Black Lives Matter Global Network is celebrating Black Futures Month with the launch of an ambitious, multi-city events series called Black Lives Matter Arts+Culture X Black Futures Month. The project launches today, February 17, in LA, Atlanta and Toronto.
BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Damon Turner (founder of the world’s first Cultural Architecture firm, Trap Heals, LLc.) are co-curating a series of pop-ups to showcase the works of several emerging artists that embody Black art and culture. The project encompasses fashion initiatives, e-commerce destinations, pop-up stores and capsule collections featuring emerging and iconic African-American designers, recording artists and contemporary visual artists.
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Black Lives Matter Global Network celebrates Black Futures Month by launching a multi-city event series called Black Lives Matter Arts+Culture X Black Futures Month: Global Pop Ups, with simultaneous events slated for Los Angeles, Toronto, and Atlanta starting Sunday, 2/17. During the events, artists will come together to create the Black Future — where Black folks are liberated. #BlackFutureIs #BlackFuturesMonth #Blacklivesmatter
The project has also launched online, where you can purchase numbered prints and tote bags featuring artwork by Emory Douglas, seen at Art Basel Miami last year. These items will also be available at a pop-up store at ComplexCon in long Beach.
If you’re in LA, Toronto or Atlanta today, be sure to check them out.
Los Angeles Exhibit
Date: February 17-March 3, 2019
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Address: Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen, 4427 W. Slauson Ave Los Angeles, CA 90043
Date: February 17- March 3, 2019
Time: 7pm -10pm
Feb 17 (opening)
Address: HQ, 76 Geary ave, Toronto Ontario, M6h 2b5
Date: February 17th
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Location: Elevator Factory, 437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312