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.

We Invite You!

Black Arts Fest mke appreciates and thanks to the support of our community, sponsors and funders! Without you, thousands of fest goers would not have have the ability to celebrate the magnificence of our culture. In the future, more members of our community will join in celebrating

The first Saturday of the first full weekend in August, our community is invited to attend Black Arts Fest mke. The festival celebrates all forms of nearly all forms of artists showcasing tradition and culture. The children’s area is flooded with cultural activities, free face painting; and a children’s stage full of diverse entertainment.

When you attend the festival you can explore various art forms from traditional fine arts, a marketplace full of textiles and wares, and so much more.

Without the community, coming together to celebrate our past and our present, this festival is not possible!! Join us. Make Black Arts Fest mke a Milwaukee tradition.

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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