Colorado Black Arts Festival proudly presents its 33rd annual celebration of African American art and culture. A Colorado experience like no other in historic Denver City Park West.
The theme is “Inner Vision-Outer Vision” – a concept that implies the experience of African-American culture through sound and visual self-awareness. Traditionally, the Colorado Black Arts Festival has been anchored by a very strong gospel performance component that infuses a powerful spiritual and emotional energy into the event. As in previous years, KUVO Gospel DJ, producer and impresario Deborah Walker has created a phenomenal program of diverse artists and contributors including praise and worship dancers, gospel rappers, choirs, restoration bands and praise teams.
Featured Jazz Artist: International Jazz Saxophonist Eric Darius – Saturday, July 13 at 7pm
Featured Gospel Artist: Gospel Singer, Musician & Songwriter Le’Andria Johnson – Sunday, July 14 at 6pm
The festival features: Film Pavilion, African American Visual Arts Row, Youth Fest, Opalanga D. Pugh Childrens Pavilion for Art & Learning, Scavenger Hunt, Health Highways, Joda Village Stage & Compound, Art Garden, “Watu-Sakoni” Peoples Marketplace and Food Court.
Parking is available in the blocks surrounding the West end of City Park with the three main gates at 21st and York, off 17th Avenue park roadway and next to the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument. Please observe all City of Denver rules and regulations regarding vehicle parking. Be kind to the neighborhood residents and not block driveways or alleyways. On Saturday, July 13th only, free parking is allowed around Ferrill Lake. This event is FREE and open to the public.