Melanated Chrysalis Experience

The story of one person’s experience inside the cocoon — encouraging others to be comfortable in their discomfort during metamorphosis. Whether it’s breaking through generational cycles, mental/physical limitations, or societal bounds, when artists embrace their personal metamorphosis, they can inspire all. Come celebrate transformation with us Through dance, theatre, music and more! VIP PERKS AVAILABLE.

Melanated Marketplace

Highlight the artistic beauty throughout the Diaspora. Culture is what turns truth into beauty. Come enjoy a cocktail hour with DJ Urban Mello spinning and infamous painter Chris Rogers greating a live portrait for auction later in the evening. The space will be filled with talented vendors , makers and cafts people of Austin.

APRIL 20th 6-7:30PM


Arts Wellness Workshops

Encourage the growth of courageous insistence through art. Donation-based workshops highlight health/wellness in the context of the arts. Local artists of different mediums will provide daily practices to promote self-healing for individuals and groups. ALL WORKSHOPS FROM 6-7PM. VARIOUS LOCATIONS.

Art Alchemy: Manifest w/Symbolism

Mixed-media artist, Semente will utilize portraiture + symbolic representation to help you visualize and manifest your present moment for the purposes of self awareness, inner alignment + peace.

Monday 4/15 . 6-7PM . George Washington Carver Museum . 1165 Angelina Street

Freedom + Healing Through Hip Hop

UFULU CHILD will show you how to use creative expression through Hip Hop Soul music to heal the mind, body, and soul. Discover techniques to effectively process + release emotional/mental blocks - one song at a time.

Tuesday 4/16 . 6-7PM . George Washington Carver Museum . 1165 Angelina Street

Intuitive Painting

Wholehearted & Courageous teaches people to engage with their own unique creative journey through a heart centered approach using acrylic paint and paper to connect to our hearts and learn to create from a place of worthiness and acceptance.

Wednesday 4/17 . 6-7PM . Space 512 . 2015 E. Riverside Dr

EMPOWords: Poetry + Lyrics 101

With a natural swagger and unmistakable confidence, Queen Deelah will show you how to harness the power of words using basic knowledge creative writing + computational thinking to bring forth your crown. No experience necessary. Come SHINE!

Thursday 4/18 . 6-7PM . African American Heritage Facility . 912 E. 11th Street