LANE Cohort / National Partner

The Hayti Heritage Center

We lift up Durham’s Black community and the broader community around us through programs that preserve the heritage of historic Hayti and promote the African American experience through arts programs, operating as a cultural hub and as a space for engagement. In addition to core programs, we provide space for facility rentals. Our programming includes visual artist exhibitions, a poetry slam/spoken word team, summer/year round youth programming, African dance classes, a music series that celebrates noted black jazz, blues, gospel and other artists performed by local talent, an annual film festival that promotes southern black film, an annual Kwanzaa celebration, and a Juneteenth event among others. “We regularly feature and promote local visual artists by showcasing their works in our gallery space, inviting the public to meet artists and see the work during receptions and talks back, and we promote the sale of our artists’ works. We support performing artists through social media and our website, with focus on local talented vocalists, musicians and deejays. Presenting the arts in our sacred space makes our programming even more memorable and helps preserve the community’s heritage”.