Art exhibitions and inspirational events highlight a stellar line-up of things to do during Roswell’s festival for Black History Month
Roswell Roots is a community-wide, month-long festival that honors our diverse community and celebrates Black History Month. Roswell Roots aims to educate, impact, and promote cultural awareness, with some unmissable events throughout this inspiring festival.
Programs and events are carefully curate to welcome all community members, and offer an opportunity for all ages to engage and participate. From lessons in history, to storytelling and drumming, celebrate the many contributions of Black art and culture through this multifaceted event featuring the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, hands-on art projects, and live entertainment!
Highlights from this year’s festival includes two art exhibitions. Inspired is a touching collection of art created by Roswell’s students. Fourteen schools have participated, and it features artistic expression and creativity from our youth, all of which celebrates Black History Month.
Obsession is another exhibition at Roswell Roots. It’s a twenty piece exhibit by Emmy Marshall, a self- taught abstract painter from Atlanta. An abstract “cinema of color”, Emmy’s work embodies optimism and motivation. Both of these exhibitions are free. Inspired is located at Roswell City Hall, and Obsession is located at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
Other events at the festival include everything from poetry workshops, virtual events, inspiring seminars, and so much more. For more information and the full line-up of programs and events, click here.
The City of Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs will continue to follow strict health and safety measures in an effort to protect our community against COVID-19 and keep all Roswell families healthy, safe, and active. Events and program safety and health protocols are subject to change, along with unexpected event and program cancellations.