Don’t miss USCB Center for the Arts’ captivating new showcase. Inspired by the folklore and visual history of the black mermaid archetype, this exhibit features the work of award-winning artists from across the United States, whose mixed-media art celebrates African goddesses as mermaids and water spirits, honoring the past and exploring them anew.

The Black Mermaids Exhibit is currently on display at USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort and will close on March 29, 2024.



Exhibit Events

Opening Reception 
Friday, January 19, 6-8pm

Mermaid Artist Fair & Film Screenings
Saturday, January 20, 12-4pm

Enjoy local art vendors and 4 short documentaries in the auditorium (Outside or inside depending on weather)

Meet the Exhibit Curator: Cookie Washington 
Tuesday, February 27, 12-3pm

Celebrating Black Mermaids Closing Event Water Blessing
Friday, March 29, 5-7pm

All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit