Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas

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Our spirit will
always prevail

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.


Audition: Juba Dance Ensemble

Audition for the Juba Dance Ensemble! Join us in combining the worlds of dance history and dance education.

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.
Black dancer twirling their dress elegantly.

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.

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.