Juneteenth Arts Celebration | June 13 & 14

Juneteenth Arts Celebration graphic featuring artwork by Nette Forné Thomas and Elizabeth Catlett, along with a photo of the Unity Steppers performing.
Nette Forné Thomas, Liberty Flourishes When Wisdom Prevails, Photo courtesy the artist. The Steppers, Photo by Dawnpoint Studios. Elizabeth Catlett, Young Douglass, Linocut, 16.5×13.5 in

We are a proud partner of this year’s Juneteenth Arts Celebration!  

Juneteenth Arts Celebration is a two-day event that brings together four non-profit organizations to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.  

This FREE event celebrates the African American community and offers the public access to local artists, food, dance, music, and other festivities at major cultural venues in Morristown and Morris Township. Partner organizations include Art in the Atrium (ATA), Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morris Arts, and the Morris Museum.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 13, 6:30-9 PM | Art in the Atrium, Inc. Opening Reception of W.O.W.: Women’s Outstanding Works

Morris County Administration and Records Building
10 Court Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

This all-women exhibit curated by Onnie Strother and Bisa Wendy Washington will feature master artist Nette Forné Thomas and showcase the work of 70 Black and Afro-Latina women artists. Atlantic Health System is the event sponsor, and Valley Bank and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are VIP Patrons of the Art in the Atrium event.

Friday, June 14, 6-9 PM | Morris Museum‘s Celebration with Unity Steppers and Spoken Word Poets

6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

This celebratory event will feature a performance by the Unity Steppers and local Spoken Word Poets. Installed concurrently at Art in the Atrium’s W.O.W. exhibition and at the Morris Museum, the monumental mural, Wearer of All Socks, by Samantha Modder will portray a larger-than-life Black female character.

This free event will have delicious catering by Dominiques Dishes, an open bar, and music from DJ Rich. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is a sponsor for the Morris Museum event.

RSVP for Juneteenth Arts Celebration

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://juneteenthartscelebration.com/

Thank You to Our Sponsors!