Milwaukee’s Black Arts Fest MKE 2022: Entertainment, music, food, art

Milwaukee’s Black Arts Fest MKE 2022: Entertainment, music, food, art

In this 2018 Journal Sentinel file photo, Tavana Foersterling of Milwaukee paints at the Black Arts Fest MKE at Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee.

Black performers and visual artists, musical performances, dance, food, vendors, children’s activities, resource groups and cultural institutions.

All that and more is what attendees can expect at this year’s Black Arts Fest MKE, according to a news release.

The annual festival returns Saturday after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Being able to have a festival that’s family-friendly and well-run in a beautiful lakefront facility sends a message that the African-American community is valued,” Festa Board Chairman Derek Tyus, senior vice president and chief investment officer of West Bend Mutual Insurance, said in a news release. “Black Arts Fest MKE will showcase all types of music, dance, art and food. Our goal is to highlight the rich cultural heritage and contributions of African-American culture with a strong focus and emphasis on black and African-American businesses and artists from the state.”

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