AARLCC Art of Community Art & Activism Festival on Saturday, April 30

– Free event celebrates the power of art to create change –

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Library presents Art of Community – Art & Activism Festival  from 1 to 5 p.m.. on Saturday, April 30th at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, (954) 357-6282. AARLCC’s Art of Community Festival invites the community and the entire family to participate and explore the importance of art as a tool to engage and impact our local community and our world.

Join us for the first ever Art of Community Festival! This festival is the culmination of AARLCC’s inaugural  artists residency which funded 5 emerging local artists. On April 30th we will showcase the creations from the artists whose artwork addresses critical social justice issues impacting our community such as Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Criminal and Health Care Reform, Racial Justice, and Gender and Sexuality Equity.

The Art of Community Festival will celebrate the work of Art and Activism Social Justice Artists in Residence

Marielle Plaisir – Medium: Mixed Media and Fine Art, Art of Community Project: ‘…and that day, I will distinctly hear the music of the world’

Anthony “Mojo” Reed, II – Medium: Fine Art and Murals, Art of Community Project: BROWARD: The Foundation

Roscoe B. Thicke, III – Medium: Photography, Art of Community Project: The Art of Resistance

Jose Veliz – Medium: Music Composition, Art of Community Project: Voices of South Florida

Agatha Wright – Medium: Performance Dance, Art of Community Project: Pilgrimage

Attendees will meet the artists in residence along with other special invited local activist artists showcasing their art employing diverse mediums such as performance art and interactive content to inspire community engagement. Register online today.

AARLCC’s Art and Activism Residency was made possible through the support of the Community Foundation of Broward following funds: The Robert Elmore Family Fund, Maxine Powers Hofert Fund, Peter J. and Mary C. Barbare Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, and Charles and Ruth Taylor Fund.

Along with Community Foundation of Broward, Art of Community Festival is supported by Bank of America, Broward Public Library Foundation, and Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center.

About the Community Foundation of Broward

Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward partners with families, individuals and organizations to create personalized charitable funds that deliver game-changing philanthropic impact.  489 charitable Funds represent more than $260 million in assets, distributing $145 million in grants over the past 37 years.  The Community Foundation provides bold leadership on community solutions and fosters philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. The Foundation empowers visionaries, innovators and doers to create the change they want to see in the community – and to BE BOLD. www.cfbroward.org

About Broward County Libraries

Broward County Libraries Division, named 2020 and 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is one of the largest and busiest library systems in Florida. Broward County Libraries Division’s 38 locations provide convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website, Broward.org/Library, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.




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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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