Black Arts Fest MKE is coming to the Summerfest grounds

Black Arts Fest MKE will celebrate and showcase African and African American culture through music, dance, educational activities, art and food.

The effort to reintroduce a festival in Milwaukee for the African and African American community was ignited by a small group of respected African American business professionals and community volunteers. Patrice Harris and Derek Tyus are just two of them.

“There is a wealth of African and African American talent in Milwaukee County and the state, we look
forward to sharing it with the entire community,” says Patrice Harris, Executive Director of the festival.

Derek Tyus, the Chairman of the Black Arts Fest MKE Board of Directors says it will be, “a wonderful opportunity to showcase the culture, traditions, values and talents of African…

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