ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. ACES features performances, presentations, workshops, artist talks, films, discussions, and opportunities to meet local arts organizations.  All programming will be offered online, with an in-person Gallery available to visit at ARTS at King Street Station.

How to attend and navigate ACES 2021

Please update your Zoom software so when you sign in, you can self-select different breakout rooms to enter. 

Zoom Link to join ACES: https://zoom.us/j/94369338718 

The rooms are named The Mainstage, The Lab, Artist Talk Space, and Opportunity Room.

The Mainstage - Keynote address by Shontina Vernon, keynote address by Elisheba Johnson & Inye Wokoma, performances, and several workshops.

The Lab - Workshops, presentations, and discussions.

Artist Talk Space - Hear from the visual artists exhibited in the ACES Gallery at Arts at King Street Station.

Opportunity Room - Learn about opportunities for grants, mentorship, paid gigs, and more from local arts organizations.

How to visit the ACES Gallery

The Gallery is located at ARTS at King Street Station, and is open to visitors by reservation only.

Address: 303 South Jackson Street Top floor, Seattle, WA 98104

Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Tuesday - Thursday, May 4 - 21

Reservations: To make a reservation, go to the ACES Program Schedule and reserve a timeslot. You will also need to submit a COVID-19 Assessment the day before your visit.

Virtual Tour

If you are unable to visit the ACES Gallery in person, please experience the exhibit via the ACES Gallery Virtual Tour.

Community Agreements

ACES is intended to be a safe and celebratory space, for those who are not often seen and heard to bear witness to one another’s artistry, brilliance, and value. Any language or behavior that an ACES moderator deems racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or violent will not be tolerated, and will result in the offender being banned from the event.

In a time of social distancing, let’s connect with each other through our art and our joy.

ACES is co-presented by 4Culture,  Arts CorpsLangston SeattleNorthwest Film ForumPratt Fine Arts CenterSeattle Art MuseumSeattle Office of Arts & Culture, and The Vera Project 

Funding for this event provided by the National Endowment for the ArtsSeattle FoundationSeattle Office of Arts & Culture, and 4Culture.

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Sunday, May 16 • 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Musical Performance by Theory of Change

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Our name comes from our collective background as social activists seeking change for the good, at the intersection of music and social activism. Our music and video content extends a keen message of change and growth — both in our society and individually. We believe in building better societal structures that allow everyone to have access to prosperity, and not just those with wealth and privilege.

But this is also a story of personal growth, as resiliency makes us stronger and we grow from our experiences along the way. Resiliency has been a tremendous theme in Ben’s life, as he has survived a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and a raging apartment fire.

“Music is a powerful thing,” Ben says. “Music can heal. It can bring people together. It can spur difficult but needed conversations. I still believe music and truly change the world.”

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Theory of Change is a socially conscious folksy indie-rock ensemble producing pensive but powerful, thoughtful, and melodic songs about societal and personal growth.The 6-piece indie band sometimes performs as a 3-piece acoustic ensemble, comprised of Ben Henry, songwriter/singer/guitarist... Read More →

Sunday May 16, 2021 1:10pm - 1:40pm PDT
The Mainstage

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