Journey to Emancipation Art Exhibition

Curated by Green Book of Tampa Bay

Social Justice Initiative

Emancipation was proclaimed in Tallahassee on May 20, 1865, which was 11 days after the end of the Civil War, and two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. A month later, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 to ensure all enslaved people were freed.

Join the Green Book of Tampa Bay as we celebrate, this Journey to Emancipation, from Florida’s Emancipation Day to the national holiday of Juneteenth. Along with an art show, The Green Book of Tampa Bay will have a variety of events showcasing Black excellence.

The Green Book of Tampa Bay is a Black-owned business directory that serves Pinellas and Hillsborough county. We help people who are concerned with inequity in their community be intentional with how they spend their dollars. Along with promoting Black-owned businesses, the directory promotes Black artists as well as historical and cultural sites. Visit us at

Featured Artists:

  • Eb&Floww
  • Dr. Goggles
  • Myiah Pink
  • The Nature of Fire
  • Nomadic Fete
  • Tenea D. Johnson
  • Vivia Grier
  • Zulu Painter

Mural image shown by  Zulu Painter

Gallery hours are available during Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday June 11, 2022 from 5-9 PM. CLICK HERE if you would like to volunteer during Art Walk.

Admission is free during Art Walk. Additional gallery hours available by appointment or attend one of the special events hosted by Green Book of Tampa Bay.

Celebrate The Journey with Green Book of Tampa Bay during a special kick off event on June 4, 2022. CLICK HERE for event details.

“An Anthology of Voices” will be held in conjunction with this exhibition on Friday June 10, 2022. CLICK HERE for event details.


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