BROOKLYN, NY — An art exhibit transforming Myrtle Avenue for Black History Month is celebrating ten years in the borough when it returns next week.
The annual “Black Artstory Month” will be set up in storefronts along a 12-block stretch of the corridor near the Clinton Hill-Bed-Stuy line, according to the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, which runs the exhibit each year.
This year the theme of the exhibition is “The Body of Democracy: An Ode to the Black Woman (Re)Imagining Her Position” and will be accompanied by a series of events in the region.
“This topic touches on contemporary conversations but also timeless issues seen in our neighborhood, which has a long history of formal and informal Black women leaders and organizers,” said Chad Purkey, executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.
Eight artists participated in this year’s exhibition, curated by Bre’Lynn Lombard of UnJaded Curations and supported by Tankhouse.
A map of participating stores can be found on the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership website. All artworks can be viewed from the sidewalk.
Here is a look at the details including accompanying events:
WHO: Artists include Dana Robinson, Acacia Rodriguez, Sphynxx Diety, Tiffany Baker, Mz. Icar, Robert Newman, Ananda Ray and Amanda Ocasio.
WHERE: Artwork will be exhibited at eight local businesses including: [salon]718, Peck’s, Salon Rhed, SoCo, Shic by Soketah, Green in BKLYN, Locals BKNY and Pratt Institute.