About the Festival

The African Market Festival is produced by Òlàjú Art Group with the aim of showcasing a wide selection of visual and performing arts sourced solely from the African continent and its Diaspora. As a community-based organization, Òlàjú takes pride in introducing our members and followers to a collection of important artists and brands that align with our mission and annual Festival theme.

Essentially, our vision for the Festival is to present a well-curated selection of works for Africans and by Africans in order to both celebrate and advance the Pan-African culture. Since launching in 2017, over 1,000 attendees, 20 artists, and dozens of vendors have participated with numbers growing at every event. By attending the Festival, attendees of all ages and backgrounds are given opportunities to engage with African cultures from a variety of sources -Contemporary Art, Fashion, Food, Music, and more.

The Festival is primarily supported by a team of volunteers that handle everything from strategic leadership to guest registration. The proceeds from the event go directly to Òlàjú in support of our current operations as well as future programming. Òlàjú Art Group is a non-profit organization founded in Nigeria and established in Texas to promote African arts & culture. For more information, visit olajuartgroup.org.

The 2021 African Market Festival

Òlàjú Art Group will return to Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex for the 5th edition of the Festival on Saturday, January 23. More details will be released as we get closer to the event date.