Black L.U.V. Festival is raising seed funds for the 25th Anniversary. The community has always been the reason this happens because you contribute with your dollars. Let's do it!

creating change in the community

"An artist's duty is to reflect the times."

- Nina Simone

BLACK L.U.V. FEST ACCOLADES

● Mayoral Proclamation for Black L.U.V.
Festival Day 2007

● Mayor’s Arts Awards for Excellence in Service to the Arts 2005 Finalist

● Largest HIV/AIDS Mobilization Testing in the DC area for 6 years.

● Produced 14 festivals with 110k attendees cumulatively over 20 years.

ABOUT BLACK L.U.V. FEST 25

Black L.U.V. Festival (#blackluvfest25) returns for its 25th anniversary on September 18th, 2022 dedicated to Afrofuturism and the intersection of culture and technology. The Black L.U.V. Festival (love.unity.vision.) has been held in Washington, DC, since 1997. The Black L.U.V. Festival was established by artists in the historic U-street community devoted to social change and the uplift of the entire DC creative community. This FREE one-day cultural outdoor family event, uses the cultural arts as a vehicle of social change to inform and enlighten communities of the Nation’s Capital on education, social injustice, innovation, healthcare, collective economics, and violence prevention in underserved communities of color locally, domestically and internationally. 2022 Expected Attendance:12,000


HISTORY: BLACK L.U.V. FEST X SOCIAL ART AND CULTURE

Birthed from the work of the Black L.U.V. Festival, Social Art and Culture [SAAC] was founded in 2009 on the principle of using the arts to bring awareness of the challenges (and successes) of being an artisan in the DC metro area who understands social responsibility. SAAC has worked with numerous organizations on a variety of projects that have earned many honors. Social Art and Culture is a 501c (3) located in Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC.

2022 Sponsors:DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment, and Listen Local First DC
2022 Media Partners:We Act Radio, WPFW 89.3FM, and Washington Informer