The streetlight banner to be displayed along Gay Street, 11th Street, Summit Hill Drive, and Dandridge Ave.

Be a Part of the Story…
Be a Part of the Delaney Project…

This winter, the world will come to Knoxville to experience the life and times of Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin. They will experience an ambitious exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art documenting Delaney and Baldwin’s lifelong friendship. They will hear the presentation of scholarly papers at the University of Tennessee International Symposium on the influence of Delaney and Baldwin on mid-twentieth century culture. Audiences will go to the Beck Cultural Exchange to attend the world premiere of a new opera, Shadowlight, about their relationship in Paris.

As visitors experience our city, they will see light-post banners throughout Downtown, East Knoxville, and the Arts District that will show the image of Beauford Delaney. Imagine a city in the South that has the courage and audacity to honor this cultural giant.

You can be a unique part of the celebration by buying a banner for $100. We urge you to join the effort and Buy-A-Banner…or two…or more!

There are two payment options. You can mail a check in to the Arts & Culture Alliance of Knoxville, PO Box 2506, Knoxville, TN 37901. Make sure to make it out to the Arts & Culture Alliance and put “Delaney” in the memo line.

You may also donate online below. If you’d like 100% of your donation to go to the banners, please consider adding $5 to the total to defray the cost of card processing.