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Harlem’s Historic Church Hosts the 11th Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show

Black History Month 2020 will be another exciting time in Harlem with The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) a four-day Exhibition, sale, youth day and nightly VIP Receptions.  The HFAS begins Thursday February 13, 2020 to Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Historic Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue, NY, NY. Each year HFAS showcases a great line up of talented artists both locally and abroad and this year will be no different.  This four-day historic traveling exhibition and sale of contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography is the largest of its kind featuring art from the African Diaspora, in addition to art related programs. Excited to have The New York CollaborativeNANBPWC.Inc. as one of the co-sponsors to enhance this historical event. “To say we’re excited about our co-sponsorship of the HFAS is an understatement.  It’s an event I’ve enjoyed since the days it was held downtown at the Puck Building.  It’s always a wonderful event ~ a collection of very talented artists and high quality art work.  We’re looking forward to our guests having a very enjoyable evening.” ~ Yvonne Harris-Jones, The New York Collaborative NANBPWC, Inc.  Another Partner that has taken the lead to help bring more strength to HFAS the Greater Bronx (NY) Chapter The Links, Incorporated “This is truly an historic event which we believe brings a wealth of information and opportunity to the community and attendees; recognizing fresh talent, while honoring great artists and brings S.T.E.A.M awareness and strong leadership to our community. ” Gloria Hill James, President

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) was created in 2009 to showcase artists and galleries of the African Diaspora. Its roots reach back to the Harlem Renaissance, the cultural movement in the 1920s that nurtured an unprecedented flowering of artistic talent in the visual and performing arts, poetry, and fashion. It is the largest traveling African Diaspora Art show in the United States.This historical Annual event kicks off on Thursday February 13th Opening VIP night saluting Voza RiversHarlem Arts Alliance Chairman with the Lifetime Achievement Award and a salute to several African Americans in Technology & Design.  The following days are filled with HFAS Exhibition and Sale.  Friday, February 14th VIP Reception hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated NY Alumnae Chapter & the New York Club NANBPWC Inc. honoring African American in Education and a fashion show with legendary African designers, Hope Wade and Moshood Creations. Make up will be provided by Vera Moore Cosmetics.  Saturday February 15th starts with the Jack & Jill of America Children Tour Exhibit, a literary Pavilion hosted by Amistad HarperCollins Publishers & Harlem Writer Guild, a lecture series with Cheryl D. Miller and African Americans in Medicine hosted by the Association Black Cardiologists.  The last day, Sunday February 16th the close out of the show, there will be a salute to Toni Morrison, Celebrating Black Writers.


EVENT DETAILS:                  

Thursday Feb 13

Youth Empowerment Day: 9am-1pm

Opening night: 6pm-11pm

Host:  Greater Bronx (NY) Chapter, The Links, Inc.

Friday, Feb 14th       

HFAS Exhibitions and Sale:Noon-10pm

Evening Reception: 5pm-10pm

Fashion Show

Special Award to the Legendary Vera Moore

Host: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. NY Alumnae Chapter &

The New York Club NANBPWC Inc.

Saturday, Feb 15th   

HFAS Exhibitions & Sale: 10am – 10pm

Host:  Jack and Jill of America Westchester Chapter

Lecture Series w/ Cheryl D. Miller

Special Award to Dr. John Fontaine, President of Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC)

African Americans In Medicine / Reception: 4pm-7pm

Sunday, Feb 16th        

HFAS Exhibitions & Sale:  Noon-7pm

Literary Pavilion Salute to Toni Morrison                   

Host: Amistad Harper Collins Publishers & Harlem Writers Guild

For Additional information visit www.hfas.org


As the largest traveling African Diasporic art show in the United States, HFAS prides itself on its uncanny ability to bring people of all different backgrounds together to celebrate fine arts of the African Diaspora.  Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, HFAS provides a platform African Diasporic Visionaries as well as American visual artist to exhibit and sell their artwork. The Harlem Fine Arts show has also created economic empowerment, educational opportunities and professional recognition within he multicultural community.  First held in February 2010 in New York City, the Harlem Fine Arts Show has attracted more than 80,000 visitors to venues, including Martha’s Vineyard, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, White Plaines and New York City.  Attendees include collectors, art enthusiasts, educators, student and professionals. 

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