august 2021

This is a repeating event

26aug(aug 26)11:00 am08sep(sep 8)4:00 pmThe Beauty Of Blackness Fine Art Show

Event Details

The Beauty of Blackness Fine Arts Show 

Returns To Fort Collins Co.

2nd Annual Exhibit and Live Stream Show

A premier Fine Art Show showcasing the finest in Black and African American Art

Two Events One Show in Fort Collins Co.


Founder, artist, and curator Louise Cutler has spent the mid part of her career in the limitedly culturally diverse city of Fort Collins, Colorado. For years, she dreamed of presenting a fine art show that featured Black artists from around the diaspora.   For Cutler, the goal was to showcase the beauty of her culture and expose it to the world just how powerful a show featuring all Black artists from around the diaspora could be here in a place with reduced contact to the Black /African American culture.   Last year it finally looked as if all was aligned to make that happen—and then covid hit with devastating effects on brick and mortar showcases.

“A wonderful thing happened,” said Cutler.  “My dream turned into something quite different yet amazing.”  Cutler said that the pandemic caused her event to become one of the first ever live-streamed fine art shows in the country.

“Instead of postponing the show until the following year, we went fully virtual, live streaming the entire four-day festival each day from artist studios from around the country and on all major social media platforms.

Cutler said she worked quickly to get herself up to speed on the technology needed to stream last year’s show by learning the streaming platform “Stream yard” so that she could actually produce the entire show herself.  This allowed artists, musicians, guest speakers and audiences not to worry about anything other than signing into the show each day. 


The Beauty Of Blackness Fine Art Show  Art Exhibit will be held August 26 – September 8th

AT The Merchant Room Gallery in Walnut Creek

222 Walnut St Fort Collins CO

Some of the Artist from the show will be in Fort Collins person at the Artist Reception Held on September 3rd 6-9 during the First Friday Gallery Walk


The Show will still be Broadcast for 4 days, fully live-streamed from the artist studio September 2 – 5, Thurs. & Sat 10-6 Friday 10-9, Sun 11-5


This year’s show will be yet another first, the show will be in two parts, the first part will feature a 2-week brick and mortar Art Gallery Exhibit in Fort Collins at the Merchant Room Gallery in Walnut Creek that will showcase work for sell by the participating artist. The exhibit will run from August 26 through September 8th with an Artist Reception September 3rd during the First Friday Gallery Walk. And yes part two, like last year; the show will still feature a fully live-streamed four days straight, in the artist studio segment beginning September 2 through September 5. This format allows fans and collectors to purchase art and speak directly with the artists in their studios. The upcoming show will include top African American artists from the US and abroad.

The 2021 Featured Artist is Mr. LaShun Beal, a contemporary, figurative artist who has mastered the technical subtleties in several different mediums and subject matters Guest Speaker and renowned urban fine artist Kevin A. Williams’ will also participate. Williams is known for his high profile collectors that includes billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and his art has been featured on television’s “Law and Order” (NBC) and “Soul Food” (Showtime). Kevin will be speaking on the Art of Social Injustice. Other renowned participating artists include Carren Clark, Thomas E Lockhart, Gathinja Yamokoski, Kibibi Ajanku, Phillip Cutler, Patricia Kabora, Craig Screven, Deborah Shedrick, Virginia Coleman, and many more. Fine artists Larry Poncho Brown and fine jewelry reator Corinthia Peoples will join the founder Cutler as Artist Guest Hosts.

The Beauty of Blackness Fine Art Show delivers the highest level of talent in Fine Art. The Show exhibit this year will be held in The Merchant Room, an urban Americana gallery and professional studio space located upstairs in a 100 -year-old building. The architectural richness of this building, which was originally the P. Anderson Hardware store in 1897, makes the Merchant Room a perfect location for this Exhibit. 


 Two events one show, Catch The Beauty Of Blackness Fine Art Show Exhibit at the Merchant Room 222 Walnut Creek Fort Collins CO.  August 26- Sept 8 2021 and Broadcasted Live , Sept. 2-5, 10-6 MST daily and 10-9 MST Friday Sept. 4 on YouTube, Facebook, twitter and other social media outlets.  

For more information on the Beauty of Blackness Fine Art Show go to




August 26 (Thursday) 11:00 am - September 8 (Wednesday) 4:00 pm


The Merchant Room at Walnut Creek

222 Walnut St Fort Collins Co

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