Donald Byrd: A Life In Dance

In conjunction with current exhibition The America That Is To Be, Donald Byrd will be joined by his longtime associates Sylvia Waters of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Peter Boal of the Pacific Northwest Ballet to discuss Byrd’s creative inspirations and ambitions. Moderated by guest curator Thomas F. DeFrantz, this panel will offer insight […]
Oct 4, 2019

MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

As a part of the Seattle presentation of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora taking place across three institutions—Frye Art Museum, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and Photographic Center Northwest—co-authors Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu will be joined by artist Berette Macaulay and photography specialist Michelle Dunn Marsh in a discussion about the global trajectories of […]
Oct 30, 2019

Dressed to Protest

In conjunction with Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson, this panel discussion unfolds the signification of identity and ideology through apparel, focusing especially on ways in which clothing has functioned as a symbolic form of resistance and coalition building for artists, political activists, and marginalized communities. Presenters: Amanda Donnan is Curator at Frye Art Museum and […]

Dress Codes Gallery Tour

Join artist Ellen Lesperance for a free, informal tour of Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson. No registration is required.   [Image: Installation view, Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson, 2019. Photo: Jueqian Fang.]
Nov 1, 2019

Gates Foundation Discovery Center celebrates young changemakers in We the Future exhibition

We the Future: Young Leaders of Social Change is an exhibition that illuminates the stories of 10 young people working to build an equitable and sustainable world.
Oct 30, 2019

Donald Byrd: The America That Is To Be

Exhibition curator Thomas F. DeFrantz discusses the storied and celebrated career of iconic choreographer Donald Byrd and his decades-long movement towards creating dance that explores the terms of social justice in the United States. Sharing moving-image materials and photographs from the current Frye Museum show, as well as rarely-seen archival materials, DeFrantz will provide an […]
Sep 25, 2019

The End of Mall Things: A (Free!) Multimedia/Drag Art Mall

“The End Of Mall Things” is A FREE, 21+, Shopping Mall-Themed Festival for Capitol Hill Art Walk. We’re mall gonna dieeee!!! Featuring:   MULTIMEDIA MUSIC ACTS: Sundae Crush goawaysun Jake Laundry Power Strip   DRAG PERFORMERS: Mona Real Princess Charming Íntima Rosa Marchita   VISUAL ART FROM: Jeremias Lentini Alexa Terfloth   VINTAGE/BOUTIQUE CLOTHING SALE: […]
Aug 14, 2019

“An American Superhero” explores the diverse origin stories of every day people

Vishavjit Singh, also known as Sikh Captain America, inspired the exhibit, which features dozens of people and their reflections on their identities and what they consider to be their superpowers.
Jul 30, 2019

Butterfly: Una Tranformacion

Metamorphosis is an unapologetic act of faith. Queer Trans People of Color journey around the topic of reclaiming and rebirthing spirituality within their queer communities through spoken word, poetry, and music. Witness how each artist crosses a rainbow bridge that interconnects sexuality and spirituality by embodying their own unique transformation. La Espiritista’s “Butterfly: Una Transformacion” […]
Apr 30, 2019

Cross-Cultural Connections in Mock Battle: From African Dance and Kung Fu to Capoeira and Breakin’

Cross-Cultural Connections in Mock Battle: From African Dance and Kung Fu to Capoeira and Breakin’ Presented by Global Artists Collective in association with 4Culture and Third Place Commons An all-ages free event at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park Sunday, March 17, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Join us for special demonstration performances and Masters’ panel discussion […]
Mar 15, 2019

International Women’s Day: Indigenous and Women of Color Rise

Featuring the powerful voices of Dominique Christina, the author of four books and the only person to EVER become a two-time world champion in slam poetry, and Cherry Smiley, warrior hero, feminist activist, scholar, and artist from the Nlaka’pamux (Thompson) and Dine (Navajo) nations. The evening program will inform, educate, empower, inspire, and strengthen our […]
Jan 28, 2019

West Seattle 2nd Thursday Art Walk

The first West Seattle 2nd Thursday Art Walk of 2019 is January 10, on Viadoom Eve! Join art lovers to stroll the West Seattle Junction where businesses host free-of-charge artist exhibits and group shows from 5pm to late. Grab a walking map for the art venues and bars and restaurants that offer extended happy hours […]
Dec 26, 2018

Estelita’s Library offers literature, community and plátanos

Estelita's Library is a hidden gem tucked behind Beacon Avenue South.
Dec 17, 2018

Taste of Freedom

Taste of Freedom: Art & Wine Reception will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 PM.  The evening will include wine, tapas, chocolate, and a raffle.  We will also have the founders of Papilio from Spain with us.  The event will be at Brightwater Community Center located in Woodinville. Papilio is a non-profit […]
Sep 12, 2018

Musical “Come From Away” showcases a story of hope after 9/11

The musical "Come from Away" focuses on the generosity and hope of a small Canadian town unexpectedly thrust into a central role in the world-changing events of 9/11.
Sep 19, 2018

A Cyberpop Extravaganza

FREE performances and visual art installations from local music, drag, comedy, and PowerPoint talent this April’s Capitol Hill Art Walk at the Fred Wildlife Refuge. • Sundae Crush – bad girl dream pop • Jake Laundry – cyborg pop, satire, interactive multimedia • Mona Real  – thrift glam drag realness, comedy, visual art […]
Mar 1, 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

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

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

Documentarian duo “UNCODE” Black Seattle

UNCODE is a labor of love of wife and husband filmmakers Myisa and Ali Graham, both Columbia City residents and southern transplants to the Emerald City.
Feb 23, 2017