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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Aarti Tiwari(she/her) is a multi-lingual actress/writer based in Seattle. Her regional acting credits include The Pericles Project at Freehold Engaged Theatre; The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night at Seattle Rep; ‘This and That’ at Baltimore White Flag Performance group. She has travelled countrywide in India with her solo performance, 'Mansha’s Wedding'. Her international acting credits include plays: Three Sisters, Parting With Words, Sultan, Kiss and Tell, Children of Hiroshima, Ismat Manto, Seher Hone Tak and Other Poetic Ensembles. She is an alumni of HB Studio, NY & Seattle's Freehold theatre Meisner Progression and a proud board member of Macha Theatre Works. Aarti is obsessed with cherry blossom, orcas, and Nina Simone. She is excited to be performing her solo 'Flow, Swim, Float!' at ACES 2023 and It fills her with immense joy and deep gratitude to be part of the harmonious chorus of the ACES community.
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