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2013 MAYOR’S ART AWARD Goes to… Rhodessa Jones

On Friday, January 18, 2013 Ms. Rhodessa Jones was awarded the Mayor's Art Award. “I’m so honored to receive this award. Politics don’t work, religion is a bit too eclectic, but art could be that parachute that catches us all,” said Rhodessa Jones.

Facility Rentals
Facility Rentals

African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC) has the following rental spaces available. Click here for the rental application. (Adobe Reader Required).

Buriel Clay Theatre

Buriel Clay TheaterPerformances

The renowned Buriel Clay Theatre is located on the first floor of the African American Art & Culture Complex.  For application for Buriel Clay Theatre space rental click here (Adobe Reader Required)

Conference Room

Conference Room RentalsConference Room Rentals

The Conference room, located on the third floor of the complex is ideal for business, club or group meetings and writers workshops.  


Dance Studio "A"

Dance Studio ADance Studio A

The mirrored walls in this charming third-floor studio provide a cozy atmosphere well-suited for rehearsals, classes and workshops. Types of dance classes offered include tap, Afro-Haitian, ballet movement, step and hip-hop.  

Dance Studio "B"

studio BStudio B

Located on the second floor with its colorful mural in the background, this studio is suitable for dance rehearsals, drumming classes, yoga and acting classes.

Hall of Culture

Hall of Culture Projection RoomHall of Culture

The Hall of Culture is a multi-use venue/event space used for social events, wedding receptions, lectures and dance workshops. The room amenities include a stage and a dance floor. Tables and chairs are available upon request. Click here for the rental application. (Adobe Reader Required).

Nia Room

Nia Room "Purpose'Nia Room 'Purpose'

"Nia" means "purpose", and this space is used for motivating film and lecture series, training sessions, and after-school academic programs, including creative-writing workshops.

Sargent Johnson Gallery

Sargent Johnson GallerySargent Johnson Gallery

Recently renovated, the Sargent Johnson Gallery, adjacent to the first-floor lobby, is used for art exhibits and public speaking engagements.