Date: February 18, 2023
Start Time: 12:00 PM EST
End Time: 6:00 PM EST
Location: Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road Southeast
Washington, DC 20020 United States
We turn to Black History Month to reflect on the past while dreaming of the future. So many of us forget to care for ourselves in the present, overlooking the spiritual compass inside. How can empower ourselves to blossom in an often-unforgiving world? What does mental health and spiritual wellness look and feel like? On 2/18, the Anacostia Arts Center will host Afro House: Spirit Fest from noon to 6 PM. The day long festival will include live performances from local creatives , a creative marketplace, and a wellness roundtable.
1 PM | HIStory of the Drum—Drum circle, live performance, and a history lesson for all to enjoy. Curated by JaySun
2 PM | Smudge Stick Workshop—What it smudging? Why did our ancestors use them? Join Blk Flower Market’s Kehmari Norman for a smudge stick creation workshop where you’ll learn about the history and spiritual benefits of smudging.
3:30 PM | Sound Bath Meditation with Harp: Join musical artist, Born I, for a one of a kind sound bath in our Black Box Theater.
5 PM | West African Styling Demo: Anacostia based Khismet Wearable Art, founded by Millee Spears, is a company with West African roots. Ms.Spears will host a demonstration that will help attendees understand the spiritual intentions behind West African fabrics. She’ll show you how to wear the fabrics, utilizing pieces from Nubian Hueman to show you how to style them.