Festival @ A Glance

2 PM with Ancestry Acknowledgement
3 PM to 9:30 PM: Music, Poetry and Information

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.

Sponsors and Partners

Green Sponsors: DC Housing Finance Agency and DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment,

Community Partners:11th Street Bridge Park, Listen Local First DC, Nubian Hueman, and Social Security Works 

Media Partners: We Act Radio, WPFW 89.3FM, Washington Informer and SMOGO Media

Music. Poetry. Information.

Music + Poetry + Information

7 hours of Main Stage Programming: Performance Art and Music featured on the Main Stage. Features Black, Hispanic, and Asian American DC Metropolitan artisans and national performance of Soul, Reggae, Jazz, Hip Hop and GoGo and poetry and activists focused on Civil, Environmental and Social Justice.


Department of Environment and Energy presents Environment Justice Pavilion

Black LUV Fest 25


The marketplace consists of handmade crafts from DC, MD, and VA artisans in partnership with Nubian Hueman Boutique. Application closes 8/15/22!