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.
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Saturday, May 20 • 2:35pm - 2:55pm
Verses and Voices for Peace

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My art is my desire to creatively and powerfully express and reflect thoughts and feelings through poetry, spoken word, and as a playwright. It is not enough for me to write a piece about a topic or subject that has been written or performed many times before with only a slight twist, but to ensure it is entirely unique or has a completely different approach. I am only satisfied when I know I have created and given my best.

30 minute spoken word performance about peace, accompanied by an a cappella vocalist.

Presenting & Performing Artist...


Christine is a phenomenal human being and phenomenal vocalist.  Don’t let her quiet, humble, and shy nature fool you.  She has performed in choirs, various programs/ events at King County Superior Court, and at the theater on 18th & Union as part of Four Black Women Talking.When... Read More →
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Jaye Ware

Jacqueline Ware, often referred to as Jaye, works in the legal system, but has buttered her bread, breaded her fish, and seasoned her greens on poetry, spoken word, and as a playwright.Jaye is a long-standing member of the African American Writers’ Alliance. She has presented at... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2023 2:35pm - 2:55pm PDT
Pratt Fine Arts Center - Outdoor Stage