Historic Overtown will serve again as a cultural hub for the African Diaspora, with the seventh annual Art Africa. Organizers hope that the seventh time — which represents completion — means the event will continue to create change through arts and culture.
Art Africa Miami Arts Fair explores how Black Arts respond to the assaults that currently beset the global African Diaspora and the world at large and how artists of African descent and the global south create modes of intervention of radical autonomy.
Organizers say that arts and culture are essential for building a community, supporting the development and contributing to economic opportunity. Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. The art fair is housed along Northeast Second Avenue in Overtown between the Pan-African Pavilion at 919 Plaza at The Lyric and the Featured Artists Pavilion at 920 historic Clyde Killens’ building.
The event is sponsored by the City of Miami Southeast Overtown Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW) and the Greater Miami Visitors and Conventions Bureau. Twenty-five artists from the United States, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America are confirmed to showcase their work.