Columbia College Chicago Hosts 3rd Annual Black Arts Fest February 20-22, 2020
Columbia College Chicago Black Arts Festival 2020 synthesizes past and present to inform visions of an empowered future.
This year’s Black Arts Festival will continue to provide an affirming, community space for Columbia College Chicago artists who identify with the African diaspora to share work through theatre, performances, film, visual art, scholarly panels and discussion, while critically engaging each other through roundtable discussions, audience interaction, and collaboration.
The Black Arts Festival is curated entirely by Black students and alumni and is free and open to the public.
The Columbia College Chicago Black Arts Festival was inspired by Alivia Blade ‘17 and Bri Heath ’17 in partnership with Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Assistant Professor Robert Hanserd, coordinator of the Black World Studies Minor. This year’s festival will invite students from various art forms to work together with a critical lens to create impactful art to share with the greater Chicago art’s community, local arts organizations and neighboring universities in the South Loop. More history on the Black Arts Festival can be found here.