Celebrate community and connect with the next generation at the Black Youth Awareness Art Festival

Milagro Center and Spady Cultural Heritage Museum are collaborating to celebrate Black History Month with the Black History Youth Art Awareness Festival (BHYAAF) taking place on Friday, February 18. This community project is taking place outdoors at the Spady Museum and aims to engage Palm Beach County youth and local organizations through art, music and Black history. 

“The Milagro Center and Spady Museum have long been at the forefront of promoting cultural education, history and creativity in Delray Beach,” said Spady Museum Director Charlene Farrington. “Now, these two nonprofit organizations are planning to expand their community reach in a whole new way.”

Calling young artists to showcase their talent

BHYAAF has put out a call for art and performances from the local South Florida community. This event is meant to showcase and uplift local talents, which is why participation is key. Contributors are asked to create artwork of any size up to 8.5” x11” to be displayed at the event. Submitted art will be juried by professional community artists for first-, second-, and third-place prizes, the winners of which will be announced live at the event. Submitted pieces should be related to health and wellness within Black families and can be any medium within the specified size dimensions. 

Once the event is over, artwork will be on display as part of a local exhibition that’ll have showings at the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Arts Garage, Norton Museum of Art, Delray Beach Public Library, Spady Museum, and Delray Beach City Hall. 

BHYAAF will also feature a competition reminiscent of the TV show Shark Tank to fund one local project sponsored by Palm Beach County Behavioral Health Coalition. The competition is open to K-12th grade students.

To participate in any of the above activities, please visit http://bhyaaf.net/ 

Because safety is of the utmost importance to the Spady museum, face masks and reasonable social distancing at the event are HIGHLY recommended at the event. 


What: Black History Youth Art Awareness Festival (BHYAAF) is a showcase of local artwork and talent from community youth. Any interested young creatives are invited to contribute artwork and performances to the event, and have a chance to receive funding for a project sponsored by Palm Beach County Behavioral Health Coalition.

Where: Hosted outdoors at the Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

When: 6 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2022

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