|African American Cultural Arts Festival|
|The Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival
is held every July
in Washington Park.
This family-oriented festival opens with a grand entrance by the Spiritwalker,
dancers, drums and many other exciting performers. A wide variety
of crafts, foods, community organizations and artisans will be found throughout
the park. All are invited to listen to the storyteller, watch the
performers, and discover more about local and national African American
history and the contributions of African Americans to our community.
The 12th Annual Festival, held July 28, 2001, also included the re-dedication of Washington Park as Booker T. Washington Park. Booker T. Washington was a close friend of Charlottesville educator Benjamin Tonsler whom he met while in college. (Charlottesville's Tonsler Park is named in honor of Mr. Tonsler.)
African American Cultural Arts Festival Photos:
Events Photo Gallery | Washington Park Home | Parks and Grounds Home
Revised 8/8/01 by Stowe Keller