Bloomington Black y Brown Arts Festival

Bloomington Black y Brown Arts Festival

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Bloomington, Ind. - The Community and Family Resources Department, Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs, Safe and Civil City, Bloomington Arts Commission, and the Department of Economic and Sustainable Development are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Bloomington Black y Brown Arts Festival (BBBAF). The festival has expanded to three days this year: Tuesday, May 14th; Friday, May 17th; and, Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 7:30 p.m. events will be held at the Ivy Tech Waldron Art Center and the Saturday event will be held at the Banneker Community Center (930 W. 7th St.) from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

The Bloomington Black y Brown Arts Festival is a celebration of African, Hispanic, Latinx and Native American creative arts and artists to affirm community space, preserve arts appreciation, and enhance pride in the spirit of diversity of the Bloomington community. The festival will provide a medium for local talent to showcase visual and performance art in an environment that engages the audience with artists and their work.

The Saturday, May 18tth event will be our family event at the Banneker Center. The planning committee is seeking artist submissions to perform, host a booth, or both for this Family Fun event. Wanting to give space for all visual, performance artists and art vendors, the planning committee is seeking a variety of art styles and forms including but not limited to spokenword, visual arts, ceramics, performance, dance, and craft.

To submit works, please visit the Bloomington Black History Month events page on the web at Submissions are due Friday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. and a panel review of submitted works will take place on Saturday, May 5. Artists/performers selected will be asked to submit a $15.00 non-refundable fee to reserve a booth or table space.

Questions regarding the BBBAF can be directed to the Safe and Civil City Program at or Latino Outreach Programs at, or call 812-349-3860.

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Posted By: Bloomington Town Planner

Event Details

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 5:30pm

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
122 S. Walnut St
Bloomington IN 47404

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