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 • 3:45pm - 4:05pm
The Art of Movement 2

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Rippling Through
Choreography and dance by Isabella Smith

Where Angels Fear to Tread
Choreography by Sade Aset
Dancers: Ivory's Angels

un recuerdo de la eternidad 
Choreography by Julietta Magaña Pérez
Animation by Natalia Magaña Pérez
My soul has existed for many years and might exist again in the future. I know that others have existed previously as well. I recognize that no matter what lifetime we live in, we will meet again. My ancestors will always be behind me, guiding me. Maybe I am a soul of my ancestors

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Isabella Smith

Isabella Smith is a new choreographer born and raised in Seattle, WA. She has been studying ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, choreography, Donald Byrd technique, and various types of world dance at The School of Spectrum Dance Theater's Professional Academy Program. She has participated... Read More →
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Julietta & Natalia Magaña Pérez

Julietta and Natalia Magaña Pérez are Mexican American siblings from Kirkland, Washington. Julietta studied dance at Columbia College Chicago, earning their B.F.A in 2018. Natalia is in their senior year of high school studying illustration part-time at DigiPen. This is Julietta... Read More →
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Sade Aset

Sade Aset (she/her) is a choreographer and director in the greater Seattle area. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting/Directing and minor in dance at Pacific Lutheran University. Having backgrounds in cheerleading, musical theatre, hip hop, and jazz, her choreography... Read More →

Sunday May 16, 2021 3:45pm - 4:05pm PDT
The Mainstage