The National Black Arts Festival, which is celebrating 30 years in the community, will host two programs – NextGen Artist and the Move/Dance Project – at Atlanta schools later this month.

NextGen Artist is a program at Mays and Washington high Schools where students have an opportunity to display their artistic talents in fashion, film and visual art during a showcase in May. The dates are as follows:

o May 8 at 6:30 p.m.: Washington High School Theater

o May 9 at 6:30 p.m.: Mays High School Theater

The Move/Dance Project encourages and nurtures talent, health and wellness goals of middle school students. This year’s Spring Showcase will highlight Black Excellence in Broadway performed by the students of Sylvan Hills, Young, and King middle schools. It will take place May 17 at 6 p.m. at Sylvan Hills’ auditorium.

Another program, Fashion Forward, recognizes student fashion designers of African descent. Each winner receives a cash prize and feature display in the Neiman Marcus windows at Lenox Square mall in Buckhead. These students were recognized in March at event.

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