Pretty Brown Girl showcased dolls designed to encourage young girls of color to embrace their beauty.
Universal Love Jewelry has been in the business of making fine jewelry for more than 40 years.
For unique jewelry designs, attendees had the chance to shop at Dr. Foots, which is based in New Orleans.
From Mardi Gras Indians to jazz funerals, the Backstreet Cultural Museum holds an extensive collection dedicated to New Orleans' cultural traditions.
Any lover of jazz would have been delighted to learn about how the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park has worked to preserve this genre of music since 1994.
The American Heart Association spread the word about Americans' need to improve their cardiovascular health.
Representatives of this Catholic, historically Black university were on-hand to share their approach to preparing students for successful careers.
Hats of all sizes and textures were available at Rosebud New York.
Suzette Art Couture offered hats inspired by urban culture, theatrical haute couture and even the Harlem Renaissance.
Art across a diverse range of styles filled the marketplace.
Everything from sterling silver to African gemstones were available at Timbuktu Art Colony.
Whether you were in the market for original paintings, photography or sculptures, Stuart McClean Art Gallery had it all.
Allohn Designs carried clothing in vivid prints along with hand-painted pillows and throws.
If you're all about making a statement when it comes to fashion, Ndeye Fashion Designs was the booth to visit.
Brown Baby Designs had the cutest gear for babies, toddlers and youth.
There was no shortage of food vendors at the ESSENCE Festival. Festival-goers were able to enjoy Creole, Cajun and soul food options all weekend long.