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#AfroFuturism - Black to The Future


Be a part of the 5A1L Wall. Share your pieces and we’ll hang it in a provincial Gallery. (AGA)

Submit original 12”x12” (2 inches wide) canvas-ready artwork, from paintings, photography to print, representing images and themes that evoke sentiments, ideas or conversation on the theme  #Afrofuturism- Black to the Future. 


This inclusive part of the showcase has garnered outstanding feedback and growing interest yearly. Past themes include: “There goes the Neighbourhood”; “The Civil Rights Movement” as well as “Black Girl Magic”.  All submissions from paintings, photography must adhere to canvas dimensions listed above.


#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!

To participate in The WALL email us at  with your contact info by  January 17, 2020


About 5Artists 1Love


5Artists1Love is an annual Black History Month event that provides Edmonton residents with 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 2020 main exhibits 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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