Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace 


Gift Making Workshops

Video Presentations

Harris Park District

6200 S. Drexel

Chicago, Il 60637




Africa International House hosts an annual Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace. Come out and shop with artists for unique, eclectic holiday gifts. This year enjoy Kwanzaa gift making workshops and a video presentation. Learn about the Kwanzaa principles and setting up a Kwanzaa table in your home. 

Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration December 26 - January 1. Each day is dedicated to one of the seven principles known as the Nguzo Saba. The seven principles are Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), Imani (Faith). 

Thank you to all the visitors and merchants that participated in the Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace. 


Charles Collectibles and Books

B&N Jewelry and Accessories


My Shoe Secret

B&N Jewelry and Accessories

Nature's Island

Essence of Meritah, LLC

JJ Jewelry

Omiyale's African Boutique

Chicago MATAH

African Arts & Crafts International

Golden Obelisk Press

SenTEAmental Moods

Chunky Jewelry Organizer

Jylee Creations

Third Generations Jewelers

Remree's Bling's & Thing's

McGhee Styles

Pyramid Visuals

Diane's Catering

Twisted Clay

Creative Flow by Sha'


Superhero Huff

Natures Treasurez

Limba Gal Jewelry

Sherrie's Earrings and Things. . . 

Twisted Rose Metal

Alkebulan Images


Regal Adornment

Fetish Cosmetics

Rhonda Gray Art

Black Pearl Creations

Hats & Accessories

Speak Loudly

TD Enterprises

The Krafty Chick

Youssouf Baradjo

West Indies Bakery CELEBRATION episode Kwanzaa segment.This segment features African Festival of the Arts jeweler Babatunde Kenneth Graves.