The Founders of Jack Honey Art, Beats & Lyrics Talk its Evolution & Where the Show’s Heading in 2021

When the founder and curator of Jack Honey Art, Beats & Lyrics came together nearly two decades ago to plant the seed for their show, they didn’t realize they would pioneer an entirely different kind of art event. The traveling art exhibition was created by Jabari Graham in 2004 and later curated by Dwayne “Dubelyoo” Wright after seeing a need for representation in their communities.

While attending art shows in the early-2000s, Graham had been dreaming up ways to make them better and more accessible to diverse forms of art. “I wanted to make an art show for underground art — I saw that was missing,” he explained. “I wanted to see how I could make it fresh, have dope art, good music, and a good atmosphere for people to vibe out to.”

But if you had to describe the show in a sentence, Wright simply says it’s an “exciting urban art experience” and the vibe is just different. “You see the diversity of the crowd and people coming in genuinely want to experience something fun, entertaining, and art-related,” he continues.

We sat down with the dynamic duo to better understand the show’s genesis and evolution, and where it’s headed for 2021. Watch our interview above and stay connected with the latest updates on Jack Honey Art, Beats & Lyrics

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You see the diversity of the crowd and people coming in genuinely want to experience something fun, entertaining, and art-related.

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Sr. Brand Producer: Chad Ghiron
Manager, Activations: Wenona Carlos
Local Producer: Isaiah Moses
Director: Motion Family
Executive Producer: David KA
Producer: Liv Higgins
Production Assistant: Brittany Groy
Director of Photograpy: Cristian Bernal
1st AC: Tre Loren
Photographer: Jorge Sigala