Black Nonpareil is the hotel’s bi-annual exhibit, which will be on display from November 1, 2020 through April 25, 2021. The exhibit consists of a total of 29 pieces of artwork from 18 local artists. The majority of the artwork will be featured in the 12th floor lobby, with some additional works on the first floor and in ART Bar. Artists featured include: Jen Everett; Lola Ogbara; Cbabi; Kevin + Danielle McCoy; Tai Davis; Vaughn Davis Jr.; Noel Spiva; De’Joneiro Jones; Dail Chambers; Kenya Mitchell; Cisqo Rodman; Blakk; Adrian Octavius Walker; Tiffany Sutton; Brock Seals and Jerel Canty. 10 percent of all sales from the Black Nonpareil exhibit will be donated to the All Black Creatives Foundation, which provides free classes, networking opportunities, and job referrals to emerging Black leaders in creative and tech fields.
“Black Nonpareil is curated from the work of local Black artists to amplify their voices and provide a platform to continue revelating conversations and the growth of our city through their work,” said Vanessa Rudloff, Art Relations Manager at Angad Arts Hotel. “They are an integral part of our St. Louis arts community and an inspiration to our next generation.”