SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum hosts its Black History Month Celebration: A Free Family Festival this weekend and is urging the whole community to attend. The festival is set to run 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21.
This year, the celebration honors mavericks, innovators, and nightingales. The performance lineup has a bit of everything for everyone – a shouting good time with Next Phase, The Isley Brothers Tribute Band; a special homage to African-American circus pioneers by Topsy Turvy Queer Circus and Tyehimba Kokayi; a fun history of hip hop with The Cypher Hip Hop Workshops; hands-on activities, genealogy information, and an amazing arts and craft bazaar. There is something for all ages at this free family festival presented in collaboration with the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum.
This year’s Arts & Crafts Bazaar features Kat & Bare Naturals; Gwendolyn Flemmings; Unlimited Fashions; Baskets by Sylvia Conable All Weather Fashion; Hollins Sullivan Arts; Finger Tips, etc.; Culture Collection; Deborah LeDet Designs; Shirley’s Sugar and Spice; Jewels & Fiber; Body Oils by Brenda. Voter Registration and Better Life Children Services will also be on hand.
Family Festivals are sponsored by Raley’s Family of Fine Stores. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street. For more information, call (916) 808-7000.