A favorite event at Arcosanti is the annual JUNETEENTH Celebration.
The date of the festival commemorates the date that most slaves first heard about President Lincoln’s 1863 declaration of freedom. It symbolizes the joy of a call to freedom, and the responsibility to assist in developing a more inclusive and equitable society. The arts in general, and in this case specifically, African-American arts, are one of the most compelling sources for passing this message on.
A dynamic performance by “The Cunningham Duo” was part of the festival for its second year.
The reggae group “Henry Turner and Flavour” have been part of this festival at Arcosanti since it’s beginning. They returned this year and again brought out happy dancing feet in their audience.
There were Art and Crafts, as well as a variety of food vendors.
Vendor Husain Abdul-Alim brought his collection of SPIRITWOOD masks and carvings.
This is a wonderful event with great music, lots of different foods, entertainment for the kids, arts and crafts and an overall very mellow atmosphere.
The festival is organized by Milt Cannon. Milt heads the “Prescott Jazz Society” and has arranged this event at Arcosanti since 2000.