Festival of black arts & ideas: Juneteenth
Full 2022 Schedule

Saturday, June 4, 2022

RBG Ball (Red, Black & Green) and 1st Inaugural Black Arts Awards

The RBG Ball (Red, Black & Green) will serve as the kick-off for the Juneteenth celebration festivals. This inaugural gala will include the first Black Arts Awards Ceremony.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

“The Fire Next Time” - A Tribute to James Baldwin Opening Reception, Lecture by Jody Harris and Artist Talk

See exciting visual artwork from artists around the country inspired by James Baldwin’s work. With roots in the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement, James Baldwin created politically engaging work that explored the African-American cultural and historical experience.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Featured Artist Exhibition Opening Reception

Come meet and greet this year’s featured visual artist, La-Tesia Danielle.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Opening Night of August Wilson’s “Joe Turner's Come & Gone”

Come experience the buzz of opening night! August Wilson’s brilliant drama “Joe Turner’s Come & Gone” will be produced by Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Circle Theatre and hosted by The August Wilson Playmakers Festival.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Writer’s Workshop

Come spend a few hours with Erika Roberts, creator of "Velvet Poetry".

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Literary Lounge

Come support the work of local Black authors and poets! Local Black authors and poets will come together to share excerpts of their writing and will have booths set up to sell their books and merchandise. Join in on the conversation between the writers and the audience.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Sip, Paint & Spit: Poetry Meets Paint

This fun fusion event will combine a sip and paint session with a poetry showcase.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come & Gone”, Followed by Lecture

Come see this moving play and stay to learn more about the play’s context from August Wilson Society Education Director, Pedro E. Alvarado. The lecture is open to the public and does not require that you attend the play.