BAAAR is an artists' collective committed to identifying and nurturing artists who create African American art.
The Black American Artists' Alliance of Richmond defines African American art as art which aesthetically encompasses the values, visually articulates the circumstances and culturally celebrates the beliefs which have directed Black Americans' shared cultural development.
BAAAR nurtures artists whose works are cultural manifestations; work that speaks to, speaks for and speaks about African American culture and history. We do not categorize African American art by the artist's race. We see it as a cultural phenomenon, idiomatic (having a distinct style or character), and allegorical.