Black Arts Festival

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Program Type:

Arts/Crafts, Special Event

Age Group:

Family, Teens, Adults
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Program Description

Program Details


A family-friendly event celebrating the artistic and cultural contributions of African and African American visual and performing artists in the community.


  • 10:15–10:55Am
    Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey (spoken word)
  • 11–11:30am
    Mister K (storytime/puppets)
  • 12:30–1:20pm
    Kamryn Williams (artist talk)
    ZMKD (spoken word)
    Adriana Ballew (Irish dance)
    Nebula Sula (artist talk)
  • 1:40–2:30Pm
    ZMKD (spoken word)
    Unique Vibrations (Hip Hop music)


Walk-in Craft: 11am–1pm, Teen Space

Ankara Wrapped Bangle Bracelets w/ ISU Memorial Union Workspace


Lunch/Food: Starting 11:30am

Free tickets for one lunch item available to attendees (while supplies last).


Artist Vending: Starting 11:30am in the Auditorium Lobby


Make sure to check out the artist exhibits up April 2-30. See Nebula Sula's work in the Vestibule and Kamryn Williams work in the Auditorium Lobby.


Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Ames Branch of the NAACP, ISU Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and Octagon Center for the Arts. Supported by Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.

Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at and exhibits at