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 • 1:15pm - 7:00pm
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ACES has partnered with these local organizations to bring artist resources & networking opportunities to our community.

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As the cultural funding agency for King County, Washington, 4Culture works to make our region vibrant. Look for all the ways we are at work in your community.
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Artist Trust

Artist Trust is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports working artists of all disciplines in Washington State. We fuel our funding and other programs for artists through fundraising, partnership, and community engagement. Recognized as a national model for direct funding and... Read More →
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Mission: The Arts Commission is a catalyst for the arts, advancing the role of the arts in the lives of individuals and communities throughout the state.Vision: The arts thrive and are celebrated throughout Washington State, and are woven into the fabric of vital and vibrant comm... Read More →
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BIPOC STAHC is at the intersection of equitable community development, sustainable green climate building solutions, and racial equity/justice.
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CD Forum

Our MissionTo provide a platform for provocative arts and ideas that foster awareness of and involvement in Black experiences.Our VisionWe envision a world where cultural experiences are valued.Our ValuesCommunity – We believe in the value of cultural and geographic community. Community... Read More →
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Coyote Central

Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures. We provide adult level classes for 10-15 year olds in every type of creative medium imaginable! All classes are pay-what-works-for-you.
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Office of Arts & Culture

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) manages the city's public art program, cultural partnerships grant programs, ARTS at King Street Station, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, and The Creative Advantage initiative in the effort to foster a city driven by cre... Read More →
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Pratt Fine Arts Center

MissionTo foster a creative, inclusive art-making community, providing access to quality education and professionally equipped studios for everyone. We promote the joy and transformative power of art and actively support the development of visual artists.
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Shunpike empowers artists through equitable access to vital expertise, opportunities, and business services.
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The Vera Project

The Vera Project
The Vera Project is an all-ages nonprofit space dedicated to fostering personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art. A music venue, screen print shop, recording studio, art gallery, and safe space for radical self-expression... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2023 1:15pm - 7:00pm PDT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - 2R