African Festival of the Arts on the city's South Side

September 4, 2010 9:33:06 PM PDT
The weather Saturday was perfect for enjoying some of the last festivals of summer, like the 21st annual African Festival of the Arts, which transformed Chicago's Washington Park into an African village.The festival features a marketplace, showcasing authentic African art, culture, and food. A variety of musical acts are expected to take the stage each evening, as well.

Saturday, actress Pam Grier was attended the festival, spoke to fans and signed copies of her book.

The African festival continues through Labor Day.