Honoring Our Ancestors

Following African tradition, we open each Festival day with traditional African drumming .This image is of S.H.I.N.E. Mwausi led by Rene Fisher-Mims (second from right).

Official Sponsor

LA City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Council District 10


Azar Lawrence, Barbara Morrison, Miles Mosely

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Mark-Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor 2nd District, Los Angeles County

Where everyone smiles.

We put a smile on everyone’s face. Join our audience of beautiful people!

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Thank you Union Bank; a sponsor for the 6th consecutive year!

Amazing and unique products!

Shop our Village Marketplace with over 80 fine art and quality craft vendors from around the nation!

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The legendary Dulan’s on Crenshaw is the proud sponsor of our VIP Hospitality Suite for the third year!

Everyone comes together!

Culture is the fabric that binds us together as one community.

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The Raw 2 the Roots Natural Hair Show presented by Crème of Nature.

World-class Entertainment

Kamasi Washington, Medusa, and Leon “Da Lion” Mobley

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LA Naturals, the largest natural hair meetup.com group on the West Coast w/over 1,100 members!

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Dibs Pro Audio Worldwide is our official sound company for four consecutive years!

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Superior Grocers is a proud sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. They also support our focus on education by providing scholarships for two schools in our district at our Festival!

Beyond Magical

Juan Roberts Design & Photography is a taste-maker and responsible for all the amazing images captured at our Festival. Juan is also a partner in The Leimert Park Village Group.

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Mc Donald’s is a proud sponsor for the fifth consecutive year! Come out and enjoy a complimentary refreshing cold smoothie!

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Kettle Corn & Stuff is a proud second year sponsor. CEO & Owner Keith Jackson is also a partner in The Leimert Park Village Group.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Our Sponsors

At the very inception of this festival in 2009, a unanimous decision was made to make this a free-to-the-public event.  Individuals, families and communities around the country were struggling with unprecedented economic challenges.  And fine artists, vendors and small businesses were severely impacted as well.  Times of great difficulties require us all to do our part.  And, although we felt strongly that we could produce an exceptional event that promoted commerce, culture and community, we knew it would be difficult to execute without the the support of our local civic officials and national and local corporate partners.

Therefore, our gratitude is heartfelt for the support we have received from:

LA City Council President Herb Wesson, Councilmember District 10

Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Leaving A Legacy"

"Leaving A Legacy" is our Festivals' theme for 2012.  We feel this theme can be universally understood, and expressed by individuals, families, communities, nations and Continents.

What does leaving a legacy mean to you?   Have you benefited from someone's legacy?  What legacy do you want to leave?  How important is leaving a legacy to you?  These are all questions and ideas we would like to ask and discuss because we feel that what each of us do individually and collectively impacts us all.

To promote this discussion, we have commissioned our 2012 featured Fine Artist, Ramsess, to create an original work of art which displays some aspect of the notion of  leaving a legacy.  This image will be used on all our promotional materials, and official festival merchandise.


Ramsess is an accomplished, and prolific, self-taught fine artist that works in various mediums, including stained glass, painting and handmade art quilts.  He is also a milner.  He has an extensive product line that includes original fine art as well as prints, calendars, greeting cards, coloring books, T-shirts and hats for men.

We hope you connect with our theme and join in on the discussion below..

Top 10 Reason to Support This Festival

01.  It's a quality, fun, FREE, and laid back but energetically charged atmosphere! 
02.  It's a family-friendly event with entertainment and activities for children to seniors.
03.  Because our diverse, multicultural, and multi-ethnic audience is knit together by their love for the arts.
04.  Because no one is a stranger here - bring friends or make new ones - everyone is welcome.
05.  To nourish your soul with great entertainment, good food and wonderful shopping.
06.  To enjoy a hassle free festival experience; we're not too big & not too small.
07.  To experience a great, centrally located venue in one of LA's best-loved cultural enclaves.
08.  To support live music, indie artists and local bands as well as A-list entertainers.
09.  To support our fine artists and local area merchants that need our support, especially in this economy.
10.  To show our current and potential sponsors that this event has value.
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