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Every year a WALL of the 5 Artists 1 Love art exhibit is dedicated to a unified theme. Anyone from the general public is welcome to submit a piece on a 12 x 12 (2 inch wide) gallery-ready canvas which represents images and themes that evoke sentiments, ideas or conversation surrounding this chosen topic. This inclusive part of the showcase has garnered outstanding feedback and growing
interest. This year all submissions will be hung with the rest of the show at the Art Gallery of Alberta from Feb. 1 - Mar. 10, 2019.

The theme of  THE  WALL for 2019 is #BlackGirlMagic. Created as a response to negative attitudes and press towards black women online and in other media, #BlackGirlMagic is a concept and movement that was popularized by CaShawn Thompson. The concept was created as a way to celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of black women and to congratulate black women on their
accomplishments. As #BlackGirlMagic gained popularity, it became a rallying cry and affirmation for black women. Statements and images of pride in black women and girlhood were celebrated on social media and in print. 
But what does it really mean?  What does it look, sound, and feel like? Better yet it signifies the MAGIC within us that allows us to create.


5 Artists 1 Love invites you to create an original art piece expressing what #BlackGirlMagic means to you.

In order to participate in The WALL email us at  with your contact info by  January 21, 2019




About 5Artists 1Love


5Artists1Love is an annual Black History Month event that provides Edmonton residents the opportunity to celebrate the cultural mosaic within the city’s Black community. It explores the rich history of the African diaspora through art, music, dance, and poetry with the goal to help established and emerging artists further develop Black arts and culture and to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Canadians.


The AGA will be hosting the 2019 main exhibit with possibilities of satellite shows presented in local venues as part of the annual celebration of black arts within our community.

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