As a community art store which has always done things differently, we are committed to celebrating diversity and inclusivity in race, gender, sexuality and religion. That's why we're happy to help honor black, gay artists and kick off June, gay pride month, with a bit of pizazz and fun. Below are 3 links to help you find some great black, gay artists, including, dancers and writers.
1- Mickalene Thomas is a black lesbian artist who started out by creating giant rhinestone portraits of her mother. https://www.mickalenethomas.com/works/filter/paintings
2- Kehinde Wiley is a black gay artist who has painted giant portraits of men, including Obama and Micheal Jackson. https://kehindewiley.com/
3- African Americans in the LGBT Community: https://oxfordaasc.com/page/focus-on-african-americans-in-the-lgbtq-community/african-americans-in-the-lgbtq-community
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