Photos: Luangista African Gallery
MOUNT VERNON, NY — Mount Vernon’s Luangisa African Gallery is thrilled to be partnering with Arts Westchester for a cultural pop-up experience right in the heart of White Plains. This will include a showcase of Luangisa African Gallery’s beautiful collection of handmade and artisan-made goods from Africa, sourced for the past 26 years.
In addition to the pop-up shop, Luangisa African Gallery and Arts Westchester will be hosting a one-day event, entitled, “Luangisa African Gallery Night Out.” Held on May 19th from 6-8pm, the event will celebrate the pride, culture, and history of the continent. This will include African live music by PitsiRa and Friends, the Luangisa Wearable Art Experience, an immersive fashion show. Networking, some refresh,emys, and music throughout the night, provided by DJ Mao.
Luangisa African Gallery Pop-Up
Opening Day: April 23rd from 3-6 PM
Wednesday-Sunday from 12-5pm
Saturday from 12-6pm
Luangisa African Gallery Night Out
May 19th at 6pm
Tickets are available here.
Schedule (subject to change):
6:00pm – Music by by PitsiRa and Friends starts, drinks
6:30pm- Welcome message by Rose Luangisa
6:45pm – Music resumes
7:00pm – Luangisa Wearable Art Experience
7:30-8:00pm – Networking and shopping
Note: The boutique will be open during the event.
Rose Luangisa said, “When you support Luangisa African Gallery, you are really supporting African Artisans especially women and their children by putting a decent meal on their table”
About Luangisa African Gallery’s Founder:
Born in Bukoba, Tanzania, Rose Luangisa came to the U.S. in 1987 and earned both a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and an MBA from IONA College. She got her start at the African Family Day at Memorial Park in Mount Vernon (her U.S. hometown) and opened Luangisa African Gallery in 1996. Over the past 26 years, she’s showcased artifacts and other crafts at those fairs, festivals, trade shows and museum events which are symbolic of Africa’s rich cultural heritage, including: Afropunk, International African Arts Festival and Dance Africa in Brooklyn; Essence Music Festival in New Orleans; Capital Jazz Fest in Maryland, African Festival of the Arts and Arts and Crafts at the DuSable Museum, both in Chicago, African World Festival in Detroit, Newport Jazz Fest in Rhode Island, the Harlem Fine Arts Show in Harlem, the Zora Festival in Florida and many other venues.
For more information about the event, please visit Luangista African Galley.