About
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!

The inaugural Black Arts Fest mke in 2018 was a success thanks to the support of our community, sponsors and funders! Nearly 9,000 attendees enjoyed all that the event had to offer.

On Saturday, August 3, we invite everyone to attend this year’s festival and make our second year bigger and better. We hope you’ll enjoy our children’s areas loaded with cultural activities, stages full of diverse entertainment, fine arts, a marketplace full of textiles and wares, and so much more.

It is because of your support that the festival is back in 2019!! Join us again and let’s 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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