• Mark Your Calendar

    Join us the first weekend in August for Black Arts Fest MKE! We will announce the date in the coming months! To support Black Arts Fest MKE, think about volunteering at the festival. An updated application will be available in January.

Black Arts Fest MKE

This annual festival honors African and African American culture, creating a positive atmosphere that unifies all ages. Black Arts Fest MKE will expose attendees to African and African American heritage and inspire and strengthen pride in our ancestry. We hope all leave the festival with a greater understanding of our history.

Thank You!

THANK YOU to the community, our sponsors and funders! Your attendance and enthusiasm about Black Arts Fest mke made the festival financially successful. Nearly 9,000 attendees enjoyed the diversity of the event.

Festival goers were able to enjoy entertainment that ranged from the contemporary to the traditional, the Burke Properties Fine Arts Pavilion, a children’s area filled with cultural activities and crafts, a marketplace filled with textiles and wares and, of course, food.

It is because of your support that the festival will be back in 2019!! Stay tuned for details.

Meet The Team

The Black Arts Fest MKE Board of Directors are an experienced and highly respected ground of professionals in the Milwaukee business community. Each are dedicated to the growth of the city and are actively engaged in the process through their personal and professional endeavors. Their vision to hold a successful festival for the African and African American community, and the community as a whole, demonstrates their commitment to Milwaukee.

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