Black History Month is being recognized all over the River Valley and northwest Arkansas, including through art.
Art Ventures in Fayetteville is hosting the Chromacolor: Pieces of the Black Diaspora exhibit during the month. Many black artists from around the country, and even the world, came together to make the project a reality.
People can view a variety of works from drawings, paintings and even clothing, items that represent the culture.
“Black people are an important part of American history,” said Art Ventures director Sharon Killian. “Historically, black history or black involvement in our culture has been not necessarily utilized or shown.”
“Black art is a very large part of this community,” said Art Ventures gallery manager Joelle Storet. “I believe that by displaying it, it’s allowing people to interact and ask more questions.”
Chromacolor: Pieces of the Black Diaspora will run from February 7- March 3. It is free and open to the public. Click here for location information.