Our Festivals

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. Each festival honors an exemplary Black artist in their respective field.

August Wilson Playmakers Festival

August Wilson accomplished incredible success as a playwright and author.

August Wilson Playmakers Festival

August Wilson Playmakers Festival

August Wilson accomplished incredible success as a playwright and author.

Elizabeth Catlett Visual Arts Exhibitions

Elizabeth Catlett was a dynamic visual artist and activist.

Elizabeth Catlett Visual Arts Exhibitions

Elizabeth Catlett Visual Arts Exhibitions

Elizabeth Catlett was a dynamic visual artist and activist.

James Baldwin Festival of Words

James Baldwin was a genius of the written and spoken word and a pillar of the Civil Rights movement and Gay Liberation movement.

James Baldwin Festival of Words

James Baldwin Festival of Words

James Baldwin was a genius of the written and spoken word and a pillar of the Civil Rights movement and Gay Liberation movement.

Katherine Dunham Juba Dance Festival

Katherine Dunham was the mother of modern Black dance.

Katherine Dunham Juba Dance Festival

Katherine Dunham Juba Dance Festival

Katherine Dunham was the mother of modern Black dance.

Legacy Music Festival

The legacy of Black music is found in nearly all popular music today.

Legacy Music Festival

Legacy Music Festival

The legacy of Black music is found in nearly all popular music today.

Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival

Oscar Micheaux was a prolific and boundary-defying filmmaker.

Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival

Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival

Oscar Micheaux was a prolific and boundary-defying filmmaker.