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Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas

Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas

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This festival surrounds many different events in Chattanooga. The festival is split into different sections that focus on different African-American who made contributions to the arts community. 


August Wilson Playmakers Festival:

    • June 10 – Opening Night of “Joe Turner’s Come & Gone”
    • June 12 – Performance of “Joe Turner’s Come & Gone” Followed by a Lecture
    • June 16 – Performance of “Peeing in a Soda Bottle” Followed by a Discussion


Elizabeth Catlett Visual Arts Exhibit:

    • June 12 – Sip, Paint & Spit: Poetry Meets Paint


James Baldwin Festival of Words:

    • June 11 – Writer’s Workshop
    • June 11 – Literary Lounge
    • June 17 – An Intimate Evening with Spoken Word Artist Obbie West
    • June 21 – Rhyme ‘N Chatts Fresh Out the Shoebox-Youth Open Mic
    • June 25 – Shades of Poetry Showcase featuring Young Black Voices-A Tribute to James Baldwin


Katherine Dunham Juba Dance Festival:

    • June 18 – Katherine Dunham: Juba Dance Festival: Featuring the D. William Dance Academy & Crystal Newman & Co.


Legacy Music Festival:

    • June 18 – Legacy Music Festival – Tribute to the Harlem Cultural Festival, “Summer of Soul”
    • June 19 – 3rd Annual Black Dads Matter Father’s Day Gospel Jazz Brunch


Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival:

    • June 25 – Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival Tribute to Sidney Poitier


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Date And Time

06/10/22 12:00 AM to
06/25/22 11:30 PM


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