The first Black Heritage Art Show was launched in 1995 in the Fellowship Hall of the New Psalmist Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland, showcasing the talents of six visual artists to approximately 100 attendees.
Today, the Annual Black Heritage Art Show has evolved into a national tour, showcasing over one hundred artists including visual, performing, literary, fashion and film. In a nutshell, the Black Heritage Art Show is "A Celebration of African-American Culture, presented each year by the Community for the Community.
The African American visual artist is the unsung recorder of African American history. Their work reflect the essence of life in the African American community; it highlights the culture, religion and struggle. In order to continue this rich legacy of visual enlightenment we must inspire youthful artists to develop and pursue their heritage in the arts." Glenda F. Boone, Co-Founder
Currently, the Black Heritage Art Show is the largest African American celebratory event held in the month of February (Black History Month), attracting more than 175,000 attendees since its inception.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Visual Arts Marketing Corporation, owned and operated by Milton and Glenda Boone is a nationally recognized, innovative management consulting firm specializing in event, strategic planning and multi media publicity managment. The Boone's are credited for the birth and development of the Black Heritage Art Show. They are currently scouting talent to be showcased in its National Tour scheduled, February 2012.