NBAF presents the 2012 National Black Arts Festival, July 6th through the 15th! Renowned worldwide for showcasing the very best of black culture the Festival features art exhibitions, theater, music, and cultural programs for the entire family. We will also present the Coretta Scott King Awards Book Fair, Catch a Story: Kuumba in the Community and other free community events. Our annual NBAF Gala will honor legendary actress Ruby Dee and our first Teen Artists Awards Show will present the next generation of artists. The Festival’s centerpiece, NBAF@Centennial Olympic Park, opens Thursday, July 12 and closes Sunday, July 15 with the International Marketplace and three days of Classic and Nu Soul from the music stage. Don’t miss the ever-popular Children’s Education Village, the Publix’s Healthy Cooking Pavilion and much more!