It’s almost time for the return of the MOJA Arts Festival, set to be held this Thurs., Sept. 28-Sun., Oct. 8. Here’s what to expect at this year’s event — be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates.
About the festival
The annual, 11-day festival will highlight the contributions of African-American and Caribbean cultures to western and world culture, right here in Charleston. Many MOJA events are free to attend, while others can be purchased online.
Directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the MOJA Planning Committee, the event features a selection of visual arts programs, traditional crafts + storytelling, and educational outreach workshops.
The schedule is broken up into categories including:
- Visual Arts
Scroll through each category to find details on various events.
Plan your experience
The possibilities are endless for the next 11 days. Take a look at a few festival highlights below.
September 28: Explore the free-to-attend Opening Day Parade beginning at Marion Square.
September 29: Dance your waydow to the Reggae Block Party at Brittlebank Park.
October 4: Colour of Music Festival Octet returns to Dock Street Theatre with a classical chamber music performance to honor Charleston-born composer, Edmund Thornton Jenkins.
October 6: Enjoy an evening of poetry and storytelling at the James Island Arts and Cultural Center.
This marks the first year that Charlton Singleton, two-time Grammy-Award winner, will serve as the newly appointed artistic director.