Sing it. Write it. Paint it. Dance it. Create it.

United UBLAC


Are you a Black artist in the state of Utah? If so, you belong in Utah Black Artists Collective! 

UBLAC is an invaluable resource connecting artists of color throughout the state of Utah. You can become a member of the artist collective at no cost. We are a non-profit organization here to support and provide opportunities specifically for YOU.

Please submit a 3rd person biography , your headshot, and 1 to 3 examples of your work as an image, video, or document file to utahblackartcollective@gmail.com.


Showcase and perform your artistry through UBLAC. Our highest priority is building a connection between Black art and our greater community.

As an organization, we work to create and find opportunities for all our UBLAC artists to share their work. We want to hear your poetry, watch you dance, view your artwork, listen to your music, read your writing, and be lifted by your creativity.

We can’t wait for you to share and experience #BLACKJOY through art.

UBLAC Leadership


UBLAC offers a mentorship program supporting up-and-coming young artists of color. We connect talented individuals seeking to learn from professional examples. Students team up with members of the collective who share their emphasis — music, dance, poetry, visual art, graphic design, writing, etc. — with a goal to confidently improve their artistry with caring guidance and support.

Are you or your child interested in connecting with a UBLAC mentor? Contact us at utahblackartcollective@gmail.com.



To become a collective member, please send us a third-person bio (about yourself), a headshot of you, & one to three of examples of your work, and a current phone number to utahblackartcollective@gmail.com.

Jayrod Garrett
Teacher • Poet • Storyteller

Meet Jayrod

  Co-Founder of UBLAC

Wynter Storm
Poet • Activist • Musician

Meet Wynter

 Co-Founder of UBLAC

Executive Director

Franque Bains

Franque Bains
Poet • Community Builder

Meet Franque

Board Member

Meligha Garfield

Meligha Garfield
Educator • VO Artist • Writer

Meet Meligha

Board Member

Michelda George

Michelda George
Businesswoman • Poet

Meet Michelda

Founding Member

Liz Lambson
Musician • Writer • Artist

Meet Liz

 Founding Member 

Joseph Blake

Meet Joseph

 Founding Member 

Katlyn Addison
Classical Ballerina

Meet Katlyn

 Founding Member 

Bashaun Williams

Meet Bashaun

Founding Member

Avery Franklin
Graphic Designer

Meet Avery

 Founding Member 

Daney Lin

Meet Daney

 Founding Member

Ashley Finley
Poet • Doula

Meet Ashley

August Akada

August Akada
Rapper • Activist • Poet

Meet August

C. Valenta

Meet C. Valenta

Latoya Cameron

Meet Latoya

Pepper Rose
Singer • SongWriter

Meet Pepper

Everett Spencer

Everett Spencer

Meet Everett

Jazz Bynum
Classical Ballerina

Meet Jazz

Shaddie B.

Meet Shaddie

Torris Fairley

Meet Torri

Andrea Hardeman

Andrea Hardeman
Artist • Poet

Meet Andrea

Nacom Koffi

Nacom Koffi
Visual Artist

Meet Nacom

Dwayne Madry

Dwayne Madry
Businessman • Writer • Author

Meet Dwayne

Lamont White

Lamont white
Businessman • Writer • Author

Meet Lamont

Jacquee Williams
Visual Artist • Potter • Embroideress

Meet Jacquee

Daniel Tomas
Visual Artist

Meet Daniel

Jamera NaQaui
Businesswoman • Poet

Meet Jamera

Youri Joseph

Meet Youri

Miriam Dickerson

Mariam Dickerson
Poet • Blogger • Editor

Meet Mariam

Board Memeber

Zaza Historia VanDyke
Musician • Songwriter

Meet Zaza

Singer • Songwriter • Producer

Meet KingCyborg

Independent Artist • Musician