African Festival of the Arts gets under way

September 2, 2011 3:51:27 PM PDT
Washington Park has been transformed into an African village as the 22nd annual African Festival of the Arts is under way.

A Labor Day weekend tradition, the festival features a marketplace with more than 300 exhibitors selling fine fabrics, jewelry and artworks.

The festival also offers wellness workshops, a book pavilion, live entertainment and activities for children.

The theme of this year's festival is "moving forward".

The popular festival continues through Monday.