In Jan-Feb We Lift Up the Legacy Arts Project
Allegheny’s Justice Focus for January and February is The Legacy Arts Project, whose mission is to preserve, promote, and create Africana arts that honor the history, heritage, and cultures of Africa diaspora in ways that advance healing and wellness, education, and community empowerment.
The origins of the LAP began with its founder Linda ‘Imani’ Barrett and her love of the arts. Sister Imani was able to bring together artists from the community to gather and share in expression. Drummers and dancers, elder and youth, played rhythms and danced. Interspersed with that has been spoken word, poetry, singing, and visual art. The LAP has been a space used to cultivate and share a variety of art forms, bringing the community together to grow.
The Legacy Arts Project hosts several projects, performances, and events throughout the year, each geared towards providing an opportunity for community to gather and culture to flourish. For the last six years, the Legacy Arts Project has held weekly classes open to the community. And every year, the Legacy Arts Project plays host to events and activities that celebrate local “Keepers of the Flame,” those who have made lasting contributions to Pittsburgh and the region through their expressions in the arts.
You can help support all of the community programming and education that the Legacy Arts Project provides by visiting legacyartsproject.org to make a donation.