ESSENCE RETURNED TO ATLANTA

ESSENCE RETURNED TO ATLANTA
WITH ‘MY CITY, 4 WAYS’ CULTURE FESTIVAL
PRESENTED BY FORD

EVENT HIGHLIGHTED FOUR LOCAL INFLUENCERS
IN FASHION, ART, MUSIC AND CUISINE
WITH A SULTRY PERFORMANCE BY R&B SINGER ALGEBRA BLESSET

New York, NY (September 25, 2017) – 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, 4 Ways – Atlanta culture festival presented by Ford on Saturday, September 23. The all-new 2018 Ford Expedition and 2018 Ford Mustang greeted attendees upon arrival at The Garage at Tech Square.

For the second consecutive year, 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 Charlene Dunbar [Style Influencer]; Melissa Mitchell [Art Influencer]; Singer Algebra Blesset [Music Influencer]; Chef Willie Wallace [Food Influencer].

The curated experiences – moderated by co-hosts Essence Lifestyle & Relationships Editor Charreah Jackson and comedian Loni Love – included a Q&A with Creative Director June Ambrose, culinary experiences by restaurateur and Grammy-nominated singer Kelis, interactive art installations, pop-up fashion shops from local designers, “Ride & Drive” experience in the latest lineup of Ford vehicles including Ford Fusion and Explorer, a sultry performance by R&B singer Algebra Blesset and more.

Other notable attendees included: Designer and 2017 Project Runway contestant Kenya Freeman, Grammy Award-winging singer LaTavia Roberson, television and radio personality Egypt Sherrod, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche and more.

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