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Yiran African Arts & Designs aims at enriching the mind and the community through the diverse beauty of (symbolic) African Arts.

Our mission is to connect with the community by sharing Fred's art work, and making it accessible through the sale of greeting and note cards, prints and clothing. We hope to offer our patrons a way of expanding their knowledge and understanding of African arts and cultures.

Fred Yiran used different art forms to express his art. He moved freely from painting, carving, sculpting, storytelling and music. However, his first real love was painting, and it has been the backbone of his work throughout the years.

News

Catch up on all the latest news here at Yiran African Arts & Designs.

Story

Read the story of Fred Yiran's journey from his roots in Cameroon to his life as a teaching artist in Minnesota.

Heritage

Fred taught us to "fill our basket of knowledge" (our minds), encourage community, honor wisdom and creativity, and respect human dignity. 

Symbols

Gain a deeper understanding of Fred's images, and see how these symbols are the foundation at the heart of Fred's artwork

Please consider a free will donation in support of Fred's Legacy.