Hampton, Va.- On Dec. 6-7 the Hampton University Museum will hold the 18th Annual Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace. Come and celebrate, shop and enjoy. The weekend will be filled events for the whole family.
On Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. the Marketplace will kick off in the Museum shop with the purchase of holiday and Kwanzaa gifts from the Museum Shop, which specializes in African and African-American art gifts. Gifts range from hand crafted items to jewelry and art.
The event will continue with an Evening Celebration at 5:30 p.m. which will include special holiday music and art activities for children ages of 3-10 years old in the Curiosity Room, sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Women’s Association and the drumming of M & M (a mother and son drum group). The Marketplace will be open until 7 p.m. While admission to this event is free, guests are encouraged to donate gently used clothing items for women that will be donated to Transitions.
On Dec. 7 1-4 p.m., the Holiday and Kwanzaa Jazz Brunch and Marketplace will be the featured event. The admission is $10 for adults and children 10 under are $8. Visitors are encouraged to view the changing exhibit, “The Dianne Whitfield Locke & Carnell Locke Collection: Building on Tradition” (Oct. 12-May 10) and the permanent galleries, listen to jazz with Osmosis and HU Student entertainment sponsored by the HU Museum Biggers Circle, and enjoy do-it-yourself children’s art activities that focus on the celebration of Kwanzaa, all while delighting on heavy hors d’oeurves, desserts, and light beverages.
To register for the Holiday Jazz Brunch and Marketplace please contact Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, at 757.727.5508 or Vanessa.Thaxton-Ward@hamptonu.edu by Dec. 3, to claim your spot at the event.