The Juneteenth Takeover

Past Dates & Times
  • Friday, Jun 19, 2020 11:00am-6:00pm
Location

FlatironCity
84 Peachtree St NW

Details

Power Haus Creative is curating The Juneteenth Takeover in partnership with community organizations and Downtown Atlanta residents. Works will feature professional Black artists from Atlanta.

The installation event will be held on June 19, 2020, in honor of Juneteenth, at FlatironCity (84 Peachtree St NW). Artwork will remain on display on FlatironCity's exterior through Monday, June 22.

Downtown Atlanta is a place of history and creativity. In the past few weeks Atlanta area activists and residents have taken to the streets – emptied of the typical crowds of office workers, students, and other visitors by the COVID-19 pandemic – and filled them with movement and action. While some of the recent activity has  resulted in boarded-up windows representing destruction and closure, these boards  present an opportunity for artistic creation. Power Haus Creative and featured artists will launch a temporary exhibit in Downtown featuring Atlanta’s highly-talented Black art community. Their creative expression of the ideas,issues, and emotions currently being discussed, debated, and protested locally as well as internationally will provide a backdrop for organizers and activists while highlighting spaces significant to Downtown’s history of the struggles for racial justice and equality. 

Participating artists: Sean Fahie, Courtney Brooks, C Flux Sing, Zippy, Sachi Rome, Shanequa Gay, Fahamu Pecou, DL Warfield, Black Men Smile, Chandler Stephens, Chilly O, Ellex Swavoni, Charly Palmer, Anthony Truth Gary, Vek Neal, EMEF Griff, Tokie Rome, FRKO, and Melissa Alexander 

Lunch for artists will be provided by Local Green Atlanta and Alternate ROOTS.

The community is invited to don masks and view the live installation of this outdoor gallery exhibition of unapologetic Black expression.

Help us raise money for artist fees, supplies, waters, protective masks, etc. Donate here.

The Juneteenth Takeover is presented by Power Haus Creative, with support from C4 Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Assocation, Arts & Entertainment Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Local Green Atlanta, and Alternate ROOTS.


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