In 2009, when we began planning for the first Jacksonville African American Cultural Arts Festival, our mission was to continue a tradition that started some 20 years earlier and to bring cultural pride back into the Black community through education, art, and music.
Much has changed since 2009, the world is a different place.
So we decided it was time to restate our purpose while staying with the mission, to address those some of those changes. Cultural Awareness is about so much more than race, or where we come from. Our health, our relationships, work and more, all play a larger part in our becoming Culturally Aware than we realized. Will we ever sponsor another Festival? We would love to, money and time make it a challenge
.....but we would never say never.