Clark Atlanta University’s Art and Fashion Department to Host 8th Annual Art and Fashion Week
ATLANTA, GA (April 6, 2023) – Clark Atlanta University’s Art and Fashion Department will host its 8th Annual Art and Fashion Week, April 10th – 14th, a 5-day forum consisting of several interactive events where industry professionals discuss topics related to art, fashion, media, and design. This year,
Clark Atlanta University students can participate in virtual and in-person sessions with major global retailers and fashion manufacturers. Events open to the public include the Styling Competition and the Fashion Show.
“We are so excited for our 8th Annual Art and Fashion Week here in Clark Atlanta University’s Art and Fashion Department. As the interim chair of the department, I have the distinct pleasure of working with some of the most amazing retailers in the country,” said Professor B.J. Arnett. “I cannot thank them enough: Puma, Macy’s, American Eagle, Levi, and Harlem’s Fashion Row and all of their VPS who have done more than support our amazing scholars. They have mentored, done Zoom talks, workshops, and interviews, and placed our students on some of the highest rungs of their corporations. We are celebrating this 8th year with some of the best.”
Students will have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions, speed interviews, and portfolio reviews throughout the week to familiarize themselves with the industry and its rudiments.
About Clark Atlanta University
Clark Atlanta University was formed with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College, both of which hold unique places in the annals of African American history. Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans. Clark College, established four years later in 1869, was the nation’s first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African American student population. Today, with nearly 4,000 students, CAU is the largest of the four institutions (CAU, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morehouse School of Medicine) that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium. It is also the largest of the 37-member UNCF institutions. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson; American civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing “The Black National Anthem”; Ralph David Abernathy Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank
Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit www.cau.edu.