The Kuumba Festival is presented by African American
Appalachian Arts, Inc. (AAAA), an arts organization that focuses on
positive social and community development by utilizing creative methods of
education through cultural artistic programming and development.
The Kuumba Festival (KUUMBA means Creativity in Key Swahili) was started in
1989 by local Knoxville artists and community activists who were looking to
showcase local African American art and artists for the sole purpose of
sharing, educating and exposing rich cultural art forms to the Knoxville
community. This event gives African American Appalachian Arts Inc.(AAAA) an
avenue to reach out and service the Greater Knoxville community through the
offering of cultural arts activities. KUUMBA Festival is located in three
primary locations including: Market Square/Downtown, Haley Heritage Square,
and Morningside Park.
1600 Dandridge Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
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