The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival  was birthed from the idea they we could nurture the mind, body and spirit with the Arts. This idea has led to the genesis of a remarkable Arts & Culture community in the heart of the Nation’s Capital - with over 75 artists displaying and selling everything from: Paintings, Photography, Prints, Jewelry, Clothing and Sculpture.


This year the DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival will offer live painting demonstrations from DC’s top mural and street artists as well as a community paint parties for everyone and all ages. Also nestled between performing arts, will be arts openings and lectures by talented individuals both local and international.


McRae 8th Annual Fine Art Home Show-Click Here to-Register Now

Date & Time: Saturday, June 27, 2020 @ 7:00 PM EDT



About this Event

Art is Therapy. Art is Expression. Art is Activism. Join this family friendly virtual paint event to make a colorful statement of solidarity. In its 8th year, Gallery Guichard presents the Virtual exhibition of the McRae Fine Art Home Show on Zoom.

For 7 years the McRae's have opened their home to art collectors and enthusiast showcasing and sponsoring the Fine Art of Gallery Guichard. Together with Gallery Guichard, they have created a platform for collectors and artists to meet in the Washington, D.C. area. Now with the VEC people can join in from all over the world. We hope you will join us and make your home the next gallery with amazing and inspiring art from Gallery Guichard. You can also visit us at


Bronzeville Art District Virtual Trolley Tour 2020-Click Here to-Register Now

Multiple Dates: Friday, July 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM CDT



Your Summer Fun is Here! Take the Virtual Trolley Tour on Zoom to the largest African American Art District in the Country.


About this Event

Due to COVID19 , we are using our creativity to invite you on the Virtual Trolley with amazing art, entertainment, and an unforgettable virtual experience. There are 6 galleries, art institutions and a number of art studios in the historic Bronzeville Community. Experience art, culture and more at Blanc Gallery, Bronzeville Artist Lofts, Faye African Art Gallery, Gallery Guichard, Little Black Pearl, and South Side Community Art Center.


-Click Here to-Register NowHeroic Black Sailors. An illustrated talk with a selection of amazing true stories of free African/Caribbean sailors

Date & Time: Thursday, July 16 2020 @ 1:30 PM EDT



About this Event

Heroic Black Sailors of the 1800 -1900s. An illustrated talk with a  selection of amazing  true stories of free African/Caribbean sailors. They crossed oceans, seas and rivers performing exciting acts  of valor that have been left out of history. We will cover:

Black Sailors in Nelsons Navy - The Jamaican sea captain and his support for the Haitian revolution - The  first Black sailor to win a Victoria Cross - The real pirates of the Caribbean - The Black male sailor who was really a woman - Black sailors on the Thames, Tower Hamlets, Deptford, Greenwich to Gravesend - Enslaved Africans who were not sailors but took over the ship and mashed up the slavemaster.


-Click Here to-Register NowTHE REBELLION: A Black Lives Matter Movement

Date & Time: Saturday, July 25, 2020 @ 9:00 PM EDT



About this Event

This production has one goal: to showcase black art in the South. Burlesque has a rich, vibrant tradition of performers of color, and this show will bring that incredible talent straight to the forefront. All of us working to bring you THE REBELLION: A BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT stand in solidarity with the courageous millions of people across the world fighting against the systemic oppression of African-Americans. To that end, and to celebrate the brave souls right here in Charlotte standing up for justice at the risk of arrest, injury, or worse, 50% of ALL ticket sales from The Rebellion: A Black Lives Matter movement will be donated to CHARLOTTE UPRISING to support their Jail Support Services, which started out as a Bail Fund, but as transformed to also providing supplies and resources which have helped to keep the protests happening within our community alive, safe, and energized.


-Click Here to-Register NowCreative Shift Virtually Visits: Multidisciplinary artist Stacey Olika

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 @ 9:00 PM EDT



About this Event

On this virtual visit, we'll meet Stacey Olika who is a multidisciplinary artist born in New York, raised in Switzerland and Bristol.


Blending together Stacey's love for block colours, digital design and interest in ownership of storytelling, she aims to narrate her experiences through the lens of her many identities.


Looking into the perspective and mindset of the African diaspora, her work invites much needed conversations as well as showcasing the beauty that is misrepresented by society. She is currently a production management assistant at the BBC and runs a multidisciplinary creative business, AMAKADESIGNS. She is also the curator of Agents of Change and co curated Why Are We Not Here at Spike Island; tackling the lack of representation in art institutions. She has spoken for CMN, Sky and BBC regarding young talent and was named one of Bristols Most Influential Creatives under 24 in 2017 and 2019.


-Click Here to-Register NowPaint for Justice Virtual "Paint Night" Event

Date & Time: Sat, July 18, 2020 @ 4:00 PM EDT



About this Event

Event Description. DC-based artist Gene Anthony Foster, Creative Art Director of @IGotchuDesigns, will lead us in creating meaningful, empowering art! This paint night is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and enjoy a night of family fun while making a collective statement through our art, and our actions, as all proceeds will be donated to fund BlackLivesMatter DC. BlackLivesMatter DC is providing food, supplies and assistance to those impacted by the pandemic through their East of the River Mutual Aid Fund and 100% of our donations will be going towards that initiative. Please help us meet our goal of raising an $1,000 donation for Micah’s first official charitable event.