Call For Artists: Juneteenth Jubilee

The Juneteenth Committee is accepting entries for its inaugural Juneteenth Art & Fashion Show at the Columbus Public Library. Artists are encouraged to submit a piece exploring the themes and ideas around the eleven historical markers on Dr. Martin Luther King Outdoor Learning Trail that honor African American history in Columbus, civil rights activists, and community leaders. The markers can be found here

Ten finalists will be selected to have their artwork displayed inside the Columbus Public Library the night of Juneteenth Art & Fashion Show on June 16th, as well as be featured as part of an outdoor exhibition on the façade of the Columbus Public Library throughout the month of June. The works will then go on a month-long tour of Columbus, including stops at Mildred Terry Library, Columbus Civic Center, etc.

Artists of all ages and experience are encouraged to apply, and all mediums will be considered. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 6th and winners will be notified by Friday, June 10th. For more information and to apply, click the link below.

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Unity Week Events

Proclamation & Press Conference

Monday June 13, 2022 10:00 AM (Gates open at 9:30 AM)

The Press Conference will be the Kickoff event in Celebration of Juneteenth and Unity Week.

1710 Buena Vista Road Roundtree House

Oral History Experience

Wednesday June 15, 2022 6:30 PM

An Oral History experience accompanied by live musical presentations at every station with crafts and video short films. Every age will be inspired.

Mildred L. Terry Public Library
   640 Veterans Parkway

Celebration of Art and Fashion

Thursday June 16, 2022 5:30 PM

A visual illustration of African American influences in art & fashion.

Columbus Public Library
   3000 Macon Road

Springer Opera House Presents: The Color Purple

Friday June 17, 2022 7:30 PM

THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope and the healing power of love. Produced on Broadway by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones, THE COLOR PURPLE is a triumphant theatrical treasure.

Springer Opera House

Jubilee Day:Columbus Civic Center

Saturday June 18, 2022 9:00 AM

From Diaspora to our DESTINY, don't miss the Festival Day of Jubilee on Saturday, June 18th, 2022!!

Columbus Civic Center

Juneteenth Praise Fest

Sunday June 19, 2022 2:00 PM

This will be an afternoon of praise and worship on Sunday, June 19th, from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM in recognition of Juneteenth.


Day of Celebration and Service

Monday June 20, 2022 9:30 AM

Juneteenth Historic Sites Family Bike Tour.

 Parking Lot across from Prince Hall Masonic Temple (815 6th Avenue)

Dragonfly Trails Mural Unveiling

Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:00 AM

On Wednesday, June 29th at 9:00 AM celebrate Columbus' inaugural Juneteenth Unity Week & Jubilee with a mural unveiling at the A.J. McClung YMCA on the Dragonfly Trails.

A.J. McClung YMCA