THE JUNETEENTH BLOCK PARTY: A FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATION


The Juneteenth Classic: USA boxing showcase highlighting the finest in amatuer boxing. The showcase (consisting of over 50 boxers) will take place in an outdoor boxing ring located in front of The Gladiator School Boxing Gym. 

The CANTemporaries Collaborative Exhibition Opening: The CANTemporaries workshop is a 6-week experimental artist “think tank” where artists of all disciplines are encouraged to work together towards a culminating exhibition and programming series. The first group of CANTemporaries is an eclectic mix of 12 talented artists. Over the past 5 weeks, the artists have worked both collaboratively and independently toward a shared vision. 

On June 19 they will present Conducted Transmission, a multi-sensory collaborative installation that spans ⅔ of the first floor of the CAN HQ. The exhibition explores themes of perception vs. reality. The viewer will journey through various constructed environments reflecting on the pivotal events of 2020, questions of reality, and the human condition. These environments are brought to life through the use of text, performance, surrealistic imagery, light, and sound.

The Buy Black Pop-Up: The Buy Black Pop-Up will take place at the Daily Bread Boutique. The pop-up will consist of Black Owned Independent clothing brands. As an extension of the pop-up, Hampton Roads based vendors selling an eclectic mix of merchandise will be set up on both properties. 

The Pop-Up will include (but is not limited to) merchandise from Way Too Nice, True Face Apparel, JBoy Clothing, City on My Chest, Three Scoops, & Seeing Shapes. 

The 757 Street Art Battle: While at the Juneteenth Block Party, witness the 757 Street Art Battle. During the battle a group of artists will showcase their techniques and knowledge of visual arts by live painting powerful visuals on a large canvas that is then evaluated by the judges and audience. 

Letter Writing Station with Humanities Behind Bars (HBB): Organized by DeAnna Smith of HBB and Nastassja Swift, this activity will allow for those interested to send a letter to someone currently incarcerated, and learn a little about what HBB does to support those formerly and currently incarcerated. 

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