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About The Festival


The inaugural Festival was held on August, 1990 and exceed everyone's expectations, with more than 1,000 in attendance. The 1990 Festival featured two dozen juried artists and vendors.

The festival program plan was developed under the auspices of the African American Foundation.

Festival Staff


Brenda Lewis .......................... Chairperson
Curtis Porter ............................ Vice Chairperson
Erika Austin ............................. CO-Chairperson Community Organizations
Joann Bagnerise ................... Festival Member
Jean Bell ................................. Chairperson School & Universities
Andrew Chappell .................... Festival Staff
Faye Chappell ......................... Festival Staff
Jliyah Cofield ......................... Festival Staff
Gloria Jackson ........................ Chairperson Church Ministries
Marvin Johnson ....................... Festival Staff
Natalie Leigh ........................... Festival Staff
Herman Lewis ......................... Chairperson Job Fair
Whitney Maloy ........................ CO-Chairperson Community Organizations
Danielle Miles ......................... Chairperson Business Expo
Melvin Owens .......................... CO-Chairperson Vendor Assignments
Andreas Raynor ....................... CO-Chairperson Vendor Assignments
Linda Wilkins .......................... Festival Staff