Date & Time
Friday, August 16, 2019
Single tickets: $75 Couples: $125
Join Africa International House USA (AIH), Inc. for a special 30th Anniversary African Festival of the Arts Gala & Art Exhibition, themed “Spirit of Africa,” on Friday, August 16, from 6:00pm-9:30pm at the Logan Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Chicago. The gala celebrates outstanding leaders in business and the community who make meaningful contributions to advance AIH’s mission to expose and educate all people about the individual works and collective contributions of African cultures. The art exhibition will feature 30 images spanning the 30 years of the African Festival of the Arts captured by the Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers (CAAAP). There will also be a video presentation showcasing some 500 additional images from the event done by the CAAAP. The gala serves as the kick-off to the annual African Festival of the Arts (AFA) held over Labor Day weekend, Friday, Aug. 30-Monday, Sept. 2, in historic Washington Park. Sponsors for the 2019 gala include CBS2 Chicago, Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers, Chicago Sun-Times, The Wines of South Africa, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets are available at www.AfricanFestivalChicago.com.