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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Kayla Banks

KAYLA BANKS (Afro-Native non-enrolled Choctaw and Creek Freeman and Eastern European is a choreographer, dancer and actor from Denver, Colorado where she received her B.A. in Performing Arts and Business Administration from Colorado State University. . She has trained with José Limón, Cleo Parker Robinson and International Blacks in Dance Conference. She has danced professionally with Impact Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson and Dancing Earth. She has performed in an original work by Anya Pearson in New York City at The Public Theater. She is a recipient of the New Expressive Works and CoHo Theater Residency where she debuted an original work in March 2019 around multi-ethnicity and an original dance musical in 2021. Her work is featured in the virtual gallery yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives as Afro-Native artist. Her focus is on wellness, dance technique, spirituality and expression with Earth and living creature connections.

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