Dallas Arboretum will have the second annual Black Heritage Celebration that displays local talent, art and businesses on May 14 and 15.
On that Saturday, there will be a fashion show, live performances, cooking demonstrations from chefs and more than 40 Black-owned vendors.
The fashion show will feature designers Donna Rose, Aundrea Love and Pink Lucy. Guests can expect performances from Dallas Black Theatre, Bishop Arts Theater Center, Don Diego Band and Clover the Violinist.
On Sunday, cooking demonstrations and vendor stations continue. A designer and entrepreneur showcase will follow the theme The Power of Black Heritage: The Elegance of Black Hair. It will be led by Tashara Parker, Mahisha Dellinger, and Texas State Rep Rhetta Bowers.
Both days, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., there will be an art gallery featuring Emmanuel Gillespie, Barbara and James Mason, Natasha Johnson, Sharidyn Barnes, Jennifer Monet Cowley and Kumiko Johnson.
Tickets to Black Heritage Celebration are included in garden admission and can be purchased online or by phone at 214-515-6615. A full list of activities can be found on dallasarboretum.org.
Chair of the Black Heritage Celebration Honorary Council committee Maurice A. West recognized honorary members at an April 7 reception.
This years members include: Neisha Strambler-Butler, Sharron Evans-Jackson, Deidre D. Summers, Lajuana Barton, Rev. Ritchie Butler, LaChon Jacobs, Stephanie Carter, James “Zip” Summers, Dr. Arlene J. Ford, Venita Owens, April Leonard, Rev. Bryan Carter and Rodriqua Ross.