The 2011 MOJA Arts Festival takes place from Sept. 29 – Oct. 9, 2011, throughout Charleston, SC.
Image from the 2009 poster by Doyle Cloyd
2011 marks Charleston’s 28th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events for many different years, the 2011 MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites. Nearly half of MOJA’s events are admission-free and the remainder are offered at very modest ticket prices, ranging from $5 – $35. The MOJA Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee, a community arts and cultural group and the MOJA Advisory Board, a group of civic leaders who assist with fundraising and advocacy. MOJA, a Swahili word meaning “One,” is the appropriate name for this festival celebration of harmony amongst all people in our community. The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more. In addition to its myriad arts presentations, MOJA also includes an active and busy educational outreach component of workshops in the public schools and senior outreach in senior citizen homes.
The 28th Annual MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition takes place this year at the Avery Research Center For African-American History and Culture, located at 125 Bull Street in Charleston, for Sept. 25 through Oct. 30, 2011.
The 28th Annual MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition is open to all artists residing in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Work will be juried by JPEG formatted CDs and should reflect the mission of the MOJA Arts Festival.
Click here for the page where you can download the application.
DEADLINE: August 18th, 2011 before 5pm.
For further information visit (www.mojafestival.com).