Our art exhibits are opportunities to celebrate the rich cultural legacy of the African American community with a special emphasis on the visual arts. They provide new platforms for established as well as emerging artists and cultivate economic development through the arts. Six Square strives to thoughtfully connect creatives with resources that will nourish their development, curate spaces where people can showcase and celebrate their talents and cultivate an artistic community that contributes to the growth of Austin’s culture.

Our 2018 exhibits included:

The Black Woman in Art: A Renewed Purpose

To ring in women’s history month, this exhibit featured artists Akaimi Davis and Kemi Yemi-Ese.

Black Behind the Lens

Photographers Tia Boyd and Michael Blue Smith demonstrate their dynamic perspective on the beauty of vulnerability as they explore the art of the black body.

In Living Color: The Intersection of Art, Civil Rights, and Pop Culture

Hailing from Oakland, California, James Gayles blurs the lines between civil rights and pop culture icons through multiple artistic mediums. His vivid watercolor paintings will be the focus of this particular exhibit, as they evoke in the viewer a dream-like sentiment with their vibrant colors and abstract perspective. This exhibit will display portraits of musicians and civil rights icons to spark a conversation on the intersections of art, civil rights, and pop culture.

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Our East Austin Studio Tour exhibit featured artists Dawn Okoro and Adrian Armstrong as they embody Afropunk’s essence which serves to challenge systems and focus on suggestive social dichotomies. The work in this exhibit primarily focuses on portraiture with surrealist or abstract characteristics.