Arts and Literature

It’s Our Time: ‘Bring Them Home / Aiskótáhkapiyaaya’ Comes to SIFF

From South Seattle Emerald (by Michelle Hurtubise) – Indigenous filmmakers Ivy and Ivan MacDonald and Daniel Glick’s award-winning documentary ‘Bring Them Home / Aiskótáhkapiyaaya’ played in May at the 50th Seattle International Film Festival!

Getting Blessed in the Rain for the 21st Annual White Center Cambodian New Year Festival

From South Seattle Emerald (by Jenn Ngeth) – April 27th marked the 21st celebration of the White Center Cambodian New Year Festival. Check out the event in photos!

‘Invisible Histories’ Podcast Unearths Forgotten Histories of South Seattle

From South Seattle Emerald (by Jas Keimig) – A new podcast seeks to shed light on the stories of marginalized people throughout the history of South Seattle.

Creative Currents: Arciniega Street Productions make space for queer, Latine and BIPOC artists

From The Alaska Current (by Samantha Davenport) – A new Anchorage production company looks to create a space for queer and BIPOC events and stories.

History and Presence: Retracing the lineage of Black artists in Oregon

From Oregon Humanities (by Intisar Abioto) – An excerpt from Intisar Abioto’s “Black Mark, Black Legend”, a piece that led to her curation of “Black Artists of Oregon”, exhibiting at the Portland Art Museum through March 2024.

Culturally-specific campaign, ‘Cambodian Rock Band,’ a first for local theaters and Khmer community

From the International Examiner (by Bunthay Cheam) – ‘Cambodian Rock Band’, the musical by Lauren Yee, marks a new level of recognition and representation for the Khmer community. Playing through November 5th at ACT Theatre!

Third Annual Native American Writer Accelerator Grant Announces Recipients

From The Native American Media Alliance – 12 Native American writers received grants to support their careers and future projects. Learn more about them and their work!

Bailadores de Bronce Celebrate Their Golden Year

From South Seattle Emerald (by Agueda Pacheco Flores) – This month, Bailadores de Bronce will celebrate their 50th anniversary with their first-ever performance at Moore Theatre.

Made There: Yakama artist Bessie Bill weaves traditional wa’paas

From Crosscut (by Sarah Hall) – In the Yakima Valley, master weaver Bessie Bill weaves wa’paas to build community and preserve a tribal tradition.