May 19th - 22nd, 2021

In Ithaca, Arts and Culture are what we do, and this year’s A.B.E. All Black Everything Arts Festival is bringing you Black Arts and Culture bound to stir your soul. With a variety of big-name artists and new performers, local and national favorites there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


We are a group of artists who believe that a community as beautiful as ours not only needed but deserved, A.B.E. to light up their lives. With so many events happening throughout the festival each day, there is truly something for everyone. Over the four days of the festival, we will have over 20 events and 30 artists.  In addition to interactive events and art exhibits, there will be intimate conversations with influential Black Artists, creative art displays, and even food. Be sure A.B.E. will capture your heart and move you in ways you never imagined.


At A.B.E. we will be hearing from local artists as well as artists from all over the country about the magic of Black art, culture, and heritage.  We are going to talk about the relationship between the creative arts and activism, and how we can keep the flame of Black arts alive.  We will explore how art has been used to uplift Black people and to fight oppression. We will see how art is used to heal, and share the transformative power of creative expression.



Taking part in the A.B.E. All Black Everything Arts Festival has never been easier. Just follow the instructions below:

1) We will send you an email a few days before the event with a link to join the event. Save the email or the link.  You will need the link to join the event.

2) At the time of the event, simply click on the link to join.

4) You should receive a prompt to join on your computer. Click “Open/enter” to open the program.

5) That’s it—you’re in!


The A.B.E. All Black Everything Arts Festival is going to be an unforgettable experience, full of art, culture, new experiences, and a lot of fun.  We’ve put together something really special and can’t wait for you to take part. Register now to secure your spot and for important information on performers, events, schedule, and fun pre-event giveaways. 

Thank you for your support, and see you at the festival.


– The A.B.E. All Black Everything Arts Festival Team