5 Artists 1 Love Art exhibition is an annual Black History Month extravaganza showcasing the artistic vibrancy and range of Edmonton’s African-Canadian communities, from Angola to Zanzibar, Tobago to Togo, and Barbados to Brazil! It promotes emerging and established artists, develops global African arts and cultures, and celebrates Black excellence.
The signature launch event shines the light on the dynamic beauty of the African diaspora through art, design, music, poetry, and various other forms of live entertainment.
THE WALL 2020
#AFROFUTURISM - black to the future
'The Wall' is an exclusive exhibit within the exhibit. You do not need to be one of the chosen 5 artists to contribute. Anyone is welcome to submit their art to this part of the show. It's the only part of the art show that has a specific theme. Each submission must represent the current theme and be presented on a 12 x 12 inch stretched canvass (2 inch width). Past themes include: “There goes the Neighbourhood”; “The Civil Rights Movement” as well as “Take a Knee”.
in 2020, Afrofuturism explores the developing intersection of African Diaspora culture with technology. It can be expressed in several media: architecture, art, fashion, literature etc.
The famous rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist Missy Elliot took this aesthetic mainstream. The visuals of her music videos were rooted in Black liberation and empowerment. Their futuristic bent underscored the place that Black folks hold at the heart of the future; both for the world and themselves!