Essence Magazine hosts ‘MY CITY, FOUR WAYS – ATLANTA’ CULTURE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY FORD
EVENT HIGHLIGHTED FOUR LOCAL INFLUENCERS IN FASHION, ART, MUSIC AND CUISINE AND SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCE BY R&B SONGSTRESS TWEET
Essence, the number one media company dedicated to African-American women, brought together Atlanta’s most notable tastemakers, innovators and leaders during its My City, Four Ways – Atlanta culture festival presented by Ford at the Mason Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA.
The event created an unparalleled Atlanta culture guide from the perspectives of four young dynamic African-American influencers representing the city’s social and cultural landscapes today: Designer Kenya Freeman [Style Influencer]; Visual Artist Kashmir Thompson [Art Influencer]; Grammy-nominated Singer-Songwriter Anthony David [Music Influencer]; ATL Food Blogger Erica Keys [Food Influencer].
In addition to Q&As with each influencer–moderated by Essence Lifestyle & Relationships Editor Charreah Jackson–the curated experiences included culinary demonstrations, interactive art installations, pop-up fashion shops from local designers, “Ride & Drive” with Ford Vehicles, wine tastings and more. Singer-songwriter Tweet closed out the event with a sultry performance.
Other notable attendees included: comedian Loni Love, Chef Akhi, wine experts The McBride Sisters, and music industry trailblazer April Walker.
Raj Register, Multicultural Communications Manager stated, “Our expectation was to drive the conversation and celebrate the unparalleled Atlanta culture guide from the perspectives of four young dynamic African-American influencers representing the city’s social and cultural landscapes today. One of our brand mantra’s “GO Further” is something we do with our cars/products and within the community. Serving as the presenting sponsor with ESSENCE and the dynamic African-American influencers assisted us in doing just that.”