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Local Colors is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit unique to the Roanoke Valley that strives to bring people of different cultures together in peace through educational services, yearly long community events and advocacy. Local Colors, founded in 1990, has grown from 4 countries/cultures to over 100. Recognized as one of the largest events in Roanoke, the Local Colors Annual May Festival draws a crowd between 15,000 to 20,000 on a typical sunny day. Local Colors is covered by the media in many foreign countries, awarded an Outstanding Event in SWVA by the Library of Congress, and is documented as a Local Legacy.