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The Museum for Black Girls Opens in RiNo Art District

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Pop-Up Event to Celebrate Black Female Voices and Educate Audiences about the Journey of Black Girls and Women

DENVER, Feb. 16, 2021 – The Museum for Black Girls, an interactive, multi-room art installation dedicated to educating new audiences and engaging with Black girls by illustrating the Black female experience, will return to Denver on February 19 to honor Black History Month, extending through the end of April. The pop-up event will take place in a retail space located at 1439 26th St., owned and managed by EDENS. Museum hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday noon-8 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m.

“‘Black Girl Magic’ is more than a buzz-phrase or trend. It is the essence of Black women. The Museum for Black Girls was created to celebrate and educate everyone about our journey as Black girls and women, from our past to present state of liberation,” said Charlie Billingsley, founder of The Museum for Black Girls. “Most importantly, our museum serves as a love letter to Black women and our experiences.”

This year’s museum will serve as a platform to highlight and compensate 10 artists and creative women of color. Artists can use the museum to create their own interactive pieces, including art installations, performances and events. Museum creators hope to bring more diversity to the Five Points neighborhood and RiNo Art District simultaneously and strengthen Black women’s voices in the local arts community.

This will be the second time The Museum for Black Girls has popped up in Denver. In December 2019, the museum reached 70,000 people on social media and hosted more than 300 in-person guests who were treated to exhibits showcasing the ways Black women learned to style and nurture their hair and embrace their beauty.

“Engaging with the communities where EDENS has a presence is an integral part of our mission. We’re thrilled to provide The Museum for Black Girls’ curators and artists the environment that is needed to fully realize their project,” said Tom Kiler, Managing Director at EDENS. “We are inspired by Charlie, her team and the work they are doing to celebrate and amplify Black female voices.”

Hosting The Museum for Black Girls at one of its properties is just one way EDENS seeks to support underrepresented communities. Fifty percent of current tenants within EDENS’ RiNo Art District portfolio are BIPOC- and women-owned businesses, including Be A Good Person, False Ego, AE, Transform Colorado, Lovely Bride and Honey Elixir Lounge, most of which opened in 2020. The company recently commissioned a mural by the artist JayCee Beyale that reflects Native-American culture in Denver.

All COVID-19 protocols will be followed at The Museum for Black Girls, including requiring patrons to maintain six feet of separation and wear masks at all times. The museum is currently seeking sponsorships for this year’s events. For sponsorship opportunities, visit https://www.themuseumforblackgirls.com.

 About EDENS

EDENS is a retail real estate owner, operator and developer of a nationally leading portfolio of 125 places. Our purpose is to enrich community through human engagement. We know that when people come together, they feel a part of something bigger than themselves and prosperity follows— economically, socially, culturally and soulfully. EDENS has 250 employees across offices in key markets including Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Houston and Denver. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, visit www.edens.com or follow @WeAreEDENS.

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Sarah Cullen, sarah@sidecarpr.com, 303-931-1910