The mission of the Blackberry Arts Collective is to provide programming in the areas of visual, performing, cultural arts, and the art of financial literacy to the Pittsburgh community. We serve as a servant leader in the implementation of personal and professional development, infused with an array of artistic solutions, to engage all of the residents in the NPU-V communities.
Is an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Atlanta's historic Pittsburgh community. We are a collective of artists and entrepreneurs, vested in the growth and expansion of Pittsburgh's vibrant culture, community, and heritage. Pittsburgh is situated on over 500 acres and is one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in Atlanta Southwest.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve our community. Your generous donation will fund our mission. For your convenience choose your favorite option.
Gilbert Young is a renowned artist, muralist, and art conservator who served twenty-seven years as director of the University of Cincinnati fine art collection before relocating to Atlanta. In 1996 he was named artistic director for the Paint Pals International Youth Art Competition in conjunction with the 1996 Olympics. He is listed in numerous editions of “Who’s Who in Black Atlanta,” and “Who’s Who in America.”
Winfrey Young served as Community Services Director for two Scripps Howard news papers as the first African American department head in the history of both papers. She relocated with her family from Cincinnati to Atlanta in 1995 to organize the Paint Pals International Youth Arts competition in conjunction with the 1996 Olympics. In 2006 she was appointed to the board of directors for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and from 2008-2009 served as PR director for the Art Reach Foundation promoting “Breaking the Veils: Women Artists of the Islamic World,” an international art exhibition.
V is an artist when it comes to hair care and hair styling. Victoria is a salon owner of Natural Hairology and a license certified master cosmetologist. She has over 30 years of experience in maintaining women and men with natural textured curly hair. Her focus is hair care, natural hair styles, braids, locs, twist and beauty services. Her philosophy is, "Your hair is beautiful!"
Seamón Enterprises & Entertainment Co. (SE&E) is a Media Services Company providing Book / Music Publishing & Artist (& Parent) Education & Development. The Seamón Family Foundation is a private, national 501 (c)3, committed to Social & Financial Investment in Arts & Culture, through youth empowerment in 1) Education, 2) Art Exposure, 3) Mental Health (Anti-Bullying & Suicide Prevention), 4) Community and 5) Business Development.
A Fitzgerald Breland, MPA is the CEO of Breland’s Universe – Real Estate & Tech Company. A Fitzgerald has been intrigued with the field of fine, cultural, socially conscious art since grade school.
We, the Blackberry Arts Collective, extend a cordial invitation to all fellow artists to help BAC maintain the quality and integrity of the arts.
We hope you will consider joining us. Below is a downloadable document to print for the application to become a BAC member
or CLICK HERE for the online application.