Celebrate Black Art & Culture

Celebrate Black Art & Culture


at Albany City Hall | 24 Eagle Street

City of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan invites you to attend a free Black Art & Culture Night in honor of Black History Month on Wednesday, February 13, from 5:30-7:30 PM. The event will be catered by Stickies, a women- and black-owned soul food restaurant (228 Washington Avenue) and Thee Vivacious Vegan, another Albany establishment, which will have samples of vegan soul food.

*The event is FREE and open to the public!*

Music will be performed by the Gomni African Drumming group and vocalist Irene Ferrell. Vendors will include Perceptions Clothing and Accessories as well as Afrikan Queens Boutique. The City of Albany Department of Recreation will hold a crafts table for children where African masks will be made.

Artists who will display their work include:

  • Carolyn Bembry, an Albany native who has been producing art since the late 1970s; she was the owner and designer of Next Step Boutique in the Bronx;
  • Aprecia Cabey, the director of the Hoffman Community Center who helps children express themselves through her Our Art Class;
  • Jy’Quan Stewart, an artist and filmmaker who has won many art awards and exhibited in numerous places in the Albany region;
  • Students Jayda Jones, Tamia & Tamya Reese, and Elijah Kirkland, who created their art in Department of Recreation classes.
February 13 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM