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Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas

Our Festivals

The RBG Ball (Fundraiser – Red, Black and Green)

Join us for our annual Juneteenth festival kick-off event-- the RBG Ball and 3rd annual Black Arts Awards and Dance! This year’s theme is ALL RED, so dress to the nines in your best red outfits.

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The importance of black celebration

The Chattanooga Festivals of Black Arts & Ideas (CFBA&I) are 7 ongoing festival series highlighting and celebrating extraordinary 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 take place throughout the year and include music and dance performances, visual art exhibitions, delicious food, crafts, vendors and thought-provoking discussion panels in varying locations throughout Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Black dancer in traditional clothing.

Elizabeth Catlett Visual Art Exhibit Opening Reception & Artist Talk-- Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photography

Come meet and greet local Black artists and talk to them about their work. This year’s featured artist is Creative Soul.

A Year-Long Tribute to Black Artistry

Thanks to unwavering community support, what began as a single day event in commemoration of Juneteenth in 2018 has become dynamic, year-long programming.

Across the arts, we're dedicated to celebrating and contributing to the rich legacies and lineages of Black art and imagination.

Black dancer twirling their dress elegantly.

Our 2024 Partners

Save on your stay

Coming from out of town? Save on your stay during our festivals when you book with our partner Hotel Holiday Inn.

Our Festivals