Our History

liberated muse at baltimore book festival
Liberated Muse Arts Group at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival
Liberated Muse Arts Group is a collective of performers, writers, singers, actors and visual artists who gather to transform spaces into art places. Click here to see who we are.
In 2008, the digital community LiberatedMuse.com was born, founded by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman,  connecting creatives from around the globe to discuss, collaborate and fellowship. Hundreds have connected through the online portal, beginning meaningful relationships leading to further creative collaborations and ongoing partnerships. The online portal lasted from 2008-2012.
Liberated Muse Productions (2008-2010) produced the annual Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest held in Washington DC’s Marvin Gaye Park for three years and after the dissolution of Liberated Muse Productions, Liberated Muse Arts Group became the new name of the umbrella of services in 2011, producing events and performing as featured guests at events throughout the Washington DC metro area.
Liberated Muse troupe members Lyn Artope and Khadijah “Moon” Ali-Coleman during a performance
The Liberated Muse brand has produced and co-sponsored dozens of events since 2008, including:
In Her Words (2012, 2013)
A Celebration of Freedom: A Juneteenth Celebration (2011)
Running: AMOK (2010, 2011)
Soul Siesta (2011)
To Haiti, With Love (2010)
Celebration of Freedom Art Exhibit (2009)
Capital Rhythm & Soul (2009)
Liberated Muse @ The Artomatic (2009)
Liberated Muse: How I Freed My Soul Book Launch party (2009)
Liberated Muse Arts Group facilitating an Image Theatre workshop at Artscape in Baltimore, MD
The aim of Liberated Muse Arts Group is to continuously challenge the notion of an “arts space” by programming in spaces that are not traditionally considered popular art spaces while continuing to use traditional spaces as a balance. We wholeheartedly support artist-owned and community-based venues that connects arts programming to populations that typically don’t have access to professional, high-quality artistry. We perform regularly for diverse audiences. We have performed at:
Marvin Gaye Park (Washington DC)
The Potter’s House (Washington DC)
The Bonifant Theater (Silver Spring, MD)
Martin Luther King Public Library (Washington DC)
Oxon Hill Public Library (Oxon Hill, MD)
Little Black Pearl (Chicago, IL)
The Artomatic (Washington, DC)
ArtSpring (Silver Spring, MD)
Capitol North Neighborhood Library (Washington, DC)
The United States Peace Corps headquarters (Washington, DC)
The Corner Store (Washington, DC)
Annie’s Art Gallery (Camp Springs, MD)
Germano’s (Baltimore, MD)
Our collective has been invited to events and venues, as well for artist-in-residence opportunities, festival appearances, and music concert spots.
We’ve been seen at:

Artscape (Baltimore, MD)

The Baltimore Book Festival (Baltimore, MD)

Figment DC (Washington DC)

Black Fox Lounge- La Ti Do (Washington DC)

The Arts and Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth’s East (Washington DC)

Adams Morgan Day Festival (Washington DC)

and more places!

For booking information, contact us at LiberatedMuseArts@gmail.com

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