THE LOT NEXT TO BLACK MARKET) ROXBURY, MA 02119




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LIVE ART- Paint the Block! -Bring your own Art Supplies and Create your own mural! We supply the canvas! 


HEALING STATIONS- SIsters of Calabash | ILE ASE (Ritual, Prayer, Reiki, Tarot and more!) Part I of BLACK AUGUST weekend! 


MUSIC- Live DJ's, Drummers and performances by local Artists of FAMILY FAMOUS + MILKSHAW BENEDICT and Friends!


AN AFRICAN ART SALE- Over 500 Masks, Shields, Yoruba Sashs, Statues, Textiles and more!


AN INTERACTIVE FASHION RUNWAY- Curated by Joelle Jean-Fontaine (Founder of fashion brand: I am Kreyol)


A ROYAL ROUND TABLE SESSION- Curated by Jessicah Pierre (Founder of Queens Company)


CURL WORLD- Hair as Art and Culture- Curated by OMG! which stands for OBSERVE MY GREATNESS; aiming to create a place for DIVINE SPIRTS to enjoy and embrave the essence of our energy! (Founder Komeal Hullum)


PHOTO WALLS- At this Festival- YOU ARE THE ART! Tag #AfroArtsFEST #beautifydudley and post on IG!


VENDORS- Enjoy the handmade artisanal goods by local makers and entrepreneurs!


LOUNGE- Hang out with us and enjoy the transformation of our neighborhood!


FOOD COURT- Taste of Indigenous Foods from around the Diaspora! 


FIT X CAMP with ZUUMBA, FULL BODY, YOGA curated by Joanne Lesperance (Leader- Fit X Camp)  


FACE AND BODY PAINTING! - TBA


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