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Austin Blue is spreading his love and passion for art in the city of Atlanta. He attended the City College of San Francisco for Illusion and Photography before moving on to pursue his career in Atlanta. He started out as a self taught painter for three years, then moving...
The Black Depot is the number one supplier of African American art, gifts, collectibles, and home decor. The depot believes that their products can be used to turn houses into homes, motivate and inspire, and spread love, peace, and happiness.  While shopping with Black Art Depot, you will be shopping...
Our Artist of the Week, Sheila Pree Bright, has made her mark in the city. She is an award-winning photographer known for her works such as “Plastic Bodies,” “Young Americans,” and, her most recent series, “#1960Now,” a collection of photographs of civil rights activists and Black Lives Matter protests...
Black Atlantians have long hailed their city as a trendsetter where dreams could come true for southern Black folk. Since the 1990s, Atlanta has become known for its ascension into one of the most sought-after cities to live in and travel to. Terms like “Black Wallstreet” and “Black Hollywood”...
What's more art than making someone look and feel good? Khadija Deshong, our Artist of the Week, is a makeup artist and eyelash specialist in Atlanta. As the CEO and owner of Blushbaby Lash and Makeup Studio at the heart of Buckhead, she aims to make every occasion memorable....
Atlanta-based, contemporary artist Stacy Brown's drive and passion have led him to a 22-year-long career of success — with most of his art being expressed through paper, canvases, and glass art. Brown’s art style is inspired by urban neighborhood schemes and traditional landscapes. He uses his roots in watercolor...
Tila Studios is a community working space for Black women artists in the heart of South Atlanta. This space is a hub for all things art where women of color can freely express themselves and get the exposure they need. In 2019, Tila Studios created a satellite location called the...
Torri Shaaron is a multifaceted woman and visual artist who deems herself a creator of many sorts. Clever in spirit and poignant with stencil and brush, Shaaron has crafted and commissioned prolific artwork since 2009. Her varied portfolio consists of profound portraits and scenes reflective of Black culture, ethos,...
Jessica Care-Moore, an interdisciplinary artist who was born and raised right here in Detroit, made history in 1995 when she was the first artist to win the Showtime at the Apollo showcase five weeks in a row. Growing up, she spent her time daydreaming while staring at the sky,...
Sculptor, animator and artist James Braddock answers some questions for BLACand explains that sometimes, universities don’t make artists – artists do. James Braddock has spent the last 8 years honing his skills in traditional methods like drawing, painting, markers and clay, all for the purpose of melding those techniques with...
This week’s #ArtistOfTheWeek goes to Jamaal Barber, @jbarberstudio. An artist and printmaker exploring Black identity, Barber’s primary medium is printmaking. His wood cuts and mixed media prints have been featured in many local Atlanta shows, including the Decatur Arts Festival, Atlanta Print Biennial Show and more. He’s also done...
This week's #ArtistOfTheWeek is Angela Davis Johnson Fine Art. Per her biography, she is inspired by the matriarchs of her family and “creates paintings, sculptures, installations and ritual performances to examine and archive the technologies of black folks.” Her process is what she calls Live Dreaming which entails deep...
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