Arts

National Black Arts Festival Showcases ‘NextGen’ Artists

Zikiya Kelly, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, shows off some of her work created with the help of the NextGen Artist program.
Zikiya Kelly, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, shows off some of her work created with the help of the NextGen Artist program.
Credit Courtesy of Anglica Pugh

This summer, Atlanta will host the 30th anniversary celebration of the National Black Arts Festival. Since its inception, the Festival has evolved to include year-round programming. And last year, they added more Youth Programs to their lineup.

Angelica Pugh is the Director of one of those programs, called NextGen Artist. The program offers workshops, classes, lectures, mentoring, development opportunities and more in fashion, film and media and the visual arts for Atlanta high school students.

Pugh spoke with “City Lights” host about NextGen Artist. The Benjamin E. Mays High School showcase is tonight  — May 9 — at 6:30.