The National Black Arts Festival and Neiman Marcus hosted the 9th Annual Fine Art + Fashion on Thursday, March 19. Neiman Marcus was returning for its fifth year as the title sponsor alongside signature sponsors Ed Voyles Automotive and Kia Motors. The event honored noted philanthropists, business and civic leaders Jack Sawyer and Darrell Mays. The event co-chairs were Tara Mays and Cindy Voyles. NBAF continued its rich tradition of recognizing emerging talent by honoring three fashion design students from SCAD – Salimi Akill, Jessica Fulks and Austin Nelson. NBAF also honored visual artist, historian and educator, Amalia Amaki with the Visual Arts Award, and former two-time emerging talent honoree and now “it fashion designer,” Azede Jean-Pierre with the Designer Extraordinaire Award. Neiman’s fashion director, Ken Downing, produced another dazzling show. Fine Art + Fashion raises funds to support NBAF’s art, education and public programs. NBAF is recognized as the oldest multidisciplinary organization in the United States, and the only one in Atlanta, that focuses on the art and the artists of African descent.