The Ann Arbor African American Downtown Festival celebrating African American culture and businesses will take over Downtown Ann Arbor. This day-long event features something fun for the entire family. Exhibits include crafts, jewelry, custom and traditional clothing, political and community outreach programs, and edible contests with taste tests. A full slate of health screenings and awareness programs will be on hand as well, and live entertainment will rock downtown throughout the day, with poetry, gospel choirs, praise dancers (movement with a religious bent), storytellers, hip hop, and bands playing everything from jazz to country. Kids will enjoy activities from 11am-6pm including face painting, nature-inspired arts and crafts, a puppet show, and interactive activities sponsored by Radio Disney AM 910. 8am-9pm. Downtown Ann Arbor.—NB
October 31, 2019
Following my Detroit Gallery Crawl piece in October Current highlighting contemporary art galleries in Detroit, it seems only fair to highlight the visual arts galleries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.