Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center Presents: AKWAABA: A Pan Afrikan Extravaganza + Fundraiser

By Editorial Team on February 4, 2019

Fri, 08 February 2019 — Sun, 24 February 2019

Image from last year’s event. Courtesy of CHACC.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

AKWAABA returns this February to Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center (CHACC), located at 3200 Martin Luther King Avenue SE. CHACC + NationHouse will host its 2nd Annual Pan-Afrikan
extravaganza + fundraising art exhibit featuring original art created by their students.

Founded by socially conscious visual and performance artists who attended Howard University in the
late 1960s, NationHouse Positive Action Center is celebrating its 44th year of educating families in
historical and cultural truth.

The name of the exhibit, Akwaaba, means welcome in the Ghanaian language of Twi, and this will be an
opportunity to welcome this new partnership with CHACC and the community at large. This month-long
exhibit with events on February 2nd, 16th and 25th will raise awareness for NationHouse and raise
funds for the school’s programs and growth. It provides the students and teachers a chance to
showcase their art for the wider community.

  • February 8th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm is the opening reception.
  • February 15th from 7pm to 10pm is the founders’ birthday celebration featuring live jazz from Akua Allrich + The Tribe
  •  February 24th from 11am, to 2:30pm featuring brunch and the children’s show

Feel free to stop by CHACC to view and purchase NationHouse’s original art pieces.

Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center (CHACC) is located at 3200 Martin Luther King Avenue SE.