Video: African Treasure Photography


Now in its 6th year, #HellaBlack is an interdisciplinary performance event curated by and for Black artists, to amplify the depth of Black artistry, and shine a bright light on the talent of Boston’s Black artists and their communities.


This event is meant to create a safe space for the Black community to celebrate intersections of Blackness through dance, art, spoken word, and music, to dispel the myth of Blackness as a monolith. This annual signature event is part of a commitment to move towards race equity by BCA.

This year’s #HellaBlack is April 8, 2024 | 7–9pm

Artwork by Kayla Myers

#HellaBlack Vol 6: Sacred

Curated by Amanda Shea

#HellaBlack Vol 6: Sacred — curated by Amanda Shea — asks the artists to embody and present what makes them feel grounded in their creation. The artists will showcase how this sense of safety, security, and secrecy influences their artistic expression.


This year’s artist line up is…

… with a set by DJ Nomadik

Event Schedule

5:30pm • Doors open for vendor market

See below for the list of vendors.

7:00pm • Performance begins

The run time is approximately 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission.

9:00pm • Post-show reception

Everyone is welcome to stay in the Cyclorama after the show to enjoy the market, a beverage, share the experience, dance, and meet the artists!


Special Thanks

Comfort Kitchen

We are honored to have the award-winning restaurant as the exclusive food vendor for #HellaBlack Vol. 6! They will serve some of their signature dishes throughout the night.


We are thrilled to have EventKore as a Sponsor for #HellaBlack Vol 6! Along with cash bar service they will provide photo booths that will help capture the night’s special moments.


We are grateful to have Illuminus as a Sponsor for #HellaBlack Vol 6 as they provide the technical equipment to make this performance unforgettable.

This Year’s Vendor Market Will Include…

  • Amina Body Co.
  • Black Owned Bos.
  • Chris Laguerre
  • Holos Multimedia
  • Kept Fresh
  • LBM Jewelry
  • Love Balungi LLC
  • Made By Mendes
  • One Dope Queen
  • Samuel Dapper
  • She Who Dares
  • The TéSpa
  • True 9 Accessories
  • ZNT Arts

Interested in Volunteering at this Year’s Event?

Vol. 1–5