The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership is proud to present the 3rd Annual Black Artstory Month, a month-long series of FREE art exhibits, performances, film screenings, and more in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout, Brooklyn. Black Artstory Month celebrates the enduring influences and contributions made by African Americans within the visual and performing arts worlds. Coinciding with this year’s Black History Month, “Where I’m From: The Black Artstory of Myrtle and Beyond” features themes of time, travel, and transition by over 25 Brooklyn-based artists.
“This is the highlight of our Arts & Culture programming on Myrtle Avenue. We are excited to create opportunities for local artists and to celebrate and elevate our community’s rich African American history, especially in the arts. Our locally owned businesses join us in the effort to create collaborations with artists and organizations and to introduce new audiences to the Myrtle Avenue artistic & cultural experience” – Meredith Phillips Almeida, Executive Director.
2015 Black Artstory Events
Black Artstory Month’s FREE program highlights include:
Black Artstory Month Artwalk + Opening Party (Visual Art & Music)
Sunday, February 1 , 4-6pm
Artwork by over 25 Brooklyn-based artists will be on view at over thirteen small businesses along Myrtle Avenue between Carlton & Classon Avenues. The art at each location is curated by the following independent curators: Remi Onabanjo, MoCADA, SONYA, Freecandy, Jessica Lynne, Naimonu James, Rasu Jilani, Pratt Institute’s BAKO Tribe and Daonne Huff. Artwork can be viewed during the Artwalk (Feb 1, 4-6pm) and also during regular business hours. Various locations (See Artwalk Map).
Black Artstory Month Opening Party (Music)
Sunday, February 1, 6-9pm
Start February off right with dancing and drinks at the Black Artstory Month Opening Party. Sounds by Flames Baldwin.
Brooklyn Eats, 474 Myrtle Ave between Washington Avenue & Hall Street
Black Artstory Month celebrates the contributions that African- Americans have made and are making within the arts community. The series of FREE events includes art exhibits, film screenings, performances & more throughout Black History Month. This program is sponsored, in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
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