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LHPAI 50th Anniversary Block Party

Please join us as we celebrate the community members and artists that have sustained Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) over the past 50 years. Mayor Bruce Harrell will welcome the community.
Organized in collaboration with LANGSTON and the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas, the program will feature, highlight and honor key members of the LHPAI community who have contributed to its longevity and who are instrumental in shaping its future.
The celebration will be hosted by Isiah Anderson, Jr., Teen Summer Musical Director and Steve Sneed, Former Director of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute with music provided by DJ Yaddy of KEXP’s “Sway and Swoon”.
Remarks will be provided by Mayor Bruce Harrell, Office of Arts & Culture Acting Director royal alley-barnes.
Vivian Phillips, ARTE NOIR Founder, will introduce community Artists Honorees Tee Denard and Kibibi Monie. The program will also feature performances by the 2022 Teen Summer Musical, managed by Acts On Stage in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Black Stax, Arami Walker, Marco Farroni, Anzanga/Zambuko Marimba Ensembles, and the Northwest African American Museum’s African American Cultural Ensemble.
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Special thanks to our promotional partners Black Heritage Society of Washington State and the Central Area Neighborhood Council.

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA
(206) 684-4757

The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center celebrates, nurtures presents and preserves African American arts and cultural legacies.
With year round programming that invites the whole community to share in the performing arts, film, music, dance and explore the rich culture of the African Diaspora.