Black Artstory | RSVPS

Black Artstory | RSVPS


Black Artstory Month on Myrtle Avenue is an annual series that celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made and are making within the visual and performing arts world. Every year the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership partners with local artists and arts organizations to present the month long celebration, and activate the main street with public art & FREE cultural programming. This year, Myrtle Avenue is working with Black Gotham Experience (BGX) an immersive multimedia project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City with walking tours, a photography-based graphic novel series, and events.

BGX brings their deep knowledge of NYC’s history to four stylized productions at the intersection of Black Brooklyn history and fashion. The program aims to create intimate moments inspired by this history through casual aesthetics that weave into daily conversations, observations, and contemplations along and adjacent to Myrtle Avenue throughout the month of February. All events are free and open to the public.

The lineup of programs for the 2019 Black Artstory will exhibit artwork and history woven into experiences that bring Black History Month and New York Fashion Week into one discussion.


  1. Friday 1st | Black Artstory: Kick Off Event | 7-10pm | BLDG 92 63 Flushing Avenue BK, NY 11205
  2. Friday 8th | Black Artstory : Drink & Draw | 7-10pm | The Emerson 561 Myrtle Avenue BK, NY 11205
  3. Friday 15th | Black Artstory : FRONT and CENTER/ED Exhibition | 7-10pm | Putnam’s 419 Myrtle Avenue BK, NY 11205
  4. Friday 22nd | Black Artstory : Fashion Presentation | 7-10pm | 47 Hall Street BK, NY 11205