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NBAF Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Gallery Exhibits + Artists Talks + more!


The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) is commorating its 30th Anniversary with a number of special curated events for art, theatre and music lovers. Check out the month-long celebratory events below:

  • Gallery Exhibit and Artists Talk September 15 & 16 at the Westside Cultural Arts Center in West Midtown. Saturday, September 15 from 3p-5p along with a collectors reception from 6p-8p + Sunday, September 16 from 2p-6p. Click here to RSVP
  • Friday Jazz at the High  The party continues at High Museum of Art on September 21 and features trumpeter Christopher Allison. Friday Jazz at the High is hosted by Jamal Ahmad. Click here to purchase tix
  • 30 Years of NBAF - Gallery Exhibit This exhibition will take a look back at NBAF's rich cultural heritage and feature works from past festivals. September 22-October 12 with a reception on September 27 at 6p at the Chastain Arts Gallery in Buckhead. This exhibition is open to the public
  • A Block Party in Motion: Second Line on the Beltline NBAF is closing out the month with a New Orleans style-jam.  Join the party from 3p-6p as we stroll through the historic Westside on the newly opened Westside Beltline. This event will also feature music from Orchestra Noir and more! The event is open to the public

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