Art of Black Miami 2021 underway

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is on a mission to elevate and bring awareness to Miami’s rich history and diverse heritage while continuing to grow leisure and convention business to the destination. The GMCVB has announced the 2021 line-up of events for the Art of Black Miami season, set to take place during Miami Arts Week (Nov. 26- Dec. 6, 2021). 

Art of Black Miami exhibitions celebrate and highlight artists from across the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America at exhibitions and special events located in the heart of Miami’s heritage neighborhoods and communities. Developed by the GMCVB’s Multicultural Tourism & Development Department (MTDD), Art of Black Miami 2021 will include a hybrid of in-person and virtual exhibitions to showcase African and African Diaspora artists in the magic city.

“The entire arts and culture community has their eye on Greater Miami and Miami Beach during the Art Basel and Miami Arts Week season, so we have a unique opportunity to showcase the diversity of our artists, organizations, and galleries celebrating the black diaspora,” Connie Kinnard, GMCVB’s Vice President, Multicultural Tourism & Development Department, said. “This year, we want to bring even more awareness to Miami’s heritage communities such as Historic Overtown, Opa-locka, Little Haiti, Little Havana, North Miami, Liberty City, and Miami Beach, to name a few. Our goal is to solidify Art of Black Miami as a platform for emerging, midcareer, and master artists to exhibit and showcase their work.”

Art of Black Miami is a marketing platform and destination driver that showcases the diversity of the visual arts celebrating the black diaspora throughout Greater Miami, Miami Beach, and the rest of the world. The series of Art of Black Miami events taking place during Art Basel/Miami Art Week is just one of the many year-round programs that highlight the artistic cultural landscape found in Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s diverse communities. This initiative celebrates all genres of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, animation, film, printmaking, and limited-edition pieces. For more information on Art of Black Miami, please visit

Art Of Black Miami 2021 Events


Introspective Noir   
The Haitian Heritage Museum presents “Introspective Noir” a group exhibition featuring works by renowned artists Addonis Parker and Pierre Jean Baptiste. The show presents contemporary works by Afro Caribbean and African American Artists, that circumspect the narratives of identity and reflective themes of self-awareness in our communities. The Museum in collaboration with Sugarcane Magazine will host the inaugural “Black Women in Art: The Noire Perspective.” This event will be moderated by Art Critic, Kendra Walker with featured panelist, Melissa Hunter, Founder Editor of Sugar Cane Magazine, Mikhaile Solomon, Prizm Art Fair, Professor Mikki Taylor, Fine Arts Department Howard University and Yvena Despagne, Art X Ayiti.

December 2, 2021 through January 31, 2022

Haitian Heritage Museum

4141 NE 2nd Ave., Miami
Dec. 2nd | 6pm to 10pm Opening Day/Art Talk

Dec. 3 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Black Women in Art: The Noir Perspective

Wed thru Saturday| 10am to 6pm.| Sunday by Appointment after 1:00pm


Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art

“Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art” celebrates the most recent acquisitions of Jorge M. Pérez Collection, which consists of a sizable selection of international African and African Diaspora artists. The exhibition highlights artists whose works embody the possibilities and complexities of our contemporary moment.

“Allied with Power” showcases a wide range of practices and thematics, including abstraction, representation, politics, spirituality, and race. Collapsing national borders, the artists in the exhibition ally with power, representing a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their authority.

November 7, 2021 through February 6, 2022

Perez Art Museum Miami

1103 Biscayne Blvd.
11:00am – 6:00pm

The Adventures of Bibi & Friends Exhibition

The Adventures of BIBI & Friends is the story of a fictional character, BIBI, a PR, marketing and hotshot event specialist, who keeps an intriguing social agenda. Her special gift and key to success is the manner in which her clients and their business have a role in her enviable lifestyle. Bibi’s comic books have turned out to be a living history of Miami Beach, from its blooming renaissance in the 1990’s through today. The exhibition is a snapshot of history showcasing a collection of various pages from The Adventures of Bibi & Friends comic book.

Through December 12, 2021

HistoryMiami Museum

101 Flagler Street,

South Building, Miami

Corresponds with Museum hours


Dunns-Josephine Hotel Tour, Art & Wine Tasting

Dunns-Josephine Hotel presents a tour, art, and wine tasting experience during Miami Art Week. 

The featured events will include guided hotel tours that honor the past and take you on a heritage journey of Historic Overtown and the Harlem Renaissance.  Enjoy the best of both worlds with a wine and dessert pairing, sampling five courses of sweet treats with hand-selected favorites, an array of wines ‘Taste Of Noir’, from African American-owned wineries around the country. Experience a celebration of culture with live interactive art installations painted by blue-chip investment artists.

A special pop-up expedition, Highwaymen Art Show, will honor self-taught African American artists who devoted themselves to capturing Florida’s natural landscape. The exhibit will feature 60 pieces of art that will be for sale.

December 1|  4-11p.m.

Highwaymen Art Show

December 2| 5-8 p.m.

Celebrating Culture Through Live Art

December 3|6-9 p.m.

Wine & Dessert Pairing

Dunns-Josephine Hotel

1028 NW 3rd Ave.

Reservations Required

Photo courtesy of Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida Inc.  Historic Overtown Collection
Photo courtesy of Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida Inc. Historic Overtown Collection

Good Bread Alley

A Soul Basel Experience paying tribute to the moment in time that helped shape what is known as The Soul of Historic Overtown! “Good Bread Alley” will replicate the culture, highlighting the vibrancy of art, music, food and entrepreneurship! Tour, shop, dine and dance! Eat Good! Feel Good! Good Vibes Only! 

December 4, 2021

Lil GreenHouse Grill

1300 NW 3rd Ave.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Soul Basel 2021 Open Air Art Village & Exhibition

The Soul Basel Open-Air Art Village is presented by the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc., in conjunction with “If These Streets Could Talk: An Historic Exploration of Black Miami” Part 1.  The exhibit explores the origins of the city, the development of Colored Town and its heyday, & the stories of the people who lived here. The Soul Basel Open-Air Art Village will be on the beautiful piano key plaza of the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex where featured artists will showcase and sell their artwork.
December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021

Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex

819 NW 2nd Ave.

Dec 1| 7pm to 12am; Dec 2-4 |10am to 12am; Dec 5 |12pm – 4 pm

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience

The exhibit is a part of the Black Archives permanent collection and was originally exhibited in 2006 in partnership with the Schomburg Museum and the New York Public Library.

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021

Historic D.A. Dorsey House Museum

250 NW 9th Street

 Dec 1| 7pm to 12am; Dec 2-4 |10am to 12am; Dec 5 | 12pm – 4 pm

Our Voice Matters

URGENT, Inc. presents “Our Voice Matters,” a multi-media youth art showcase. The event will feature young creatives leading a Comic Art Talk, Student Film Panel, Short Film Screenings, Youth Artpretrepreneurship Showcase, and Quick Draw Station. 

December 3, 2021

1951 NE 7th Avenue
Hours: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Point Comfort Art Fair and Show

Hampton Art Lovers presents Point Comfort Art Fair and Show in Historic Overtown at the Historic Ward Rooming House. Point Comfort Art Fair and Show comprises an art exhibition, video installations on the exterior walls and Indaba Lounge Series behind the gallery in our garden.

Point Comfort Art Fair 2021 will feature HBCU Exhibit SHOWCASE “Atlanta Annuals, In Search of Black Excellence in Art (1940-1970),” curated by Hampton Art Lovers from the Clark Atlanta Art Museum. These collections provide a rich resource for the study of African American art, yet many also possess a diverse array of the nineteenth and twentieth-century American art. The show will include the works of contemporary artists: Basil Watson, Athlone Clark, Varnette Honeywood, Ernie Barnes and many others.

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021                                                                                  

December 2 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

VIP | Opening Reception

Historic Ward Rooming House

249 NW 9th Street

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Urban Experience

The Urban Experience is a 5-day African-inspired artistic medley that features over 20 visual and performing artists, both local and from across the U.S.   Designed to celebrate the history and creativity of trail-blazing community contributors. Each day will highlight unique aspects of Africa and the diaspora. From the live murals of Historic Overtown icons like Clyde Killens, Afro-futuristic fashion show by Africoco, live performances, and the afrobeat pumping sounds of DJ H2 and DJ Fly Guy. 

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021

The Urban, 1000 NW 2nd Avenue

Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.


The 5th Annual Art, Blues & Soul Festival

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents the 5th annual “Art, Blues & Soul Festival” during Art Basel Miami Beach weekend. The event, headlined this year by Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele, is an annual event that celebrates the arts, sounds, and flavors of Black Miami.  Other performances will include R&B and soul artist Jon B, and soul singer Glenn Jones. Some Miami talents will include Courtney Mickens and The Harden Project and the event will be hosted by Chello (BET’s Comicview) and DJ Chico the Leo. Local pop-up visual art and vendors will also be available.  

December 4, 2021

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center,

6161 NW 22nd Avenue
Hour: 3 pm

Le Art Noir, Diversity in Color

This inaugural event takes place during Art Basel Miami Beach.  It represents “Art of Times” by focusing on relevant topics.  An innovative art exhibition showcasing artists that capture the heartbeat of our society.  Featuring artists that have their finger on the pulse of pop culture, who through their creative lens, shed light on poignant matters and inspire change.

The show is headlined by South African artist Johnathan Schultz as he launches his much-anticipated exhibition, ‘Out of the Darkness.’ Johnathan draws inspiration from one of his heroes, Nelson Mandela and will include works that have never been created before, with artifacts from Mr. Mandel’s time being imprisoned on Robben Island, South Africa.

Le Art Noir, Diversity in Color will showcase a unique multicultural collaboration of artists from around the globe.  Some Miami-based artists will include Addonis Parker who will be producing new works, Cornelius Tulloch and 2021 Youngarts Award winner Jalynn McDuffy.  Le Art Noir, Diversity in Color,  supported by OneUnited Bank will challenge the boundaries on issues that plague today’s society. The moving program reveals past controversies and focuses on opening the minds of viewers to look at diversity from a different perspective. 

December 2, 2021 through December 5, 2021

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center

6161 NW 22nd Avenue

Hour: 12pm – 6pm


8th Annual Art Beat Miami Art Fair

Art Beat Miami is an experience of art, cultural exchange, food, fashion, and music inspired by Haiti and artists worldwide. During Art Basel/Miami Art Week, the Little Haiti community invites you to discover multidisciplinary works of art by internationally recognized artists virtually.  Enjoy live music, food, mural exhibitions, fashion shows, special events, and conversations with artists. Art Beat Miami’s gallery will be accessible at the Caribbean Market Place as well as online, showcasing the works of more than 30 emerging and renowned local and international artists and celebrities December 1-5, 2021.

Hybrid Gallery Exhibition, Opening Reception and Preview Party:

Wednesday, December 1 | 7 PM

Opening Reception/Preview Party

December 2 | 4-7 pm | December 3 | 2-5pm

Caribbean Marketplace

5925 NE 2nd Avenue

I Love You In My Silence – A Zeek Mathias Film

On Sunday, December 5th, we will premiere the short film “I Love You In My Silence” at the Cultural Center. In this film, Zeek explores the oddities of love by questioning one’s willingness to sacrifice self. What if to meet the person that you are madly in love with, you had to go through a portal and that portal is death? The odd thing is that there is no guarantee that once you go through the portal that the person will be there.

The evening begins with entertainers, followed by a conversation with the director and actors. The event will kick-off on December 3rd, with an art exhibition in the mezzanine titled “Reality.”

December 5, 2021

Little Haiti Cultural Center

260 NE 59th Terrace

Hour: 4:00 – 7:00 pm

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival  Fragility.Resilience.Restoration 24x36 by Sophia Wong
MUCE Arts & Culture Festival Fragility.Resilience.Restoration 24×36 by Sophia Wong

This festival is a 4-day celebration of the African Diaspora art & cultural heritage happening during Miami Art Week at the MUCE CAMPUS, located at 246 NW 54th Street, Miami 33127. The featured Art Exhibition: Dispersed offers an artistic reverence to those that have paved the way for us; this exhibit is an astounding celebration of Black Excellence & resilience. Dispersed is curated by Bart Mervil at the MUCE Campus. This exhibition is a part of the MUCE Arts & Culture Festival.

December 2, 2021 through December 5, 2021

December 2 | Opening Reception

MUCE Campus

246 NW 54th Street
Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival. Artwork by Omar Corrales Mora
Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival. Artwork by Omar Corrales Mora

9th Annual Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival

Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival is a 3-day gathering of local artists of all mediums and genres coming together to celebrate the arts in South Florida under amazing hand-painted patio umbrellas. ULH is a family-friendly, festival in the skirts of iconic Little Havana. The festival will feature 40 artists exhibiting their creative design of hand-painted patio umbrellas all with different unique features and designs. 

The family-friendly festival will also include a children’s booth, authors, musicians, dancers and so much more showcasing amazing local talent in the art world. 

December 3, 2021 through December 5, 2021

Futurama1637 SW 8 Street
Hours: 10 a.m – 5 p.m.


AfriKin Art Fair 2021: The Fire Next Time

The AfriKin Art Fair 2021 explores the literary work of James Baldwin “The Fire Next Time” (1963) for a way out of the turbulences of a still young century. The 2021 AfriKin annual exhibition rereads the process of reconstructing what it means to be human away from the mad construct of “life unworthy of life”. AfriKin program brings a group of artists who defied their otherness to enter the realm of mainstream art, not only to lay their historic claim on it but also to challenge the framework which defines and polices its boundaries.

December 1-December 5, 2021

The Glassbox Miami Ironside

7610 NE 4th Court

Hour: 10 A.M-11 P.M.

We Are Who We Are

“We Are Who We Are” at Griots Gallery in Little Haiti, features originals by the legendary living artist Frank Frazier alongside emerging black fine & craft artists. Frank Frazier has always been a staple in the mentorship lane for black artists across the nation, encouraging them to share their art with the world. “We Are Who We Are” is a family-friendly outdoor event where serious collectors and joyful appreciators alike can come out to interact with and support the artists.

December 3, 2021 through December 5, 2021

Griots Gallery, 8260 NE 2nd Avenue
Hour: Friday Dec. 3 |1pm-8pm | Saturday Dec. 4 |10am-8pm | Sunday Dec. 5| 10am-1pm

Opening Friday, December 3, 2021


Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies at ARTECHOUSE Miami

Inspired by the idea of aṣẹ, the West African concept relating to our power to produce change, “Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies” celebrates the historical, social, and cultural aspects of the Black experience through the perspective of artists Vince Fraser and Ursula Rucker. Employing unique applications of audio-visual, interactive technologies and boundary-pushing techniques to broadcast the frequencies of Fraser’s core concepts out into the world, “Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies” considers historical frameworks reimagined, brought to life in a new digital performance context.

The immersive multi-sensory show is the latest in the ARTECHOUSE series of collaborations with some of the leading digital and performance artists.  

May 17 – December 5, 2021

Artechouse Miami

736 Collins Avenue

Hours: Mon & Thur 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.

FRI 2 2p.m. – 10 p.m.

SAT & SUN 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Celebration of Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker is the first Afro-American international star, a French-American icon, a great humanist, and a true symbol of the fight for equality and the advancement of civil rights in the United States of America. Miami communities and artists will celebrate her during a one-night only special event that will gather local leaders, artists, musicians, and dancers.

November 28, 2021

The National Hotel

1677 Collins Avenue

 Hours:  7 p.m. 


My Name Is Maryan

“My Name is Maryan”—a monographic presentation of four decades of paintings, sculptures, drawings and film by the iconoclastic, ground-breaking Polish-born artist Maryan. Throughout the museum, Maryan’s extraordinary biography and prolific oeuvre represent a deeply moving monument to the perseverance of the human spirit and the power of art to work through traumatic loss. “My Name Is Maryan” seeks to build kinship with Maryan’s story and Miami’s diverse and thriving immigrant community.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a robust series of education and public programming in partnership with national organizations such as the Human Rights Watch, and feature additional reflections from the arts and local community.

Through March 20, 2022

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

770 NE 125th Street

Hours:  Sun – Tues | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Weds.| 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 Thursday | 10 a.m – 5 p.m. |  Thur. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Public Reception)

 Fri -Sat| 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Miami Art Week Kick-off Art Talk + Open Spin

Old school media collides for an evening of music, memories and art. Dust off your vinyl records for an Open Spin with Vinyl Social Club featuring vintage soul and hip-hop samples. Meet artists Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Terence Price II, and Carrington Ware whose films inspired by archival footage are found in the exhibition “Casting Shadows | Framing History”. Bring your own retro slides, negatives and photos for a hands-on projection workshop presented by Media + Archive Studies Miami. Complete your night with a walking tour of “Opa-locka Light District”. 6 PM – Open Spin with Vinyl Social Club. BYO vintage soul records. 6:15 PM – Walking Tour of Opa-locka Light District 7 PM – Art Talk with Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Terence Price II, and Carrington Ware Ongoing – Projection workshop with Media + Archive Studies Miami. BYO retro photos, slides and negatives.

November 29, 2021

The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center)

675 Ali Baba Avenue


Hours: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.



Pigment International (Chicago) will be joining Golden Galleries (Colorado) for an exhibition at one of the leading contemporary art shows in the country, Spectrum Miami. Pigment International will highlight both Black Masters and contemporary Black Fine Art including works by Richard Mayhew Charly Palmer, Kerry James Marshall, Najee Dorsey, Dana Todd Pope, Kevin Nance-West, Heather Polk and Thomas E. Lockhart III. 

On December 4th they will host a meet and greet and conversation with artist, sculptor and poet Gerald Griffin. Gerald will discuss the creation of his recent works, sculptures of former President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris. Griffin advocates for the pieces being turned into monuments that will contribute to telling a fuller, more inclusive history of America.                                                                                                      

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021

Spectrum Miami, Wynwood

2217 NW 5th Ave., NW 22nd Street

December 1 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | VIP/Press Preview

6 p.m. – 9 pm.| Opening Night Preview

December 4 | 2 p.m. Pigment Salon Talk

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