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ProArts Collective ProArts exists to celebrate & honor the African Diaspora & its arts culture. We do this by creating inspiring works of art in partnership with the diverse Austin community.

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AMIRI BARAKA! What an awesome night of poetry that also featured Da'Shade Moonbeam and Ebony Stewart. Thanks, Gwen Black...
02/07/2013

AMIRI BARAKA! What an awesome night of poetry that also featured Da'Shade Moonbeam and Ebony Stewart. Thanks, Gwen Blackburn!

Comedian Paul Mooney closes Black Arts Movement Festival
06/18/2012
Comedian Paul Mooney closes Black Arts Movement Festival

Comedian Paul Mooney closes Black Arts Movement Festival

Comedian Paul Mooney stopped by the YNN studios to talk about his closing act for the Black Arts Movement Festival Saturday. Catch the full interview with YNN's Jennifer Borget.

Blog post on Paul Mooney's upcoming performance at BAM Festival. Thanks comedymoontower.com.
06/12/2012
» June 16: BAM Festival Presents Trailblazing Comedian PAUL MOONEY Comedy Moontower

Blog post on Paul Mooney's upcoming performance at BAM Festival. Thanks comedymoontower.com.

June 16: BAM Festival Presents Trailblazing Comedian PAUL MOONEY Posted by Steve Birmingham on June 11, 2012 Posted in: Uncategorized. Tagged: 2012, Austin, BAM, Comedy Moontower, Paul Mooney. Leave a Comment Comedian, writer, actor, author, ...

@ BAM Festival on Saturday, June 16, 8PM. You don't want to miss this.Experience the brilliant irreverence of acclaimed ...
06/11/2012
THE GREAT PAUL MOONEY PT.2

@ BAM Festival on Saturday, June 16, 8PM. You don't want to miss this.

Experience the brilliant irreverence of acclaimed comedian, actor and social commentator Paul Mooney. Arguably the most ubiquitous comedy writer in television history. Credits include The Chappelle Show, In Living Color, Saturday Night Live, Sanford & Son and more. Ali Siddiq, whose engaging, thoughtful comedic style made him a Comic View & Def Comedy Jam favorite, opens for Mooney.

Purchase tickets at https://tickets.austintheatre.org/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=412or call 512-474-1221

BAM Festival "Under The Story Tree"
06/11/2012

BAM Festival "Under The Story Tree"

Arts and Crafts and a whole lot of fun!

BAM Festival's Polyrhythms: Fine Art Exhibit was AWESOME. Fun had by all.
06/08/2012

BAM Festival's Polyrhythms: Fine Art Exhibit was AWESOME. Fun had by all.

Experience the brilliant irreverence of acclaimed comedian, actor and social commentator Paul Mooney. Arguably the most ...
05/30/2012
THE GREAT PAUL MOONEY PT.1

Experience the brilliant irreverence of acclaimed comedian, actor and social commentator Paul Mooney. Arguably the most ubiquitous comedy writer in television history. Credits include The Chappelle Show, In Living Color, Saturday Night Live, Sanford & Son and more. Ali Siddiq, whose engaging, thoughtful comedic style made him a Comic View & Def Comedy Jam favorite, opens for Mooney.

Purchase tickets at https://tickets.austintheatre.org/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=412or call 512-474-1221

Pro Arts Collective Presents - Black Arts Movement Festival 2012
05/23/2012
Pro Arts Collective Presents

Pro Arts Collective Presents - Black Arts Movement Festival 2012

ProArts in an incubator of artistic expression representing the African Diaspora and is dedicated to the community.

Treat Mom on Mothers' Day to Lunch at 11th Street Station (between noon and 3:00 pm) and a concert with violinist Samuel...
05/10/2012

Treat Mom on Mothers' Day to Lunch at 11th Street Station (between noon and 3:00 pm) and a concert with violinist Samuel Thompson at Metropolitan AME Church at 3:00pm. Get 50% off lunch at 11th Street Station with proof of ticket purchase.

Treat Mom on Mothers' Day to Lunch at 11th Street Station (between noon and 3:00 pm) and a concert with violinist Samuel...
05/03/2012

Treat Mom on Mothers' Day to Lunch at 11th Street Station (between noon and 3:00 pm) and a concert with violinist Samuel Thompson at Metropolitan AME Church at 3:00pm. Get 50% off lunch at 11th Street Station with proof of ticket purchase.

05/02/2012
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Buy your tickets here for Samuel Thompson's performance on May 13th. Start your summer off with the peaceful and soothing sounds of classical violin!

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BAM | Black Art Movement
05/02/2012
BAM | Black Art Movement

BAM | Black Art Movement

BAM showcases the cultural expression of today's African Diaspora artists through music, dance, theater, comedy, art exhibits, and cooking. Austin, TX

Violinist Samuel Thompson will be performing May 13th at the Metropolitan AME Church. Treat your mother to a relaxing cl...
04/30/2012

Violinist Samuel Thompson will be performing May 13th at the Metropolitan AME Church. Treat your mother to a relaxing classical concert this Mothers' Day!

04/19/2012

"In Preparation of Eden" by Roger Reeves is finally here! For a great show, make your way over to the Long Center for the Performing Arts today and tomorrow at 8pm. See you folks there!

Still don't have plans for the weekend? Then grab your tickets to "In Preparation of Eden" by Roger Reeves showing TOMOR...
04/18/2012

Still don't have plans for the weekend? Then grab your tickets to "In Preparation of Eden" by Roger Reeves showing TOMORROW and Friday at the Long Center for the Performing Arts! You don't want to miss out on this great event!

04/16/2012

Based on a true story, "In Preparation of Eden" by Roger Reeves is a result of the playwright's research into the history, people, and lore of Central East Austin. As revealed through a series of interviews of long-time residents. The play features a sprinkling of names and places once familiar in the area now designated as Austin's African American Cultural Heritage District.

The play is THIS Thursday so get your tickets folks!

Alice Walker discusses how poetry is an important and relevant tool to societies in times of upheaval. Her thoughts echo...
04/11/2012
'This Is the Time for Poetry': A Conversation With Alice Walker

Alice Walker discusses how poetry is an important and relevant tool to societies in times of upheaval. Her thoughts echo our movement and how arts can be used to enrich a community. What are your thoughts?

The Pulitzer-winning author discusses the role of literature in moments of upheaval, the importance of women's rights, and more.

04/09/2012

“. . .Rumor has it that he was messing with some woman up on San Bernard, one of Cricket’s light-skinned daughters. He thought word wouldn’t get back…But it did.”

We're getting hyped for a great show! Have you bought your tickets for "In Preparation of Eden" by Roger Reeves?

04/06/2012
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Based on a true story, “In Preparation of Eden” is a result of the playwright’s research into the history, people, and lore of Central East Austin. Revealed through a series of interviews of long-time residents, the play features a sprinkling of names and places once familiar in the area now known as Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District.

Tickets are available now!


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Roger Reeves is a Cave Canem fellow and is pursuing his MFA at the James A. Michener Center for Creative Writing at the ...
04/04/2012

Roger Reeves is a Cave Canem fellow and is pursuing his MFA at the James A. Michener Center for Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. Don't miss your chance to see his new play, In Preparation of Eden, on April 19th at the Long Center.

We would like to sincerely acknowledge the recent passage of our friend, supporter, and Arts Champion, Andrea Pair Bryan...
04/03/2012

We would like to sincerely acknowledge the recent passage of our friend, supporter, and Arts Champion, Andrea Pair Bryant. She was the first recipient of ProArt’s annual Boyd Vance Awards for the Advancement of the Arts, and served several years as a City of Austin Arts Commissioner. We are grateful to have experienced her energy and light and will cherish her memory.

Excited to see the progress on the new City of Austin African American Cultural and Heritage Facility, the future home o...
04/01/2012

Excited to see the progress on the new City of Austin African American Cultural and Heritage Facility, the future home of Pro Arts Collective! Check out our website for more pictures.

Set in Austin, Texas at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, In Preparation of Eden is a story of a family strugg...
03/30/2012

Set in Austin, Texas at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, In Preparation of Eden is a story of a family struggling against modernity, the criminal justice system, and the spiritual and psychic upheaval that is the 1960s. Come check out this play on April 19th and 20th at the Long Center!

Address

1009 E 11th St, Ste 100
Austin, TX
78702

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(512) 236-0644

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