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 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Public Art and the Washington State Arts Commission

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This workshop will discuss the Public Artist Roster, the experience of BIPOC artists who have received commissions through the roster, and how to apply to the current call

Presenting & Performing Artist...

Adetola Abatan

Adetola manages Art in Public Places projects in public schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies. Prior to joining ArtsWA in 2022, she had a 14-year career in the energy sector, though is now focused on her visual art and music practices. She holds a MFA in Arts Leadership... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2023 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - West Room