The Mahogany Project (TMP) is a collaborative arts organization whose mission is to support and develop established and emerging artists by producing and showcasing their work, thereby providing a platform for artistic voices from the African diaspora. Founded in 2006, we are proud to continue our mission of sharing stories and diverse perspectives of local and global Black experiences through multi-disciplinary art forms.
The Mahogany Project (TMP) celebrates art by sharing stories and experiences from the African diaspora.
Your donations allow us to continue our support of artists and audiences with enhanced accessibility, coverage of production costs, and providing the community with original work and storytelling, whether virtually or in person.
•April 22, 2023 - Sundaes Outside at Dash Point State Park - Produced by Golden Bricks Events Spoken word artist & singer/songwriter Niela Hampton and writer Donna Carpenter-Fukushima were featured on the main stage with pieces celebrating Earth Day. (Curated by the Mahogany Project)
•April - October 2023 - Play Time, our new interactive arts game show, was presented nine times this year for audiences off all ages. Play Time celebrates the inner artist in all of us and puts a spotlight on multi-genre artists from the African diaspora. Performances were held at Northwest African American Museum, Highline College, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Outdoor Refuge, and other locations throughout King County.
Look for a Play Time event near you in 2024!
• May 20th & 21st - Artists of Color Expo and Symposium (ACES) - Presented by Shunpike The Mahogany Project will showcase artists at the following workshops & experiences as part of ACES 2023. Saturday Morning Cartoons workshop featuring Khadijah Jordan, Mujale Chisebuka and Miles Irwin Playtime Arts Game Show featuring Armani Jones, Issiah Harris, Chino Gonzales and Merri Ann Osborne Storytelling Through Collage workshop featuring Bernie Hall and AshaAung Helmstetter
•June 21st - Juneteenth Celebration Presented by King County Library and Silver Kite Community Arts Multi-genre artists will share the history of Juneteenth and its lasting impact through storytelling, music, movement, and reflection. This is an interactive workshop that encourages community building and thoughtfulness in celebration of this special holiday. The event is facilitated by Merri Ann Osborne/Mahogany Project Executive Director, and features artists Bernie Hall, Niela Hampton and Chino Gonzales. (virtual event)
Urban Poverty Forum / Date TBD - annual event in collaboration with Town Hall. More information to come.
More events and performances are currently being scheduled.
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We continue to collaborate with talented artist Chino Gonzalez/Bonnet Black. In 2022, we presented and performed the musical "Magic In You", which we continue to workshop. This year, we hope you come to Play Time, our new interactive arts game show where audience members compete through different art games to collect points while paying homage to the vast contributions made by artists and creatives from the African Diaspora.