Black Currency celebrates Black business, Black ownership, and Black art
Perfect for Black History Month, there’s an exciting exhibition that’s just opened at Underground Atlanta. The Black Currency Art Gallery and Exhibition is a month-long celebration of black-owned local businesses that inspire and thrive in the ATL.
An epic collaboration between Future Dead Artists, the Trap Music Museum and TMM Art Gallery, 14 black-owned, Atlanta-based businesses and entrepreneurs are showcasing their talents at this exciting exhibition. Ranging from women making a mark on the visual performance space, to delicious southern cuisine and local community basketball leagues!
This exhibit is a true celebration of Black excellence, and Black success. The iconic businesses involved in the space include (but are not limited to) Bar Vegan, Atlanta Influences Everything, and more.
“Circulation is defined as the quality or state of being current as well as a medium of verbal or intellectual expression,” said Eugene V Byrd III, founder of Future Dead Artists. “Black Culture is current, Black Culture is intellectual expression, Black Culture has evolved into Black Currency as we continue to understand the value and importance of circulation within our communities.”
The Black Currency Art Gallery and Exhibition will run through Black History Month, concluding on Feb. 28. Exhibition viewing hours every Tuesday through Sunday, with special events throughout the month, including a financial literacy panel and a discussion on the world of NFTs.
All exhibits and galleries is on display inside Future Gallery. The gallery and exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Black Currency is just one part of Underground Atlanta’s current glow-up. The beloved shopping and entertainment district in Downtown Atlanta has become a beacon for artists and creativity. Make a day of it, and experience the Mad Hatter’s Gin (& Tea) Party, an unforgettable trip down the rabbit hole with creative cocktails, and curious characters!