Kalamazoo Black Arts Festival Interview

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The annual Black Arts Festival starts July 13 at the Epic Center on the Kalamazoo Mall and concludes with a weekend "Summer Black Party" in La Crone Park on Patterson in Kalamazoo.

The festival celebrates African-American culture through poetry readings, live music, and film over the course of events.

Yolonda Lavender, the executive director of the black arts and cultural center, talked with Jessica Harthorn in the Newschannel 3 studio about the festival.

Click here for the event schedule.