The Harlem Fine Arts Show features over 2,000 works from around the globe and special collection paying tribute to Juneteenth
Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS), the largest traveling Diasporic art show in the country, returns to the Nation’s Capital on Friday, June 10th through Sunday, June 12th at the Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW in Downtown D.C. Art lovers will come to enjoy this unprecedented exhibition featuring the best of modern and contemporary African art from around the globe with more than 2,000 works from national and international artists.
This year’s show shines a spotlight on the art and relics of over 60 artists including the work of James Byrd, Earlene Hardie Cox Sculptures, Clifford Laing and Latoshia Fomby. This amazing kaleidoscope of art representing dozens of countries and cultures has allowed HFAS to curate one of the largest art sales from distinguished collections, tribal treasures and sophisticated art. HFAS is excited to bring back the jaw dropping collection of the Soweto Fine Art Gallery. Ticket holders will also be able to purchase work from world renowned galleries such as E&S Gallery, Waterkolours Fine Art Gallery, Stuart McClean Gallery and many more.
In addition to the daily art exhibit, each day HFAS will advance the culture by featuring a special tribute to men and women in the community. Friday will kick-off with a salute to honor the brilliance of HBCU’s. Saturday’s show will pay tribute to the brave men and women in the medical field who fought on the front lines of the pandemic. Sunday is community day and will feature a pre-Juneteenth Celebration with a special collection of art honoring this historic holiday and a tribute to black fathers.
The 2022 show holds special importance to HFAS President, Dion Clarke, “Among the tenets that HFAS prides itself on is creating economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and professional recognition for the artists that exhibit in our shows. Those artists have had to make a hard pivot in how they showcase and sell their work based on the restrictions placed on us by COVID-19, the primary disruptor of last year. Yet, what they have to say and create is more than ever. The work created by artists of the African Diaspora will tell the story of what this time was like in our lives, what we did in this moment of historical change, and most importantly, how we felt.”
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Eventbrite and at the door. For additional information, visit https://www.hfas.org.
EXHIBITION & EVENT SCHEDULE
Friday, June 10th – The Art of Black Excellence – A Salute To HBCU’s
3pm – 4pm: Private Reception
4pm – 10pm: Doors open for exhibit & sale
5pm: Salute to HBCU’’s and Award Ceremony
Saturday, June 11th – The Art of Healing – A Salute To Black Medical Professionals
10am – 10pm: Doors open for exhibit & sale.
4pm – 5pm: Salute to Nurses 7pm – 8pm: Salute to Doctors
Sunday June 12th – The Art of Emancipation – A Salute To Juneteenth & Black Fatherhood
11am – 7pm: Doors open for exhibit & sale
10am – 12pm: Pre Father’s Day Breakfast Salute to African American Fathers
11am – 7pm: Special Juneteenth art exhibition & presentation