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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CHIMAERA is a Black, non-binary, trans, queer multidisciplinary artist and organizer from Tacoma, Washington located on the stolen ancestral lands of the Puyallup people and Coast Salish Territories.  

In 2018, CHIMAERA founded Cathartic Muse, a media production company focused on using trauma informed storytelling and immersive creative experiences to elevate marginalized voices in media that included the SKINFOLK documentary series highlighting the cultural history of the headwrap among Black people, and the Wa Na Wari documentary in partnership devon de Leña and Vanishing Seattle.

For two decades, CHIMAERA’s body of work has focused on engaging BIPoC folx in transformative, intersectional healing justice practices that includes using trauma informed storytelling to bear witness to the experiences of stolen people on stolen land including the most recent installment of the iMPACT LENS Narrative Justice Film Fellowship centering Tacoma, Washington’s historically Black Hilltop neighborhood.

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