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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Armani Jones


First and foremost, Armani Jones enjoys the role of being an entertainer.

Armani has used his education in communications, human behavior and life experience to place his company, LoveGrooves Productions, where it is today. "It is not easy. I have had to overcome many challenges of being one of the few Black people in the PNW trying to promote primarily Black comedy shows. I have had to make things approachable and make my product undeniable for the masses to reach and touch.

I want the world to know a boy from Grand Rapids, MI traveled from state to state, taking every opportunity to be The Best Person, The Best Entertainer, The Best Businessman and most importantly, The Best Father. I have always wanted more in life. I know I'm here to manifest a greater future with the strength of God blessing me with the ability to grow my Company."
Armani wants LoveGrooves to be the best production company. "We are all about 'The Love and Grooves'. Love is Laughter and Laughter is Love. If you are laughing you are in love with your life. That means you feel the emotions of life”

In the near future you can find Armani Jones self-promoting LoveGrooves Big Time Comedy Production in a city or state near you. For the latest listing, please follow him on IG.
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