Africa International House USA, Inc.
The story of Africa International House USA, Inc. (AIH) begins at Window to Africa (WTA) - an African art and gift store in Harper Court, Hyde Park - owned by Dr. Delores (Dee) Parmer and Patrick Woodtor who returned from Liberia in 1982. WTA was operated by art & cultural enthusiasts: Joanne Scott, Shionah Chancellor, Steven B. Jackson, Dayo Laoye, Gwen Luster and Curtis Chancellor. Programs at WTA drew large crowds and included exhibitions, fairs and fashion shows. The Bahamas National Dance Troupe premiered in Chicago as one of these events. In 1989, WTA convened a group of cultural supporters to manage the WTA activities which became the African Festival of the Arts (AFA).
In 1994, the Woodtor family incorporated Africa International House USA, Inc (AIH) as a nonprofit organization to manage the AFA, with the mission: "To serve as a center that exposes and educates all peoples to the individual works and collective contributions of African cultures." AIH, governed by a board of directors, combines community support with corporate sponsorship to present Chicago audiences with art and cultural programs through our Center for Contemporary African Art and Culture.
We at Africa International House USA, Inc. (AIH) greatly appreciate your support and contributions to AIH programs.
Click the DONATE button below or become a member and support the many programs of AIH, including Concerts in the Park, Pan African Soccer Tournament, Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace, Gallery Exhibits, and the flagship event, the annual African Festival of the Arts.
AIH is a 501c3 organization & your donation is tax deductible.
Celebrating the Living Legend Babatunte aka Kenneth Graves
Sunday, April 9, 2017 3pm - 6pm
ETA Creative Arts Foundation
7558 S. South Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Il 60619
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1507 E. 57th St. Unit 460
Chicago, Il 60615