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Abby Haroun of Afrotika Arts is a deaf artist and designer who creates contemporary African-inspired art that celebrates the joviality of African culture. Proceeds from Abby’s sales support the education of deaf children in developing nations. Abby creates African-inspired masks and collages made of fabric, wood, and upcyled leather. Her artwork is eco-friendly and involves the upcyling of fabrics derived from her clothing designs as well as donated remnants of used fabric.
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What is The Columbia Festival of the Arts?
The Columbia Festival of the Arts is a multi-weekend event that celebrates music, art, and entertainment. Each Festival kicks off in June with Lakefest, a free, three-day outdoor celebration at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Lakefest includes live performances, children's creative activities, a juried fine arts and crafts show, a variety of hands-on workshops for all ages and outdoor festival food fare.
The days following LakeFest are comprised of a variety of free and ticketed events, including performances in multiple disciplines, master classes, workshops, fine art exhibitions, literary offerings, film and frequent opportunities to interact directly with artists.