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African Arts & Culture Festival at Toronto Zoo

19 August 2011 No Comments

By Tendisai Cromwell

Indulge in an African cultural experience at the Toronto Zoo. Transforming the African Savanna section of the zoo, the African Arts & Culture Festival features dance performances and art workshops. For the remainder of the festival, browse through a marketplace of authentic African goods including sculptures, hand woven textiles, handcrafted wooden masks, traditional African musical instruments and more.

Featured artists include Josephine, a West African textile artist who inherited the craft from her family members as a child. She makes batik and tie dye products to be sold at the marketplace. Thomas and Juli create West and Central African products including jewelry and hand carved wooden art. Other artists and art dealers are listed on the Toronto Zoo website.

The festival, which began July 2, will run until September 5.

For more information about artists and marketplace schedule visit: www.torontozoo.com/events/AfricanArtsCultureFestival.asp

Photo courtesy of www.torontozoo.com

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