Mark Arts

Griots

Griots at the Gallery

February 29, 2020

Join us from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 29 for this free family Black History Month event.

In 2019, Mark Arts welcomed more than 350 visitors for this event featuring the Griots Storytelling Institute. Griots are traveling poets, musicians and storytellers who maintain the oral history tradition of parts of West Africa.

There will be lots of activities for visitors:

Interactive storytelling – 1 p.m.
Special art exhibition – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Community art project – 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Griots drum circle – 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.
Buckner Drums – 2:45 p.m.

Our partners for this event are the Griots Storytelling Institute, Art That Touches the Heart Foundation and The Kansas African American Museum.

This event is supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Enjoy a look at the 2019 event in photos below.