ACES is a two-day, POC-led, community-curated program with performances, exhibits, presentations, workshops, listening opportunities, and open forums. Our vision is to establish a space for us to celebrate and center ourselves. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and to see each other as resources, while focusing on the challenges and and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.
We acknowledge that the creative community in the Pacific Northwest is teeming with talent and resources— especially in communities of color where crisis breeds innovation.
If you are under 21 and would like to participate in ACES we would love to have you. You can showcase your work in a performance setting, submit art to be exhibited in our gallery, lead a workshop of your chosen topic or facilitate an open listening opportunity. Please fill out this form and tell us what you want to do.
Coming soon… Stay tuned to our website for more information about the resources that will be accessible at ACES, how to register and more information about our featured showcases, workshops, artwork speakers and more!
ACES 2017 is presented by Shunpike, and will be held at the Seattle Center Armory Lofts on November 17 + 18, 2017. Shunpike envisions a community where independent artists and arts groups thrive, creatively and economically, and where their work is widely valued as fundamental to the cultural, social and economic well-being of Washington State.
Featured Artwork by Aramis Hamer