NICKY JO DAWSON AND CYNTHIA KENDERSON, the co-founders of BlaQk House Collections, at 440 First Ave., Downtown Pittsburgh. (Photos by Courier photographer J.L. Martello)
Co-founders Nicky Jo Dawson and Cynthia Kenderson hold pop-up art exhibits during ‘Buy Black Saturday’
Two months after the BlaQk House Collections art gallery location, Downtown, had its front windows shattered by publicly unknown assailants, the New Pittsburgh Courier has learned that BlaQk House Collections is back to giving the community what they want.
BlaQk House Collections is holding a series of “BlaQk Expo” pop-up art gallery showcases, part of what’s billed as “Buy Black Saturday.” The Courier’s Ricco J.L. Martello attended the Saturday, Jan. 9 showcase at the Downtown location, 440 First Ave.
In addition to the art gallery showcase, other vendors were there too, such as Molly’s World Ikewear, Maltahara’s Jewels, A Queen’s Story Boutique, Goddess Lacquer, Fully Loaded Coquitos, and Auntie Rhonda’s Award Winning Pies and Cheesecakes.
BlaQk House Collections Co-Founder Nicky Jo Dawson told the Courier that the next “Buy Black Saturday” event featuring the “BlaQk Expo” will be in February, as more Black vendors are encouraged to sell their merchandise at the Downtown location, surrounded by artwork from Black artists.
NATIU JALIL, standing in front of his artwork.
KEITH WESTIN, sitting in front of one of his art pieces.
ADIAH THOMAS AND STARR THOMAS, from Penn Hills.
THERESA ROSE MONROE, in front of her artwork. (Photos by Courier photographer J.L. Martello)
ANWAN WESLEY, standing in front of his artwork.