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Arriving in 2025

For one amazing week, Downtown Houston will Fade To Black!

Emerging from the urgent need to address the departure of Black artists seeking opportunities outside our city, Shabach Enterprise, a minority-led non-profit organization, has created a platform for prominent arts groups in the Downtown Houston district to show unified, meaningful support for the advancement of African-American artists.

In collaboration with our vibrant arts community, this festival will simultaneously showcase the diverse works of African-American performances in film, music, poetry, and theatre. It will also provide a dynamic lineup of workshops, performances, readings, screenings, and discussions to cultivate greater appreciation for diverse perspectives.

This Fade To Black Arts Festival is projected to have an economic impact of $25 - $28 million for the city and be a first for the State of Texas.

We invite business owners, corporate partners, industry experts, and volunteers to join us in this transformative endeavor to revolutionize BIPOC theatre.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available Now.

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Current Partners

- Houston Community College
- The Alley Theatre
- Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (Kick Off Ceremony Host)
- The Ensemble Theatre

- Houston Grand Opera/Ebony Guild
- Houston Symphony
- Houston Ballet
- Performing Art Houston

- Stages Repertory Theatre

- Main Street Theatre

- Midtown District Management

- MATCH Houston
- Texas Southern University
- Prairie View A&M
- Houston First
- METRO Transportation

-Comerica Bank 

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Volunteer Opportunities

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