Black Artstory Month 2019: FRONT AND CENTER/ED

Fri, Feb 1st, 2019


Brooklyn style and fashion bring the history of Black Brooklyn front and center, providing the artistic and historic material to speak on the past, present, and future. This theme will be explored through art-based events held each Friday in February from 7-10pm.

Feb 8 | Drink & Draw at The Emerson
BYO sketch pads, pencils, etc., we’ll provide the drawing inspiration: models styled by Charles Johnson and Naana Badu. Beats by Frei. Drawings will be selected from the audience for an exhibition being curated live and installed in The Emerson that will stay up till March 8th.

Feb 15 | Exhibition at Putnam’s

Feb 22 | Fashion Presentation + Closing at 47 Hall

For event details and to RSVP, visit

About Black Artstory Month

Myrtle Avenue Black Artstory Month is an annual series that celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made and are making within the visual and performing arts world. Every year the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership partners with local artists and arts organizations to present the month-long celebration, and activate the main street with public art & FREE cultural programming. This year, Myrtle Avenue is working with Black Gotham Experience (BGX) an immersive multimedia project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City with walking tours, a photography-based graphic novel series, and events.

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