From art exhibitions to art workshops to art outings we are building a cohesive community among residents who have a strong and growing interest in black art and culture.  

We ask that you join us for some activities.

Brimming with intellect and artistically-focused insight too many black artists are not enjoying the fruits of the talent they harbor.  

We are dedicated to growing the pool of professional black artists.  If you are an artist that wants to grow check us out.

Growing Artists

Art Programs Info


 artist        development




Suzanne Roberts

Art Historian and Program Manager

Ben Appleton

Office Manager

Upcoming Programs

Our Favorite Cultural Links

Without a doubt Obsidian Arts is developing some of the boldest travel experiences on the market.  Our goal is to bring the global black experience to you in intimate and intelligent ways.  We plan the trip and now work with professional agents to implement. Join Us!

Frangena Johnson

General Manager and Travel Manager

​Durades Dialogue @ Mia

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 p.m.

Features Mitchell Squire in conversation with James Garrett, Jr. FREE, but RSVP required.

La Bamba!  Dinner and Dance

Join us for an exciting  evening celebrating Mexico and the African influences in its food, music and art.

Thursday, October 20,  2016
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dance: 9:00 p.m.  To 12:00 a.m.
Attire: Festive!

El Nuevo Rodeo
2709 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

$10.00 Dance Only

$50.00 Dinner/ Dance

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