The Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery and Resource Center

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The Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery and Resource Center

https://www.panafricanconnection.com/ 4466 S Marsalis Ave, Dallas, TX 75216, USA

Akwete Tyehimba
[email protected]
214-943-8262

Listing updated 12/16/19 • Added 12/11/19

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Square Footage 8200 sq. ft.
Max Occupancy 216 persons
Accessibility ADA compliant
Accessible parking
Accessible entrance
Accessible restroom
No stairs
Parking Onsite parking (free)
Lighting Windows
Fluorescent
Walls Sheetrocked and smooth
White
Hangable
Flooring Other flooring
Stage Platform stage
Other stage
Seating Flexible seating
Performance Space Backstage
Dressing rooms
Type

Performance, Rehearsal, Exhibition, Studio Art, Meetings / Meetups, Workshops / Classes, Events, Screening, Readings

Disciplines

Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Arts

The Space

Akwete Tyehimba is the owner of the Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center, located in Dallas Texas. Her late husband Bandele Tyehimba passed in 2012, and Akwete with the help of her children and the community have forged forward to keep the store open.

The Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center was started in 1989. Akwete says, “The institution was the vision of her husband. As an organizer in the All African People's Revolutionary Party it was his objective to educate folks on the necessity of belonging to organizations working to move African People Forward. Thus sprouted the Pan-African Connection Bookstore, a revolutionary thinking institution created to guide African people towards the greatness, beauty and dignity of African History and culture.

Bandele and Akwete’s vision has manifested into one of the largest independent institutions of education and culture in the country. The Pan-African Connection is a community space which holds one of the largest collections of authentic African Art, Books on the Black /African experience, African Clothing, Jewelry, Shea Butter, and holistic health care products in the South.

The community institution and resource center/space seats comfortable 150 people, has a large stage for live performances, hosts lectures, children’s activities, classes (cooking, gardening, food coop, business development, health and wellness, etc.), workshops, festivals, community meetings and has served as a small business incubator for hundreds of local minority entrepreneurs. Akwete says, “We believe in putting our theories into practice. Over the past 30 years we have infused the children in the Dallas Independent School District with African Art and Culture workshops, received many community awards, and worked collectively with community organizations and leaders to transform the lives of people in the Dallas area.

Hourly Rental

$100 per hour

We have tables and chairs included in the $100 per hour fee.

Daily Rental

$600 per day

Subsidized space available (free)

For special consideration for no cost space please call 214-943-8262.

Rental Requirements

If security needed customer will pay for own security, and call for additional information.

Rules & Regulations

No events after 11 p.m.

Rental/Proposal Process

Book two months in advance if possible. You may call to check rental availability.

Cancellation Policy

A deposit of 50% is required. Cancelation within 2 weeks of event will forfeit half of the deposit.

The Basics
Utilities included
Private bathrooms
Heating
Air conditioned
Wireless Internet
Utility / work sink
Equipment
Microphones
Podium
Amplifiers
Film projector
Laptop
Screens
White boards
Tables and chairs
Catering
Self catering allowed
The Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery and Resource Center

4466 S Marsalis Ave, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
https://www.panafricanconnection.com/
Availability Calendar (off-site)

The Building

Akwete Tyehimba is the owner of the Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center, located in Dallas Texas. Her late husband Bandele Tyehimba passed in 2012, and Akwete with the help of her children and the community have forged forward to keep the store open.

The Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center was started in 1989. Akwete says, “The institution was the vision of her husband. As an organizer in the All African People's Revolutionary Party it was his objective to educate folks on the necessity of belonging to organizations working to move African People Forward. Thus sprouted the Pan-African Connection Bookstore, a revolutionary thinking institution created to guide African people towards the greatness, beauty and dignity of African History and culture.

Bandele and Akwete’s vision has manifested into one of the largest independent institutions of education and culture in the country. The Pan-African Connection is a community space which holds one of the largest collections of authentic African Art, Books on the Black /African experience, African Clothing, Jewelry, Shea Butter, and holistic health care products in the South.

The community institution and resource center/space seats up to 150 people, has a large stage for live performances, hosts lectures, children’s activities, classes (cooking, gardening, food coop, business development, health and wellness, etc.), workshops, festivals, community meetings and has served as a small business incubator for hundreds of local minority entrepreneurs. Akwete says, “We believe in putting our theories into practice. Over the past 30 years we have infused the children in the Dallas Independent School District with African Art and Culture workshops, received many community awards, and worked collectively with community organizations and leaders to transform the lives of people in the Dallas area.

She and her late husband have three children, Adjwoa, Bambata and Sekou.

Hours

Open After hours for special event.

Open Tuesday - Friday 11a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday 10a.m. -7 p.m.

Sunday 1p.m. - 5 p.m.

Parking

We are located in Glendale Shopping Center. Entire shopping Center parking is available for our customers.

Public Transportation

Dart bus #19 stops at Glendale Shopping Center

Accessibility

Venue is wheelchair accessible, customer bathrooms, convenient public transportation, Stage for live performances, three meeting spaces, and African Art on display.

Security

Security cameras, and security on request.

Additional Files

Listing updated 12/16/19 • Added 12/11/19

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