AYA Art Exchange Open Mic + Performance Night @ Eaton House

An open mic and performance night centered around Black Queer and Trans DMV creatives.

The AYA Art Collective in partnership with Eaton House is honored to invite you to our first Art Exchange! Join us for an unforgettable evening of Afrocentric Performance Art on May 29th at the Eaton Hotel's Eaton House venue in the heart of Washington DC. This event is centered around Black Queer and Trans performers in the DMV area who will showcase their artistic talents and gifts.

The Aya Art Collective, an emerging artist network with the mission to connect Black Queer and Trans artists, is proud to host this event. Our goal is to provide a platform for talented local Black artists to share their unique perspectives and stories through their art. In addition to showcasing the artistic talents of Black Queer and Trans performers in the DMV area, our event has a goal of building community and imagining liberated futures through art. As a collective, we believe art has the power to bring people together, create meaningful connections, and design new worlds.

This event promises to be a celebration of Black Queer culture and creativity, and we invite you to join us for an evening of powerful performances and inspiring art. Don't miss out on this opportunity to support and uplift our community of Black Queer artists.

Tickets are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today. We can't wait to see you there!


We are committed to creating a safe and accessible space for all. Different ticket pricing options and a donation option are available to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend and support our community of Black Queer artists. Masks and disposable mic covers will be provided for everyone's safety. Eaton House is an accessible location, with wide seating, ramps, automatic doors, and two single-stalled gender-neutral restrooms. We welcome everyone in our community to join us for this celebration of Black Queer culture and creativity!

If you are interested in performing or showcasing your art, please give us a tasteĀ here.