Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas

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Our spirit will
always prevail

The Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas: Juneteenth Independence Day (CFBA&I), is a multi-day festival celebrating Juneteenth through the extraordinary contributions of artists of African descent in the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film and literature.

Black artist performing energetically with microphone in-hand.

Our Festivals

Festival events include music and dance performances, visual art exhibitions, delicious food, crafts, vendors and thought-provoking discussion panels in varying locations throughout Chattanooga, Tennessee from May 31st to June 25th.

Black dancer in traditional clothing.

OUR NEXT EVENT

Artist to Artist: A Round Table

Listen in on an Artist to Artist conversation sure to be interesting and informational.

Black dancer twirling their dress elegantly.

Juneteenth:
When we celebrate us.

CFBA&I orbits around June 19th because Juneteenth represents an historic triumph of the human spirit. Juneteenth commemorates the June 19th, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and, more widely, the emancipation of African slaves throughout the former Confederacy.

We honor our ancestors/forebears by holding this day in reverence and celebrating ourselves to celebrate them. Learn more about Juneteenth at JUNETEENTH.COM

Our 2021 Partners

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