museSalon Collaborative

We create and host cross-disciplinary salons for the arts and culture sector.



Muse Salon Collaborative provides a platform for artists and arts organizations to collaborate and foster cultural sustainability through active membership, discourse, and shared resources. Artists, cultural producers, and thought-leaders of all disciplines come together in a local salon across the globe to discuss current events, brainstorm solutions, initiate collaborative projects and build community.


Past and Upcoming Events


Brioxy Leadership Summit Los Angeles 2017

We convened with 100 of the country's top social innovators of color in their 20's and 30's driving solutions to build opportunity for young people of color. From strategy sessions to conversations with national thought leaders, performances and great food. It was an unforgettable weekend.  See for more information.


The Fannie Lou Hamer 100th Birthday Celebration

Project New Village hosted the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Celebration at the Jacobs Center, October 6, 2017.  Artists included: Natasha Ridley, Musa Kaleem and Vibrational Tones, Alyce Smith-Cooper among others.  


Gentry's 55th Anniversary Celebration

Join us as we celebrate this family-owned business whose legacy is deeply-rooted in the San Diego black community.  The Gentry family will celebrate 55 years of business in the community at the Handlery Hotel San Diego.  The event includes, live music, DJ, 3-course dinner and awards ceremony.  Master of Ceremonies is William Tayari Howard.


"I, Too, Sing America" 

This vocal recital features African-American art song set to the poetry of Langston Hughes in a 40 minute performance followed by informative mini-lecture and conversation with Composer/Professor, Richard Thompson of San Diego State University.  For booking information, contact us at  

The 13th Annual African Culture Festival 

museSalon will be producing and managing the festival performers.  The theme for this year's annual festival is Women, STEAM and Global Competitiveness!  A beautiful family event.

Moxie Theater, 

"Blue Door" 

One of California's only woman's theater companies, the MoxieTheater, presented a production of Tanya Barfield's "Blue Door."  museSalon team, Malesha Taylor and Philip Liburd supported the company with community engagement activities.

African-American Children's Book Authors

Local San Diego Authors of African decent presented live readings of their books to the community during Black History Month, sponsored by the Skyline Hill Branch Library. Authors included: Ishe, Starla Lewis, Kalif Price, Alyce Smith-Cooper and John Brooks.


Ordinary Magic: A Spoken-Word Opera

San Diego-based artist, Gill Sotu wrote and produced this premiere featuring local talent, Cedrice, Kendrick Dial, Wrekless Watson, among others.  The production was directed by artist-entrepreneur, Ise Lyfe.  

See this interview we conducted in The Chocolate Voice


"The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is- it's to imagine what is possible." - bell hooks    (619) 732-6588