African-American Cultural Arts Festival in Charlottesville
Food and art vendors filled Washington Park for the festival.
Saturday was a day of celebration of African-American culture in Charlottesville.
The African-American Cultural Arts Festival was held in Washington Park.
The festival is now in its 24th year. The event honors different aspects of African-American heritage including song and dance.
Vendors served up plenty of food and art. A health clinic provided information and screenings for medical issues ranging from diabetes to vision.
There were several performances -- including Jamal, the Story Man.
Organizer Hilda Ward says she finds something different to enjoy each year.
"It's a time for people to come together and enjoy each other and I love the fact that we have all ages and all cultures," she said.
Performances in the evening included a line dance and group called Double Faces.
Organizers say they are already planning a bigger celebration for next year to mark the festival's 25th anniversary.
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