Get ready for a celebration of Black Excellence. On Friday, January 21, Tampa hosts the first annual Black Art Gala sponsored by Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey. The awards ceremony celebrates African-American achievement and art with more than 40 visual and performing artists. Featured artists include Tampa-based painters Melissa Koby, Nneka Jones, Noland Anderson and performances by local musicians Pusha Preme, Shevonne Official and more. VIP reception includes complimentary food and cocktails.