African Festival Of The Arts is Celebrating and adding Spotlight on Barrett Keithley a multi-disciplined artist. He creates works of art that speaks to the story of his upbringing on Chicago’s south side known as the “Wild Hundreds.” He began creating to bring and create resources for his community. He started his platform Crown B Studios to aid in the production and the performance of Art & Entertainment. He’s curated and produced some of the biggest art events in Chicago with attendees of over a thousand; along with creating large scale murals in the city’s downtown neighborhood. He is currently working on “Paint The City” alongside his co-founder to bring local black artists and local businesses together to heal the city through art. In addition he is working on a body of work that speaks to the OUR current times.