Saturday, September 4 | 2pm
CMCA Courtyard + ArtLab
Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival Midcoast
In celebration of the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival second year event, join us for a creative adventure in collaboration with Indigo Arts Alliance. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of projects presented by Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival online series and engage with this year’s series of books.
“This one-of-a-kind event will continue celebrating authors and illustrators from across the African diaspora while honoring roots, identity and resiliency.”
The Festival was created to honor the legendary and highly acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, whose award-winning picture book Beautiful Blackbird is a celebration of Blackness. Maine’s own Ashley Bryan was one of the first Black writers and illustrators of children’s books, opening the doors for Black book creators worldwide to add their contributions to children’s literature and encourage the publication of other children’s books for Black children.
Indigo Arts Alliance’s purpose is to build global connections by bringing together artists from diverse backgrounds of the African Diaspora to engage in their creative process with an opportunity to serve as both mentors and mentees. An integral aspect of the Indigo vision is to provide Maine based artists of African descent access to a broader range of practicing Black artists and artists of color from around the world. To learn more, go to indigoartsalliance.me.