Special Events + Trips
International Arts Experience 2018:  AFRICA Opening Cultural Event

International Arts Experience 2018:  AFRICA Opening Cultural Event

June 1st, 2018
Location: Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water Street, downtown Decatur
Friday, 5-7:30 pm
Phone Number:

Visit all 3 floors of the Madden Arts Center for a lively evening of African culture!

Take a “visual tour” through the exhibit of original art, crafts and artifacts:
Anne Lloyd Gallery

  • Enjoy the AFRICA exhibit
    (Click HERE for details of the exhibit.)

Second Floor Studio 

  • Hands-on art making - All ages invited:
    weaving, masks, Ndebele huts & figures

Third Floor

  • A taste of African cuisine by Chef Nick at Bizou
  • AFRIKY LOLO, nationally acclaimed West African dance, drums, costumes
  • Audience participation - Learn African dance steps & expess the joy!
  • 6 pm - IBIYINKA ALAO, Nigerian Ambassador of Art presents art of Africa followed by dance drama of "Ibi's Fireflies" with Afriky Lolo

Special Thanks to our Contributors:
Ameren Illinois
Decatur Rotary Club #180
Decatur Blueprint

John & Cheryl Bradley
Carla Brinkoetter
John & Susan Cobb
Jerry L. Douglas
Alan & Beth Frigy
Ardith Hubbard
Marilynn Madden
Virginia "Sis" McDonald
Ken & Betty Moser
Sharon & Herb Thompson

This event is offered free to the public thanks to our sponsor, Ameren Illinois.

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Office and Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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