4th Annual Aaron Douglas Art Fair
Don’t miss out on this great family event!
Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Aaron Douglas Art Fair coming this fall on
Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Aaron Douglas
Art Park. This year’s fair will be bigger than ever, featuring:
- Over 30 local artist exhibiting original artwork in a variety of mediums
- "Kansas Silkers" will be doing demonstrations of their art process
- Live musical entertainment
- Lots of fun FREE children’s activities
- Affordable Food and Beverages sold by community NIA's
The fair will showcase the work of diverse and emerging artists from the region to
keep alive the legacy of Aaron Douglas, a renowned artist from Topeka who was the
leading visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s.
Initiated in 2006 by the Topeka TurnAround Team, the Aaron Douglas Art Fair
simultaneously celebrates the memory of Douglas, nurtures up-and-coming artists
from all walks of life, and provides a fun and creative environment for residents of
Topeka and beyond.
Where the Aaron Douglas Art Park is:
The Art Fair takes place at the Aaron Douglas Art Park, located at the southwest
corner of 12th and Lane in the city’s Tennessee Town neighborhood. The park is
anchored by a mural which was organized, fund raised, and painted by residents of
Central Topeka in 2005. The mural recreates part of the Topeka artist Aaron
Douglas's mural, "Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery Through Reconstruction,"
depicting black Africans as they were taken from their homeland and brought to
America as slaves. Douglas was commissioned in 1934 to paint the mural for the
federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) at a Harlem branch of the New York
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Aaron Douglas Art Fair 2009
Juried Art Exhibition and Fair - A Celebration of Community
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