SAVANNAH, GA – NOV. 28, 2022 – Savannah African Art Museum is hosting a marketplace every Friday leading up to Kwanzaa, which is from December 26 to January 1. The marketplace will take place on December 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 12-4 p.m. on the second floor of the Terracotta Gallery, located at 201 East 37th Street in Savannah. Each marketplace will feature different vendors from the local and regional community and is free to the public. Please know that this is on the second floor, and it is stair access only.
The December 2 vendor will be Diaspora Marketplace: Savannah, an African art retailer who features clothing, décor, books and more. The December 9 vendors will be Viyanca, a fine artist and book illustrator, Ari’s Handmade Jewelry, and Torreah “Cookie” Washington, a Moroccan native, master quilt artist and teacher. The December 16 vendor will be William Kwamena-Poh, a fine artist and Ghana native. The Kwanza Marketplace will conclude on Friday, December 23 with vendors, Savanna Naturals, natural shea body products and African beaded jewelry, Ingrid J Boutique, an African inspired accessory artist, and Obi Nwosisi, a Nigerian native visual artist who resides in Savannah.
“Kwanzaa is an African American celebration of family, community, and culture. It is based on the agricultural celebrations of Africa, called “first fruits” celebrations which were times of harvest, ingathering, reverence, commemoration, recommitment, and celebration,” said the museum’s Education and Community Outreach Liaison, Lisa Jackson. “We invite the community to come take a tour and visit our marketplace featuring a vast array of vendors bringing patrons unique creative cultural art and goods.”
The Savannah African Art Museum is a non-profit institution devoted to spreading awareness and appreciation of African culture. They hold a collection of over 1,000 objects that hail from West and Central Africa. The museum’s collection spans over 28 countries and represents over 180 cultures. For more information about the museum, access virtual tours, workshops, and initiatives, please visit www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest using the handle @SavannahAfricanArtMuseum.
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