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April 26, 2016

Join in the month-long 2016 Celebration of Black Arts Festival

There will be workshops, panel discussions, author readings, film screenings, an exhibit, more

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Art Sanctuary spotlights regional and national African-American artists across all genres through art exhibitions, music workshops and classes for all ages and interests.

The 2016 Celebration of Black Arts Festival, formally known as Celebration of Black Writing, will be a month-long event beginning May 1. Art Sanctuary, an organization dedicated to highlighting black art, is hosting the festival. Throughout May, there will be workshops, panel discussions, author readings, film screenings and an exhibit.

In the gallery at Art Sanctuary, works by Deborah Willis will be featured. The opening reception is scheduled for May 3. As for author events, Danny Simmons is the first confirmed. He will read from his work and answer questions on May 10 at 7 p.m. Both events are free with registration.

Then, there will be an afternoon of events on May 21 during a free Literary and Arts Conference from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check with Art Sanctuary for times and to register. Afterward, join in a free, family-friendly outdoor street festival and concert until 4 p.m. These events will take place at Church of the Advocate at 1801 Diamond Street.

Updates on events during the festival can be found through Art Sanctuary.

Celebration of Black Arts Festival

May 1-31
Art Sanctuary
628 S. 16th Street