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Ford Presents My City, 4 Ways Cultural Festival with Essence

Essence, partnered with Ford, brought together Atlanta’s most notable tastemakers, innovators, and leaders during its My City, 4 Ways culture festival. For the 2nd year in a row, 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.

*Photo Credit: Michael Walker/UMeek Images


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