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CALL FOR ARTISTS • Musicians, Poets, Visual, Culinary • AND VOLUNTEERS

Published: 2016-11-11 18:17:19

Article ID: 7

CALL FOR ARTISTS for “A Celebration of Art and Culture” Fri. Dec. 9, 2016 at The Root 3012 N Walker Ave, Ste B. Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Artists, volunteers we NEED YOU! Afrikanation Artists Organization USA (AAOU) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization on a mission to create mutual understanding and respect across cultures in the United States and Africa through art. In collaboration with The Root, we present “A Celebration of Art and Culture” Fri. Dec. 9, 2016. Here we will host an art auction, a raffle for an original painting by Ahmed 4x4 Arts of Hargeisa, music, poetry and light food.

This is our final push for the 2016 Art Supply Donation Drive which ends Dec 15. Art supplies collected and money raised support youth at Hargeisa Children’s Orphanage and professional artists in Hargeisa, Somaliland/Somalia.

Each participating artist and volunteer will receive an art print by one of two Hargeisa-based artists: Hanad Arts or Ahmed 4x4 Arts, plus free entry to the event.

Visual Artists: To participate in our art auction Dec. 9, please send an email with your name, bio and a work sample to Ebony at Maximum size that can be accommodated for is 24” x 24.” For paintings and photography, please deliver hang ready. Artwork sold is subject to a minimum 50-100% tax-deductible donation. Please do not submit artwork that contains nudity.

Delivery: Please drop off artwork to Benny Jacobs at The Root on Mon. Dec. 5 from 12 pm - 11 pm.
Event: Fri. Dec. 9 from 6 - 10 pm
Pick up unsold work: Mon. Dec. 12 from 12 pm - 11 pm
If these dates/times do not work for you please send a message to Benny Jacobs at to make other arrangements.

Performance Artists: Please share your talents with us! If you would like to perform your latest dance routine, music, poetry or performance piece, please email Ebony at by Dec. 4th.

Volunteers: Please help us on Fri. Dec 9th as a greeter, art auction assistant or at our raffle booth. If you are available and would like to support in this way, please send Ebony an email at by Dec. 4th.

Thank you all for your support past and present! We hope to see you on the 9th!