AMOOTI: FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE
From Africa with Love is an inclusive retail and cultural pop-up event designed for you to show your love for African culture, shop for African art and fashion, and enjoy special events and programs on February 10! This event is presented by Amooti.org and hosted by Zone 3 at 267 Western Ave, Allston.
Amooti is an online market place that empowers African artisans by expanding their market to customers in the US interested in unique African art and fashion all while telling the story of the artisans who produce handmade products. Come shop the Amooti Vendor Market, featuring a range of independent artisans. On Saturday, join us for a full day of fun Valentine’s activities that will titillate the senses and give you a flavor of African culture.
Full Schedule of Events:
11:00am: Amooti Vendor Market opens up to public
12:00pm: Yoga for Inclusion:
Join Melissa from culturalfab.com for a 40min yoga session focused on using movement to promote inclusion, diversity and staying connected with one another.
12:30pm: African Treats & Snacks:
Our friends will be sharing some tastes of African cuisine throughout the afternoon
2:00pm: African Poetry & Love Stories:
A special session dedicated to love poems and other literary works written by African authors, poets, and artists.
3:00pm: Mini Runway, Gift Guides & African Stylist :
Watch models sporting African winter outfits walk our runway to inspire you to try new and trendy clothing ideas! Each handcrafted product has a story to tell. Listen to these stories and anecdotes about African gift giving traditions. Learn to adopt Amooti’s runway styles yourself to look their best this Valentine’s.
5:00pm: Multi-Cultural, Love-Themed Painting Experience:
An artist will lead a fun and short multi-cultural, love-themed, and hand-on painting project. Singles, friends, and couples welcome!
6:00pm: Senga Secrets: African Romance Secrets & Advice:
In African culture a “Senga” is a wise, elder aunt who offers advice to couples on romance and more. Join Amooti’s own Senga for a fun and safe discussion of traditional African romantic secrets and advice!
Refreshments will be available during evening events for you to enjoy while immersing yourself into African culture, art, and tradition. It will be a special Valentine’s, the African way!
Vendors: If you are interested in showcasing your African inspired products, please email email@example.com.