Guess who's back? QT's back!
1pm-6pm Feb 8 and 9
The QT Noir Arts Festival is back! In observance of Black History + Futures Month, the festival celebrates the brilliance and talent of Black LGBTQI+ artists and performers, with a focus on individuals in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
As always, the festival is 100% free and open to the public, but please reserve your tickets in advance at the Brown Paper Tickets link. The fest is a sober space. This year, both days of the festival open with free brunch for the community before jumping straight into the performances. There will also be a free hot drink station, free water, free snacks, and free Wawa iced teas and fruit drinks!
February 8th lineup:
Lucy Lucas Valentine
February 9th lineup:
Vynce Vindetta Essince
DJ Dame Luz on the 1s and 2s both days. We are honored to have Fatties in a Taxi, Latti and Shak, here as MCs for the festival this year!
Vending artists include:
Deej McCoy Mamakit
Live art by:
Darrell Ann Gane-McCalla
Free* tarot readings by:
Free* makeup sessions with:
Toine Tee (only on February 9th)
The festival is funded in part by an Art and Change from the Leeway Foundation, with in-kind donations from The Wawa Foundation! Leeway Foundation and Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation will be present to answer artist's questions about funding opportunities as well.
Tabling organizations also include:
Tessera Arts Collective
LGBT Center of Central PA
In conjunction with the QT Noir Arts Festival, Osimiri Sprowal will have a solo exhibition on display at 40th Street AIR Gallery (4007 Chestnut Street, first floor) for the month of February. Make sure you stop by the gallery during the festival to check out the art! This exhibition is supported by a generous grant from the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund.
*free tarot readings and makeup sessions are limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.
As always, the festival is 100% free and open to the public, but please reserve your tickets in advance HERE