Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas is a nonprofit organization solely dedicated to presenting emerging Black arts, artists, and ideas in the Seattle area. We believe in the value of community, creativity, identity and passion. These values serve as our strategic frame and guide day-to-day operations and program decisions.
We work out of the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an ADA-compliant facility rich with culture and history.
barry johnson is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist and author that works across all mediums and is known to constantly shift the nature of his work as it reflects the events happening around the world and in his life.
He was one of the artists to contribute to the Black Lives Matter mural in CHOP, is the author of the book “Oh What Wonderful Hair”, and hosts the podcast “Anything is Anything”.