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Black Friday Marketplace & Ball

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November 27, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Contemporary Art Museum
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO United States

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Support queer Black artists in our community during Qu’art’s annual Black Friday Marketplace & Ball at CAM with dual onsite and online events.

Black Friday Marketplace

At the Museum, queer Black artists and makers will be offering their artwork for visitors with timed tickets. A selection of objects will be available on CAM’s online Shop. Reserve your timed ticket to shop the Marketplace in person here.

Black Friday Ball

Online, the Black Friday Ball virtual event features a panel discussion, performance, and vogue competition. Tune in and stream the event live here.

6:00–6:45 pm: A panel discussion featuring:

  •  Phillipe M. Cunningham, Minneapolis City Councilmember and the first and currently only out trans man of color elected to office in the U.S. Councilman Cunningham serves as Chair of the Minneapolis City Council’s Public Health and Safety committee and is the lead councilmember for the city’s transformative community safety work.
  • Shigo Ladurée, drag performer. Shigo resides in Paris and is a self-branded “drag villain” and Black Lives Matter advocate.
  • Kayla Reed, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Action St. Louis. Kayla is a Black, queer, feminist, organizer and strategist who works to build Black political power in St. Louis.
  • The Vixen, drag performer. During her participation on the tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, she raised a conversation around racial dynamics among her fellow drag queens. She founded BlackGirlMagic, a drag concert, where queens of color can celebrate their unique experiences through storytelling and performance.

6:45–7:15 pm: Drag performances featuring Majic Dyke, Blanca The Bawdy, and more

7:15–8:00 pm: Ball and Vogue Competition commentated by Meko Lee Burr

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