New art market representing local Black artists

Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 10:18 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A new art market has come to the Queen City representing local Black artists.

Saturday was the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance’s first Black artist market hosted by the Richard Kemp Center.

The idea is to create space for Black artists to showcase their work ahead of the holidays. Products ranged from books to clothes and poetry to different styles of art. Vendors say they see this as an opportunity to educate people about BIPOC culture.

“Art has a way of saying things when words can’t really say it. I think showing and telling and feeling history through art is a really effective way of working through and owning the history that we have,” said Kia’Rae Hanron, a local artist.

Organizers say the next Black Artist Market is January 7th 2023.