Festival Overview

On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Òlàjú Art Group will return to Brick at Blue Star for the fourth edition of it’s flagship program, The African Market Festival, held in association with the annual DreamWeek Summit. The theme for 2020 is “Home Away From Home” and during this one-day event, festival goers will experience a mix of contemporary art, fashion, food, music, and shopping specifically curated to highlight Africa’s diverse cultures. Our strategy for organizing this program combines a curated marketplace with multi-disciplinary arts engagement to provide hours of quality entertainment for guests of all ages.

Òlàjú Art Group is a non-profit organization established in San Antonio, Texas in 2015 to promote and develop African arts and culture. The Festival’s overall aim is to showcase a wide selection of visual and performing arts -all sourced solely from the African continent and the Diaspora. The 2020 program will feature an original exhibition of contemporary art, a screen printing station, an African dance workshop, and a runway fashion presentation with a live DJ mixing a selection of African music during the entire event.


A curated exhibition of works by leading contemporary artists


A runway presentation of modern designs


A tantalizing menu of international, “small chop” cuisine


A signature playlist and live musical performances


A marketplace featuring premium vendors

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Festival Planning Committee Members (in alphabetical order)

The 2020 African Market Festival is organized by the following group of volunteers: Ola Elechi, Cassidy Fritts, Helen Holmes, Ashley Jones, Juliana Kasumu, Obafemi Ogunleye, Jenny Park, Mycheryl Russ, Ileana Yordan