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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Push for Love is a Seattle, WA based band. Melanie Granger is the Lead Singer with Xavier Salinas as Lead Guitarist. The two are often accompanied by special guest artists on the drums and the bass. Over the past 10 years of playing music together, Melanie and Xavier have created a number of originals that range from neosoul, latin rock, rocknroll, and pop. They also enjoy performing covers by artist such as: Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and John Mayer. Their style of music is based on their different influences which come together to create a melting pot of unique sounds. Playing tunes and writing lyrics that often push boundaries, Melanie and Xavier are a powerhouse of undeniable raw talent. Listen to originals on instagram@push for_love and checkout Xavier’s guitar originals/covers Instagram@x7zerocool

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