Graphic courtesy Fenton Street Market and AFI Silver Theatre.

Fenton Street Market will host a pop-up African marketplace tomorrow at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in conjunction with AFI’s New African Film Festival, which opened yesterday.

  • The marketplace will be open from 2-7:30 p.m. in the atrium lobby. Vndors include:
    Atsu Numadzi, a Ghanaian fine artist and fashion designer,
  • Bahari Deco Crafts featuring clothing and home accessories using Kanga and Kitenge textiles,
  • Chez Kevito with clothing, accessories and home goods inspired by nature, design and pop culture,
  • Obioma with fair-trade men’s and women’s clothing made in Nigeria, mixing African prints with modern designs,
  • South African Bazaar, a cooperative producing housewares and jewelry, and
  • Tutu’s Storybooks with diverse children’s books.

Visitors to the marketplace must purchase a ticket to one or more movies. Patrons are welcome to shop before or after their chosen film(s).

The full festival lineup, which runs until March 19, and tickets are available on the AFI website.

(Note: Source of the Spring co-founder Mike Mowery is one of the partners in the Fenton Street Market.)

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Fenton Street Market to host pop-up African marketplace during AFI festival