The Collective

Empower Black Communities.

Develop art based community spaces, with neighborhood specific programs and projects, to give artists the tools necessary to ethically engage with community.


Creating Space

Connect in creative spaces that are dedicated to driving a more empowered community and stronger Black creative class. We are located in the historic Orange Mound. The CMPLX houses our gallery and open work space for established and emerging artists. Gallery 229 is our work space and creative incubator for students located in the historic Melrose High School.


Consistently Programming

Actively participate in our renaissance. Programs are offered out of both spaces that are driven by Black artists intended to inspire and encourage our communities.

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