Get ready for Afr'am Fest 2016

A three day festival that celebrates African-American arts and culture in the Hampton Roads Region

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What is Afr'am Fest? 

AFR'AM FEST is a celebration of African-American Culture and African American Heritage. 

This festival brings together the best of life and fun in an educational, entertaining and interactive way. 

Since 1983, The South Eastern Virginia Arts Association, SEVAA, has produced and hosted this major annual fundraising event which has grown into one of the largest African American Arts Festivals on the east coast. 


It's time to celebrate your culture

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Afr'am fest is fun for the whole family 

It all started in November of 1982 at the Black Art Forum sponsored by Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University. Dr. Glenn Ray and many forum attendees expressed concern that only a handful of black organizations were represented in the Greater Hampton Roads Cultural Action Plan, and that these organizations received the least funding. The purpose of the forum was to respond to these concerns. The Southeastern Virginia Arts Association (SEVAA) was organized to address Dr. Ray’s concerns.


Our Strengths

Afr'am Fest has a brand reputation for attracting more than 25, 000 people per day and an over 28-year history of bringing Afr'am Fest to Hampton Roads. The increased anticipation to bring Afr'am Fest back to the area has been the driving force behind SEVAA's continued efforts. Want to help? You can help by donating below.