Leimert Park Village A - Hub of African-American Culture
The Festival is a partnership with local merchants designed to build sustainable commerce and trade, and to leverage resources for the purpose of monetizing the social value of the African American Creative & Cultural Industry that brand Leimert Park Village and the Crenshaw Corridor as a destination for domestic and international tourism. This event highlights Leimert Park Village as a fine art hub for African Diaspora creative industry organizations and artists. The fine art Pavilion, its African Diaspora arts & crafts, commercial businesses, culinary food court, fashion fair, Pan African Nations and technology exhibitions, Children’s Literary exhibition, Holistic Health Fair, and Pan African Expo demonstrates the global impact of Africa and the Diaspora.
Join the Renaissance…
There will be dancing in the street, educational seminars and tours, a Caribbean Music Festival, performances at the Vision Theatre, Regency West, Barbara Morrison Arts Center, the Fernando Pullum Performing Arts Center, and outdoor events on the People Street Plaza located in front of the Vision Theater. All designed to complement the existing brick and mortar arts and creative industry enterprises, and the many annual festivals and events that occur in Leimert Park Village throughout the year.
This month-long event begins August 4 with the World Ministries Gospel Festival and will conclude with the Africa USA International Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference on September 17.
The Unity Festival offers some extraordinary experiences that we invite you to come out and support:
August 4th- September 17, 2017
The Vision Theatre
In association with:
Join the Leimert Park 20/20 Vision Renaissance to make Leimert Park Village
a lively entertainment destination for our residents and tourists visiting the City of Los Angeles!
2017 marks a return of the philosophy that made the former Los Angles African Marketplace & Cultural Faire a popular destination every summer. The Unity Festival incorporates the design concept of the African Marketplace by highlighting the African Diaspora and diverse regions that have been influenced and impacted by cultures originating in Africa. From Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, to the Pacific Rim Europe and North America, we aim to build enjoyment around the similarity of cultures based upon their African influence.