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Join Harlem Arts Alliance at the 36th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration for a live and vibrant event filled day as we celebrate our community’s richness and wealth in one market place. Visit the International Marketplace featuring handmade crafts and fantastic one of a kind gifts for that special someone!


Camille writes about a day in the life of a close-knit family that looks for any reason to get together. Chiquita Camille Payne is an Actress, Dancer and now author of her first book, JUST BECAUSE. Chiquita has been writing poetry for years, but her vibrant son inspired her to pursue book writing.

JUST BECAUSE is a short picture story written in poetic form by Chiquita Camille Payne, Illustrated by award winning illustrator, Jerry Craft and published by Mama's Boyz, Inc.

JUST BECAUSE tells the story of a young mother who takes her inquisitive son on a poetic journey of the importance of family, traditions and how families get together for special occasions or no occasion at all and that the greatest love is family...JUST BECAUSE! 

Inspired by a poem written by the author of her own family's traditions, JUST BECAUSE is a an old tradition which she now passes on to her inspiration, her son Chinua! 


modern twist on the classics... Afrodesiac Worldwide offers a cultural reinterpretation of retro design.A marriage of metropolitan edge and retro elegance. Splashed with a burst of vivid color. Imprint your own personality on your look and enter the age of individuality.



Fanta’s compositions range from abstract to portraiture. She especially enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes, that allow you to enjoy the sunrise from the comforts of your living room.Fanta works with oil and acrylic, but prefers to utilize biodegradable materials such as dehydrated citrus peels and seeds whenever possible. Fanta’s art is interwoven with her personal mission to maintain respect for the earth and its natural resources.



 These handmade skirts are made with sisters in mind. Traditional African print. Unique and one of a kind looks.


ECOWRIST, LLC we believe in a universal sustainable culture which creatively blends art, work, love and health. The company was founded by husband and wife team David Gandy and MarQuerite Hamden in 2008. MarQuerite's  South American roots inspired the duo to reconnect with the various cultures of the vast continent. With hands in fashion, performing arts and sales the couple presents products that are works of art with dramatic appeal.  Our company strives for sustainability through recycling, the use of natural materials, and minimal wastes to ensure as little effect on the environment as possible. We follow fair trade practices to make sure everyone is happy from farmer to consumer.


Gaia’s Essence is a wellness company that provides quality products for natural and organic living. We specialize in unique selections of Loose Leaf Teas and Salt Free Seasoning Blends created for their health benefits and spectacular flavors.  Our goal is to provide affordable, nutritious options to enjoy a happy, healthy life.

Our Core Values:  Global Respect, Natural KnowledgeSustainability 



Princess Jenkins is the founder, chief visionary and marketing strategist for The Brownstone. With its focus on customer service satisfaction, The Brownstone has built a reputation of excellence. The well-appointed boutique is illuminated by chandeliers, accented oak-wood floors and hand painted textured walls for a distinctively unique shopping environment.





Hand-made crocheted women wearables: capes, wraps, hats, gloves, scarves.  Her pattern designs are always useful, practical and stunningly beautiful. 



Since he was knee high, he has always taken an interest in creating and designing jewelry.   Moreover to achieve alignments with every piece of his art work.   Whether ancient or modern, each piece is hand crafted with fine detail with each customer in mind.   

Every piece of art work is unique, has its own identity, and every setting deserves to be considered for its own independence.  Your needs may require one or many. We take the time to consider your vision and create an innovative design that is all you.


AMCIBE NY  All Masters Creations in Blessed Enjoyment
By Designer Chris Morgan
Have you ever been walking down the street and saw someone wearing the same outfit as you?

Well at a young age I did, as an individual, this disturbed me to no end. That was when I decided I would not wear what everyone else was wearing. No trends for me, so I taught myself how to sew, went to various schools and became a Professional
Patternmaker, tailor, production manager, self taught hat Designer and Fiber Artist.

I have been sewing  and crafting for 47 years and I love to create wearable art utilizing the composition of different textures to create "ONE OF A KIND UNIQUE DESIGNS” and just like me the, hats I create are usually multifaceted (can be worn many ways)



For more than 40 years Aleathia Brown has been a driven and determined artist striving at making art with excellence. With 22 years professionally under her belt Aleathia has made her career in the arts with numerous solo and group exhibitions, her works have been in permanent collections as well as collected nationally and internationally by patrons and organizations.

Aleathia’s art tells a visual story and often translates music into line, movement and texture. Aleathia’s innate spirituality is present in the collection of her art. Aleathia’s artwork embodies vibrant color, unique style and is provocative. "Live Art” has been another of Aleathia’s passions exposing her viewing audience to the process and development of making art. In this body of work Aleathia spontaneously paints in front of an audience. The on stage experience comes alive accompanied by Spoken Word & Live Music. Audience participation is encouraged from time to time on a canvas hat & dress recycled from Ms. Brown’s futon mattress cover.



Imani's Product Line primarily includes:Handmade Gemstone Jewelry, Handmade Pyramids, Crystals, Essential Oils, Incenses, Ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) products, Books, DVD’s & CD’s.  Imani & her Imani’s Creations product line is unique enchanting, entertaining as well as intriguingly empowering and educational. Imani's Creations features hundreds of  genuine semi-precious gemstones & crystals in a variety of forms to choose from! These natural treasures from Mother Earth's sacred womb, are perfect to add to any child's Rock collection or to any adult's favorite Gem selection




KITTYROSE is a STATEMENT of Style, Boldness and Retro images.
Her use of  Sliver & Copper Plated Wire with Plastic Beads make it very easy for women to wear Bold Accessories  without hurting their ears.  The Royalty Collection will focus on colors of yellow and brown, taking from the retro feelings of the 7o's Black Love Era.The woman who wears the Kitty Rose Royalty Collection knows who she is and makes no excuse for ALWAYS making Simple Statements.



SIMPLI MA’AM African inspired jewelry, bags and shoes. Unique designs embracing African culture and heritage. Stop and stare handbags as well as shoes designed in various African prints and our stainless steel jewelry inspired by African symbols (Adinkra).

 Ampofo Brothers manufactures timeless quality custom made clothing for men. Since 2001 they have developed and created quality clothing and accessories characterized by distinctive craftsmanship  that accentuates their clients body structures, lifestyles, and personalities.




Puzzles For Us is the award-winning cultural edutainment series that spotlights the rich historical legacy and ongoing contributions of people of color to the global community. They specialize in the creation of exciting activity books, puzzle books, custom puzzles, workshops and other products that highlight these contributions in a colorful, engaging manner.




Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents -- as well as millions more through television broadcasts.




Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a performing Ensemble, a leading arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers®, a national and international education and community outreach program. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts.

Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world. 






Zuri-Laini means "beautiful and soft" so it was born of a need for a product that didn't dry or break my skin out like those I purchased in stores. That and a love for that which is natural, has aromas that caress the senses, and hydrates the skin . This is what made it extremely important that my homemade products be created with only pure and chemical-free ingredients - ingredients that
maintain the beauty and softness your skin deserves.






Taya adores textiles. She uses wools, tweeds, and corduroys to maker her cloth art dolls. Her first doll was made her favorite wool pants I she could no longer fit but refused to throw away, she named it Johanna after her great grandmother she’d never met.

Over time, she began to realize that dolls are much more than just a plaything. Historically, they are an expression of people and their cultures. Tanya’s inspiration comes from the folks she met in her lifetime. 




Hand crafted fine jewelry working in fine silver, gold, brass, bronze, copper and a variety of semiprecious stones into many works such as earrings, bracelets, ear cuffs, rings, pins and cufflinks.



In My Image Productions is a family owned business consisting of five creative daughters and their powerhouse mom. IMIP consist of aluminum earrings, nose-chains (face jewelry), beaded jewelry, hair, ear, feather accessories,hats, and fashionable clothing. The family business was started by Karen Christie, the mother behind it all. Her daughters Delilah, Elizabeth, Rebekah, Magdaline, and Mary have worked for and now along side her performing diligently as partners. Though the Davis family has been working together since 1995, Karen's creative journey started in the early 70's. They have created a name for themselves selling their products at different venues throughout the New York tri-state area, as well the DMV area.




Each creation is handcrafted with a unique look of their own. Her dolls are exquisitely dressed in beautifully tailored outfits. Medium used : Polymer or cernit. Most of the dolls have soft bodies with wirearmature. They range in height from 4" to 26" inches. No two dolls are alike. Some of the clothes are hand made and depending on the creation







Jazzmobile is the first U.S. not-for-profit arts and cultural organization created just for Jazz. We bring quality Jazz performances and education programs to area residents, serving over 100,000 people in New York City annually.

Whether on the street, in a park or at a major concert hall here or abroad, Jazzmobile works in partnership with like-minded organizations to present quality Jazz performances that enrich the culture and imbue new life into the surrounding area.


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