ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium is a BIPOC-led, community-curated program featuring art exhibitslive performancespresentationsworkshopsfilm screeningsartist talksartist opportunity tables and art marketWe are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.

ACES 2023 is a hybrid event, presented online and in person. 

May 20 + 21, 2023

12 pm - 7 pm


ACES is FREE to attend, with a suggested donation of $10.

ASL interpreters are available on-site and via Zoom.

Free childcare is provided on-site.

ACES is presented by Shunpike, in collaboration with 4Culture, Artist Trust, Arts Corps, ArtsWA, CD Forum, Golden Bricks Events, Ground Zero Radio, Langston Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Refuge Outdoor Festival, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Restored, Black Rock Spirits, Spokane Arts, The Vera Project, and Totem Star.

Sarah Cabarteja

Down the Ave
Hi! We're Down the Ave LLC, founded by Sarah Cabarteja and Rahma Kamel. We're a women-owned, BIPOC team working to spread the joy of game night with diversity and relatable card content. Our team was formed through the University of Washington’s Create A Company Program in the Foster School of Business. In this program, we produced our first game, Down the Ave, a U District-themed card game. There was originally 5 of us, but after graduating in June 2021, two of the founders bought the company back from the UW and we continued to grow the business by filing for LLC status and expanding production in 2022. We have just launched our second game, Keep it PNW: a Card Game Guide to the Upper Left, this Summer, and are hoping to scale up to being on store shelves. Our hope is to reach a larger platform for wholesale connections.
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