Gabrielle Davenport is an Oakland-raised, Brooklyn-based curator & creative producer whose work centers on forging community through music and food. She is also a writer, musician and co-founder of BEM | books & more, a new literary home dedicated to food and Blackness, which she and her sister Danielle launched as an online bookstore in January 2021.
Gabrielle graduated from Barnard College and began her career in arts administration after a stint as a server on an ice cream truck. For the last few years, she has also organized with the Central Brooklyn Food Coop, a Black-led food sovereignty project aiming to establish healthy & affordable grocery options in Central Brooklyn.
Some of Gabrielle’s credits include: BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Mile-Long Opera, Joe’s Pub, The Hum, and globalFEST. She also produced a parade with artist Carrie Mae Weems at the Kennedy Center in 2019.