National Black Arts Festival
NBAF is a cultural leader renowned worldwide for showcasing the very best of Black art and culture over the past 25 years. Founded in Atlanta in 1987, NBAF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage, cultivate and educate diverse audiences about the arts and culture of the African diaspora and provide opportunities for artistic and creative expression. NBAF presents across all disciplines including music, dance, theater, film, literary and visual arts. In 2008, the United States Congress honored NBAF for its importance to the “cultural fabric of greater Atlanta and all of America” and recognized the annual summer festival as “the premier festival of its kind in the United States”. Over the years NBAF has presented thousands of highly acclaimed artists such as Maya Angelou, Pearl Cleage, Faith Ringgold, Tito Puente, Alfre Woodard, Radcliffe Bailey, Alvin Ailey, August Wilson, and Wynton Marsalis among many others.