Celebration of Black Arts ( CBA) is July 1- 31, 2018. Check out our events schedule for more details!

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.

Saturday July 14, 1 – 4pm Art Sanctuary Gallery (628 S. 16th Street)

Workshops with Max Rodriguez & Akashic Books – Manuscript Review Workshop with Max Rodriguez & Left Lane Books.  

One week before the Harlem Book Fair, its founder, Max Rodriguez, will work with authors in various stages of their writing to review and develop their works towards final manuscript. He will read finished manuscripts for publication. On registration, please indicate whether yours is a work-in-progress or a finished manuscript. Seating is limited for this one-of-a-kind individualized manuscript workshop.  FREE – donations accepted


Thursday, July 26, 5:30– 9pm in the Art Sanctuary Gallery 

Beginning with your last breath, tell your stories from within

A night of storytelling from within, including a storytelling workshop given by a renowned storyteller, Jos Duncan and a poetry workshop and signing from the 2011 Birmingham UK Poet Laureate, Roy McFarlane.

Special Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors and Partners

Countdown to CBA34!

Stay tuned to our main page for new Art Sanctuary programming! 

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Art Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding.

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