Black LGBTQ artists will have their talents on full display next month in Wilton Manors. It’s the fifth year of the "Black Art Awakening" exhibit. The public is invited to experience this wealth of artistic expression on Feb. 1 at the Pride Center at Equality Park.
It will be an evening of culture, cuisine, and cocktails. Ten artists will have their creativity showcased. The Ujima Men’s Collective is collaborating to produce the exhibit.
“'Black Art Awakening' is a celebration of Black artists to commemorate Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,” Lorenzo Robertson, Executive Director of Ujima Men’s Collective, said. “We wanted to add some cultural relevance to the day and focus on culture.”
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Feb. 7. It is a day set aside to acknowledge how HIV disproportionately affects Black people and commemorate the progress Black communities have made in reducing HIV.