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 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Artist Talk with Isabella Wang

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An opportunity to learn about artist Isabella Wang's work, process, inspirations, and artistic philosophy.

All of the pieces that I have selected represent discoveries I’ve made in what it means to be a young person in 2020; I paint the struggles, the successes, and the experiences of adolescence. Being overwhelmed by a wealth of knowledge and endless amounts of decision-making, I was determined to investigate the relationship between youth and their environments. As stressful as it is to be a youth in society, I wanted to shed light on the hopefulness and ambition that we should all have. In my art, I show the fierce power and individualism that youth can use against the face of oppression and injustice. These pieces encapsulate my journey not only as an artist, but as a teenager in an ongoing mission to find my youth identity. These paintings document the struggles I’ve faced and tell the story I continue to lead.

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Isabella Wang

Isabella Wang is currently a high school student residing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In middle school, Isabella was chosen as one of fifteen students nationwide to serve on the Microsoft Council for Digital Good. Serving on the council, Isabella grew passionate about amplifying... Read More →

Sunday May 16, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Artist Talk Space

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