In 2010 four creative high school students were eager to create a space to highlight the rich culture in the Afro-Canadian community. We came up with the concept of AfroChic and the event: AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibit. What began as an event focused on the politics and intricacies of black hair, evolved into a larger exhibit, featuring a mosaic of art, music, lifestyle and fashion.
Along with the exhibit, the AfroChic movement spearheads community development initiatives in an effort to highlight Afro Canadian arts and culture year round throughout multiple communities.
AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibit is a staple in Toronto, committed to creating an open and safe platform to exhibit the expressions of underrepresented people. 2017 is an exciting time for the Afro-diasporic community and the AfroChic movement is more vibrant than ever before.
Over seven years in the making, AfroChic has become one of Toronto’s pre-eminent art exhibitions having featured over 200 up and coming fashion designers, musicians, visual artists, digital artists and spoken word vocalists. AfroChic has attracted thousands of Torontonians and international guests.
In the past, AfroChic was sponsored by Essence Magazine as well as Elle Canada. AfroChic has been hosted by CBC’s very own Amanda Parris and has provided the opening platforms for a few of Toronto’s most notable talents including Kofi’s Art and Omi Woods, formerly known as Asikere Afana.
AfroChic will take place in the year 3017 where we will re-imagine and examine Fashion, Hair, Beauty, Technology and Culture through the Black Canadian lens. The AfroChic exhibit with be filled with artistic ideation and small business empowerment with a digitized and technological tribute to Toronto’s hottest designers, artists and youth entrepreneurs. Join us for Toronto’s take on the ‘met gala’ with avante garde branding fueled by the theme of AfroFuturism.
The AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibits have been a platform in the city of Toronto offering a colorful and vibrant mosaic of talent in one space, watch our journey…