Spectacular Magazine - August 2014 - Page 22

CELEBRATE AFRICAN AMERICAN ART AND CULTURE AT TRIANGLE FESTIVALS By Sherri Holmes The end of summer does not have to mean the end of fun in the Triangle. There are two upcoming festivals where you can experience African American music, art, food and culture. On Labor Day weekend the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County will celebrate its 5th Anniversary. This two day event (Aug. 30-31) takes place along Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh. At the Cultural Festival, you can listen to a diverse mix of performers including the Taste of Honey featuring Janice Marie, Zapp, the Bar-Kays and much more. You can view an African dance performance. Take your children to the Family Village where they can hear a storyteller or make a craft. Then enjoy a tasty treat or purchase a unique item from a vendor. Others who prefer an outdoor setting will appreciate the performances at the historic Durham Athletic Park.” Michelle Davis Petelinz, Art Program Director encourages art lovers to “stop in to each booth to meet the art