There’s a series of public art activations taking over Sweet Auburn this weekend (February 3-5) in honor of Black History Month. The series will specifically explore the tragic 1906 Race Massacre, and honor those who lost their lives during this horrific moment in ATL history.
The theme of the art and programs on offer this weekend, is coherent with the organizers and artists’ efforts to preserve Black narratives, all while highlighting the legacy of Black resistance.
The mind behind the art series is Charmaine Minniefield, an artist who will activate multiple public spaces in Downtown Atlanta, along Auburn Avenue and in the King Historic District.
This event is happening in anticipation of the Praise House Project in 2023, a extended public art installation series the renowned visual artist and activist, Minniefield, which honors African American histories in communities.
As well as the unmissable, and powerful installations taking over this influential part of the ATL, there will be a series of events parallel to this immersive transformation of Downtown Atlanta.
From an engaging reception with guest speakers, to oral histories and beyond. You do not want to miss out on this important event and art series, perfect for a thought-provoking start to Black History Month.
This event was curated by the Historic District Development Corporation, along with Arts & Entertainment Atlanta, Georgia State University, plus many more sponsors. For more information, click here to visit their website.
However, access to explore the art installations is free of charge. You’ll be able to find them on Auburn Avenue and in the King Historic District. To stay up to date on the Praise House Project, click here to follow Minniefield on Instagram.
This touching start to Black History Month is just one of the many things going on in and around Atlanta this February. Click here for a full round-up of Black History Month inspiration, or click the link below.