Check out highlights of Art Sanctuary's 2016 Celebration of Black Arts Festival!  

In the Sanctuary, sponsored by PECO

During the Celebration of Black Arts Festival we'll host weekly events in our gallery - In the Sanctuary: Messages from the Elders, sponsored by PECO. During this program, we will hear from notable authors who will read from their work, answer audience questions, and record an interview for our podcast series. Confirmed dates, authors, and guests are noted below:

Tuesday, May 10th, 7pm  |  CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW!

Art Sanctuary Gallery | 628 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Danny Simmons

Poet, During the Celebration of Black Arts Festival we'll host weekly events in our gallery - In the Sanctuary: Messages from the Elders, sponsored by PECO. During this program, we will hear from notable authors who will read from their work, answer audience questions, and record an interview for our podcast series.  On Tuesday, May 10, we will welcome noted poet, philanthropist, Neo-African Abstract Expressionist Painter and co-founder of Def Poetry Jam, Danny Simmmons, to the gallery.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 24th, 7pm  |  CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW!

Art Sanctuary Gallery | 628 S.16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Elizabeth Nunez

During the Celebration of Black Arts Festival we'll host weekly events in our gallery - In the Sanctuary: Messages from the Elders, sponsored by PECO. During this program, we will hear from notable authors who will read from their work, answer audience questions, and record an interview for our podcast series.  On Tuesday, May 24, we will welcome author, professor, and co-founder of the National Black Writers Conference, Elizabeth Nunez, to the gallery.

 

Tuesday, May 31st, 7pm  |  CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW!

The African American Museum in Philad | 701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Sonia Sanchez

In partnership with the African American Museum in Philadelphia and WURD, the Celebration of Black Arts Festival presents a screening of “BaddDDD SonicSanchez”. The documetary film features the story of poet and activist Sonia Sanchez.

 

Special Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors and Partners

Countdown to CBA32!

Next Event

Legacy Awards Ceremony and Show 

Friday, May 20th, 7pm

Temple Performing Arts Center

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