“Truth B Told” explores breadth of Northwest black artists

Onyx Fine Arts Collective show at King Street Station is a creative explosion of a variety of truths from black artists in the Northwest.
Jan 10, 2017

Mexica celebration ushers in paquini yancuic xihuitl (happy new year)

This Mexica new year leaves behind tecaptl, the year of the flint knife, and ushers in calli, the year of the house.
Mar 20, 2017

In Zambia, women are boxing’s stars

Inspired by Esther Phiri, who rose to capture successive international boxing titles, women’s boxing in Zambia has eclipsed men’s in popularity.
Mar 22, 2017

Zimbabwe musicians take aim at corruption

The songs speak to many forms of corruption — bribes at police roadblocks, sexual favors in return for jobs and nepotism within the education system.
May 5, 2017

Palestinian cartoonist chronicles incarceration in “White and Black”

To cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh, being a political prisoner wasn’t heroic or glamorous. He discussed his book "White and Black" in Olympia last week.
May 15, 2017

Women artists reflect on “Infinity Mirrors,” Yayoi Kusama’s legacy

Yayoi Kusama's influence and legacy is larger than playful colors and whimsical patterns.
Jul 19, 2017

Forward Flux double feature brings complex cultural conversations to stage

The double bill of “las mariposas Y los muertos” and “No More Sad Things” offers thought-provoking theater and complexity around culture.
Sep 27, 2017

Seattle is a UNESCO City of Literature

The recognition from UNESCO comes as the United States announces that it will withdraw from the organization because of differences in policy.
Nov 1, 2017

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Arts & Education Program presents Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay at The Center Theatre (305 Harrison Street). After the performance, kids can make their own instruments with Seattle ReCreative. This story by Susan Hood is an extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra […]
Nov 3, 2017

Sara Porkalob pushes past expectations as an artist and activist

Sara Porkalob, who stars in Book It Repertory's "Howl's Moving Castle," has made a name pushing boundaries in theater.
Dec 5, 2017

3 anime films that prove that Seattle’s dystopian future is now

We can't say we weren't warned.
Dec 22, 2017

NAAM MLK DAY CELEBRATION

Join us for a full day of activities! Admission by donation! An open house to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Patrons will be able to view films about the Civil Rights Movement, access speeches by Dr. King, engage in art activities and learn about other activists who carry on the task of […]
Dec 18, 2017

Everyday Black Opening Reception

Come celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Everyday Black, Saturday, January 13 at 7 p.m., with a night of great music, open dialogue, and free tasty food and drink! Everyday Black from local photographers Jessica Rycheal and Zorn B. Taylor showcases the work of two artists as they explore the intersections and identities that […]

Seattle turns surreal in AKTIONSART’s “13 Chambers”

AKTIONSART invited 13 female Seattle-area filmmakers to explore horror and surreal themes in a series of shorts now available on Amazon Prime Video.
Dec 20, 2017

Why “Black Imagination” is so necessary

"Black Imagination: The States of Matter" pictures a world where black issues, black love, black joy is at the center and the struggle is not the focus.
Jan 12, 2018

Refugee women, children the focus of artist Humaira Abid’s “Searching for Home”

Humaira Abid's "Searching for Home" explores the experiences of women and children refugees in intricate wood sculptures.
Jan 23, 2018

August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” at Seattle Rep covers timely themes

The themes of the play, set in Civil Rights-era Pittsburgh, include gentrification and racial tensions — all relevant in modern-day Seattle.
Feb 6, 2018

JieHae Park’s “Peerless” can take a stereotype and turn it into a weapon

The dark comedy at ArtsWest explores the inner minds of teenagers in a hyper competitive society.
Jan 31, 2018

“Hamilton” $10 ticket lottery brings show prices down to earth — for some

The number of tickets are limited, but similar efforts around the country have made musical productions accessible to younger and more diverse audiences.
Feb 1, 2018

BLACKOUT MARKET

The much anticipated Blackout Market is a black-owned business vendor fair to accompany Willing2Rise. “Hidden Colors” contributor Professor Kamene, formerly known as Booker T. Coleman, will be giving a lecture on spiritually and economics. He will be specifically addressing recycling the black dollar within the black community! The Blackout Market is a place where we can […]
Feb 9, 2018