Reserve your front row seat to the NEXT big thing!

NEXT is a showcase of the hottest and brightest stars in the musical, visual and literary arts -- those right on the cusp of stardom -- as well as their fans and the city's esteemed champions of the arts. On Friday, September 13, NEXT and the National Black Arts (NBAF) will present the groundbreaking work of rising visual art star Angela Davis Johnson, Atlanta's premier cellist Okorie Johnson aka "OkCello" and award-winning HBO Def Jam spoken word artist Carlos Andres Gomez.

But NEXT is about more than art for art's sake. This interactive salon encourages real-time collaboration between the artists and everyone in the audience in an evening of high-level connecting, candid conversation and soul-baring performances. In short, a Harlem Renaissance of our times! 

Join us for this exclusive gathering on Friday, September 13 from 7-10 p.m. at SPOKE ATL, located at 1450 La France Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, in Atlanta's first transit-oriented development, for one of the 2019 National Black Arts (NBAF) highlight events. Wine and hors d'ouevres will be served. 

Attendance is free, but seating is limited, so RSVP below. Thanks to the generous support of the NBAF, NEXT begins here…

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About NEXT: 

NEXT is the brainchild of a group of Atlanta artists and activists who seek to launch a movement that galvanizes members of the city’s creative class into a potent force for change. NEXT is host to a series of interactive salons, a documentary series and a social action initiative that harnesses the talents of the city’s leading artists. 

About NBAF: 

The National Black Arts (NBAF) is the longest-running multi-disciplinary arts festival of the African Diaspora. This year, NBAF celebrates more than 30 years as a cultural leader. Each year the festival presents works and exhibitions from renowned legends as well as emerging young artists. For the latest news and updates, “like”National Black Arts" on Facebook, and visit its web site at