Kelli Clark
Kelli Clark:

August Wilson Center
February 23 – 25
Various times

There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate Black History Month throughout February and this showcase of artists and designers representing the African Diaspora is one event you don’t want to miss.

Free to attend, the 15th-anniversary juried marketplace features work by more than 25 makers, including emerging and established artists hailing from Pittsburgh and around the country. Featured artists include Nisha Blackwell of Knoztland, Randall Coleman of Reddvision, LaVerne Kemp of The Warped Weaver and many others.

Add some style and flair to your dwelling, wardrobe, office and collections — as you shop for one-of-a-kind handmade products. Market-goers can peruse works representing a wide range of media, techniques and genres — from photographs, ceramics and fiber art, to apparel and home décor.

Attendees can also check out accessories adorned with African prints, vibrant watercolors, leather handbags, clay sculpture and much more.

The Wilkinsburg-based FlowerHouse Collective will be represented by 10 visual artists highlighting the group’s cooperative economics philosophy, while MOKA Gallery will share its plans to bring a contemporary art and music hub to the Hill District.

Market hours are: Feb. 23, 5 to 8 p.m.; Feb 24, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Feb 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.