April 20, 1996
Poetry Day,  Moderated by Louise Gray, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Holly performed poetry with Imani Tolliver, Tania Nyman, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Emmett Cunningham, Toni Blackman, Kim Taylor, Craig Czury, Jeanie Tietjen, Joel Dias-Porter (DJ Renegade), Chris Llewelyn, and Joe Ray Sandoval.

May 28 - July 27, 1996
ArtSites96, Washington, D.C.
Holly performed at a group of collaborative exhibitions at galleries and other sites around the metro area with other artists including Alberto Gaitán, Jeff McDaniel, Margo Star, and Warmers/Jem Cohen. Presented by Washington Project for the Arts.

July 20-21, 1996
Black Skin, Black Masks:  A One-Woman Performance by Holly Bass, Central Armature Annex, 1200 3rd Street NE, Washington, D.C. Presented by Washington Project for the Arts.

July 27, 1996
The Caravan Comes Home:  A Commemoration of Sterling A. Brown, 1222 Kearney St. NE (Sterling Brown home, owned by Marcia Davis), Washington, D.C.