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Juneteenth Cultural Celebration 2022

June 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tampa Museum of Art and Moffit Cancer Center - Juneteenth Cultural Celebration Presented by HORUS Academy



Commemorate Juneteenth with an engaging, family-friendly experience at the Tampa Museum of Art’s first annual Juneteenth Cultural Celebration. On Sunday, June 19, 2022, from 10 am to 8 pm, prepare for a lively community celebration of this holiday, also known as Freedom Day, with free museum admission, art-making activities, live music and performances, family portraits, amazing food trucks, and more.

The event lineup also includes programs by community partners Moffitt Cancer Center, its George Edgecomb Society, and HORUS Construction Services, promoting social and health equity for all community members. CAN Community Health will provide free health screenings onsite throughout the day. Visitors will also experience a free sampling of arts and health programs the Tampa Museum of Art provides for families and various special needs groups.

The first annual Juneteenth Cultural Celebration is possible thanks to passionate community members and partner organizations that support the Black and African American community in the Tampa Bay area and share the Museum’s objectives to create programs that facilitate equal access to art education opportunities for all community members.

Volunteers Needed

Help us make this event a success. We are registering volunteers to help throughout the day in various roles, from registration to helping visitors find their way around the event activities and helping families with art-making projects.

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Advanced registration tickets are Sold Out. Walk-up tickets are available.

What is Juneteenth?

Known to some as the country’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people at the end of the U.S. Civil War. For more than 150 years, African American communities across the country have observed this holiday.
Learn more from the National Archives


Juneteenth Cultural Celebration is packed with activities inside the Tampa Museum of Art, along the Museum terrace, and in the Curtis Hixon Park all day from 10 am to 8 pm.


Time: 2-8p | Location: Stage

  • EMCEE/Host Damion Davis and St. Pete Funny
  • Eric Jackson
  • Jack Fletcher III
  • Miaya Stevenson
  • Goopman
  • TKO Dance Group
  • Booker HS VPA Dance Department
  • Beat Down Band
  • Darrel Moody & Ocean Breeze
  • Health Equity Programs by Moffitt Cancer Center

Special thank you to:
HORUS Academy Chair – Lena Graham Morris
HORUS Academy Vice Chair – Jonathan D. Graham

Gallery Discussion

Time: 12p | Location: Special Exhibitions Gallery

Join a discussion on equity in the arts with the artists and curators of Verde: Poetics of Shade.

The Southwest Florida Community AIDS Quilt Project

Time: All Day | Location: Education Center Corridor

Fun and Mindfulness in the Galleries

Time: 11a-6p | Location: Galleries

Did you know that visiting art museums can lower stress and promote wellbeing? Join educators in the galleries for pop-up guided activities and discussions that embrace arts for health.

Family Portraits

Time: 11a-6p | Location: Berkman Family Tech Classroom

* Appointment Registration Required

Portraits leave a record of who we were for future generations. Families who have a pre-registered appointment will have their portraits taken by photographers George Goldberg and Chepelle Johnson.


Time: 10:30a-4:30p

My Mug is Full | Location: Ceramics Classroom

Inspired by Kendra Frorup’s artwork, decorate a mug with the things you love and make you grateful; the things that fill up your heart.

Sun Catchers | Location: Golding Scher Classroom

Create colorful sun catchers inspired by the work of artist Alma Thomas.

Artventure Krewe Sign Up

Time: 10:30a-4:30p | Location: Golding Scher Classroom

For families receiving SNAP benefits with children aged 3 to 10 years old. Take home a starter kit of art supplies and join the Krewe for a new adventure and new supplies every two months.

Art and Artisan Showcase

Time: 11a-4p | Location: Rothman Plaza and Museum Store

Visit this showcase of Black and African American creatives in our community and take home a unique work of art!

Health Equity Village

Time: All Day | Location: Outside Education Center Lobby

Visit the Moffitt RV and the CAN Van for free screenings and information about how to keep you and your family healthy.

Recipe Swap

Time: All Day | Location: Great Lawn (near Riverwalk)

Making and sharing a meal together as a family is a core of the African American experience. Does your family have a special recipe that has been passed down for generations? Share it with us and take home a new recipe to add to your next family meal.

Food Trucks

Time: All Day | Location: Great Lawn (near Riverwalk)

  • BBQ Time
  • Crab Daddy’s Surf & Turf
  • Sub Zero Italian Ice


Thank You to Our Sponsors!



June 19, 2022
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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