Welcome to the 2014 Colorado Black Arts Festival

The Colorado Black Arts Festival brings the best of visual and performing arts to celebrate its 28th Annual Festival July 11-13, 2014 in historic Denver City Park West. This year's theme  is “Expressions” which artistic creativity at all levels. Expressions can convey emotions or give us a glimpse of feelings or thoughts. Through the millenniums, mankind has used art for communication, display, personal expression, recording of history and for the preservation of rich cultural traditions. The Colorado Black Arts Festival’s goal is to unite and enlighten the entire Colorado community through an artistic compilation of visual presentations, music, dance, language, theatre, literature and food showcasing our unique style. Festival 2014 will offer a multi-media platform of the arts showcasing artists from the African diaspora.

Festival 2014 is poised to present a visual feast of color, movement and pageantry. Join us to hear the sounds from the African diaspora on three dynamic stages. Come see the Boogaloo Celebration Parade, Visual Arts Pavilion, Opalanga D Pugh Children’s Pavilion for Art and Learning, “Watu Sokoni”( People’s Marketplace), Drum and Drill Team Exhibition, Vintage Car Show and Art Garden. Returning this year,is a scavenger hunt to engage you in a fun cultural and educational adventure and dance in the streets with some of Denver’s hottest disc jockeys.

This green, affordable, and family oriented event that is free and open to the public.

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Festival Entertainment

Saturday, July 12th at 6:00 pm - National R&B recording artist Howard Hewett headlines the Kuumba Stage, so bring your chair and join the party. There's more! Visit our line-up online to see the finest local and national talent in the areas of the performing and visual arts. The festival also welcomes the R&B group Surface, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, and other local favorites.

Boogaloo Celebration Parade

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 10:00 am - Join us for our annual spectacle and festival tradition, where thousands gather to view what the community has to offer. Marching bands, drum & drill teams, festive and elaborate themed floats, celebrity guests, and other exciting elements, march through the tree lined streets of Denver’s City Park. CBAF has invited special guests from Colorado and around the region, to help us celebrate in a spectacle of color, movement, dance, art & music. Civic clubs, youth groups, churches and businesses are collectively preparing creative forces to design colorful floats which demonstrate a cohesive community spirit of cooperation. Pre-festival preparations will involve local schools and youth organizations, helping to design and create themed floats and costumes.

Elder's Pavilion

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DBAF Elder Pavilion invites you to join us for a book talk " Leaving Your Legacy" by Mary Lancaster.  The discussion will provide step by step guide to the many...

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