The Serengeti Gallery is home to eclectic Afrocentric artwork and other unique pieces. I had the pleasure of attending the gallery's Annual Evening of Good Cheer: Shop and Mingle Holiday event with my sister Rachel; in support of my friend Jasmine Duke, whose glassware line, Mahogany Cheers, was being featured and sold. The other vendors in attendance were jewelery designers. There were homemade candles, incense, books and beautiful Christmas ornaments for sale as well. Prices for most of the pieces being sold ranged anywhere from the mid 20s to mid 40s and up. As soon as you walked into the gallery, guests were welcomed with festive holiday decor and Christmas music and asked to participate in the raffel for a chance to win prizes throughout the evening. The walls of the gallery were graced with large statement art pieces, and each nook within Serengeti housed something different. Though small in build, what I appreciated about the quaint space is that it didn't feel in the least bit confined. There was room to walk around and really see, feel and interact with the artwork that was there. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and bottomless cups of hot chocolate and hot cider. It was the people who really made the evening memorable. The owners were very kind, warm, and attentive; and the vendors were eager to chat with those in attendance about the inspiration for their pieces and share their stories with those who felt so inclined to listen. Their passion for what they created and are continuing to create was truly inspiring. Perhaps unexpectedly, the night turned out to be an evening of conversation and mentorship between seasoned women and millenial women; Girl Power at its purest. Needless to say, my sister and I enjoyed our time at the gallery immensely. If ever you are looking for a unique place to feed your creativity, the Serengeti Gallery is the place for you! I would encourage you to visit their website for more information on gallery hours and events!
Park Central, 7919 Central Ave
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
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