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Tour Our Latest Exhibit Virtually

Tour Our Latest Exhibit Virtually

The Due Process Denied art show closes on MLK Day but we hope to bring back the virtual exhibit soon. If you have not seen it, it is worth checking out the powerful works of art on display. Of course, the pandemic made it necessary to close the gap between visiting the UrbArts Old North…

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Centering Black Life

Centering Black Life

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter protests, UrbArts took time to reassess how to serve Black artists and support our community. At a minimum, we knew we needed to develop new partnerships with organizations on the frontlines of police reform. Additionally, we understand that public policy regulates human behavior…

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Art is Revolutionary

Art is Revolutionary

Founded in August 2001, our mission is to create platforms and platform creatives for youth and community development. The animating idea behind Urban Artist Alliance was the concept of “social arts,” where poets, writers, actors, musicians, and visual artists would create art that reflect the conditions and possibilities of their communities. This kind of art is…

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Next Exhibit: “Black Culture” – A Photography Exhibit

Next Exhibit: “Black Culture” – A Photography Exhibit

On April 19th, UrbArts will open its next art exhibition focusing on the works of black photographers. Though it will be on view for a limited time, visitors will be able to experience the works on opening night and during gallery hours, Tuesday through Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Alezy Irving, one of the…

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Artist Statement: Journeys of the African Spirit

Artist Statement: Journeys of the African Spirit

by MwazaCarol I am a creator of things. I am one who asked to be manifested here to bring things into fruition, make them beautiful and tangible. It has taken me many years to recognize this but, once I did, it placed me firmly on my path and life opened up for me. I became…

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I STILL love h.e.r.

What: UrbArts opens its second art exhibit this Friday, August 29th, I STILL love h.e.r: a Celebration of Women in Hip Hop, which features the works of Roland Burrow and Jen Everett. Curated by Kris Blackmon, there will be several events during the exhibit run hosted or moderated by the curator. Many of the works…

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