Chief Seattle Club
Chief Seattle Club is proud to present the fall exhibition in ʔálʔal Café featuring artwork by Naomi Parker. Naomi comes from the Makah, Yakama, and Chippewa/Cree people. Drawing on her intertribal ancestry, she uses oil paint on canvas to create scenes of far flung Native relations coming together at pow wow grounds and campsites. Through images of friendly faces and joyfully clasped hands, Naomi shows the power we have to create community wherever we gather.
Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS)
Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society is proud to present its 2023 Annual Conference (#NOTIS2023) in honor of International Translation Day (#ITD2023). This lively event brings together translation & interpretation professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest. Come join us for a fun day of networking, conference sessions, panel discussions, and more with the best in the business!
As the United Nations states on their website, “International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.” This is precisely what NOTIS endeavors to do—all year round—and we couldn’t do it without you.
So come on out and celebrate with us on September 30, won’t you? Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your present and future colleagues, earn CEUs, and learn more about the state of T&I in the Pacific Northwest and around the world!
Haa Tóoch Lichéesh
Join HTL for our September Ḵaa Tukax̱saké Héende Cross-Sector Equity Cohort! This month, we’ll learn about and engage in healing practices as we prepare for Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30. Sign up now at the link in our bio, and for more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the long haul of writing alongside or in voices that are outside of the personal “I”, this 3-day intensive navigates balancing research, ethics, representation, and publishing contracts while holding onto your own authentic voice. If you aspire to improve your craft, come learn from seasoned writers that are equipped to challenge, engage, and inform.
High Desert Museum
For many Native communities throughout the High Desert, what constitutes art spans beyond the walls of a gallery or a museum. Objects are alive, tied to purpose and intrinsic to thriving communities. Art is at once utilitarian and ceremonial, as well as part of the continuation of Native traditions.
Opening on January 28, 2023, Creations of Spirit will immerse High Desert Museum visitors in the Indigenous Plateau worldview, reflecting knowledge systems of tribes along the Columbia River and its tributaries.
Six Native artists commissioned for this new, original exhibition are creating artwork that will be used in Native communities before arriving at the Museum. A seventh artist is creating an interactive piece for the center of the gallery. Creations of Spirit will be a one-of-a-kind, celebratory experience featuring the stories of these living works of art. Videos, audio and large projections will immerse visitors in the landscapes and communities in which these objects are used, highlighting the theme of artwork as alive, full of stories and created for specific purposes and people. The original works will be supplemented with nine cultural items on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Explore the second run of this past exhibit with stories sourced from the local Burmese / Myanmar community. With the original exhibit run cut short due to our closure during the pandemic, we’ve taken the opportunity to update the exhibit to include new content covering the military coup that happened in February 2021.
Seattle Art Museum
SAM presents American Art: The Stories We Carry, a transformation of its American art galleries, created through a wide-ranging collaboration among SAM curators and staff, artists, and advisors from the Seattle community. Funded primarily by a $1 million grant from The Mellon Foundation and a $75,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the project features work from SAM’s collection and new works and curation by contemporary artists, and it deepens the museum’s commitment to inclusive exhibition-planning practices with a shared-authorship model that reflects and responds to community knowledge.
Seattle Art Museum
Each new generation of artists responds to and builds on the art of earlier periods. Bringing together artworks that bridge decades, Reverberations seeks to spark a hum between historical works and those by artists working today. Organized in thematic groups, Reverberations introduces a different topic in each gallery, ranging from landscape and lyrical abstraction to the use of the body in addressing psychological, social, and political concerns. As you move through the modern and contemporary galleries, you will encounter harmonies and dissonance as younger artists stake their claim. In turn, works from earlier decades will acquire new meaning and new layers of relevance.
This installation draws from SAM’s growing collection and incorporates many works acquired in recent years, by artists including Margarita Cabrera, Dana Claxton, Senga Nengudi, Rashid Johnson, Woody De Othello, Jenny Saville, Sarah Sze, and Naama Tsabar. Many works are on view for the first time. Among the modern classics, viewers will find works by Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Franz Kline, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko, and David Smith on view. The museum’s ongoing commitment to building a collection with equity and diverse points of view can be seen when perusing the galleries.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Featuring the work of the Guma’ Gela’, a queer CHamoru art collective made up of members from the Marianas and in the diaspora. The exhibit explores their motto “part land, part sea, all ancestry” through a broad spectrum of media, including sculpture, soundscape, writing, printmaking, weaving, costume design, adornments, and more, to build a connection with CHamoru life, history, and traditions.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Do you ever wonder how Bruce Lee developed the philosophy behind his most iconic quote?
This incredible interactive exhibit invites viewers to step into the mind, body, and spirit of Bruce Lee to see how his unquenchable pursuit of knowledge informed his philosophy and life.
Follow Bruce’s path beginning with his revelations on water, through the wealth of knowledge found in his 2,800-book personal library, to his philosophy on self-understanding and self-expression.
The exhibition’s interactive technology interweaves beautiful imagery with Bruce’s personal objects and books to bring his journey to life.
Seattle Asian Art Museum
What do late 18th- to 19th-century Edo (present-day Tokyo) and late 19th-century Paris have in common? This exhibition, which can only be seen in Seattle, uncovers the shared renegade spirit that characterized the graphic arts and social cultures of these two dynamic cities. On view are over 90 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings from SAM’s Japanese collection alongside private loans of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901).
In addition to the intriguing formal and thematic parallels between these two collections of graphic arts, the exhibition reveals the social impulses behind their burgeoning art production. As both cities faced challenges to the status quo from the rising middle classes, subversive impulses gave rise to vibrant cultures of theatregoing, pleasure seeking, and new forms of visual art.
Portland Art Museum
Considering both the presence and absence of Black artists is critical to understanding the breadth of Black artistic production in Oregon—even in the midst of historic exclusion—as well as how the impact of that history affects our understanding of American art history and the history of the Pacific Northwest. This exhibition serves to deepen our awareness of the talented artists who have shaped and inspired artists regionally and nationally, and it will be the first of its kind to consider the work of Black artists collectively in Oregon.
Beginning in the 1880s and spanning through today, Black Artists of Oregon captures the Black diasporic experiences particular to the Pacific Northwest with 67 artists and over 200 objects. Artists represented in the exhibition will include Thelma Johnson Streat, Al Goldsby, Charlotte Lewis, Isaka Shamsud-Din, Ralph Chessé, Charles Tatum, Arvie Smith, Shedrich Williames, Harrison Branch, Bobby Fouther, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others. The exhibition and programming will also include the works of contemporary and younger artists working now, functioning as bright threads and offering intergenerational conversation throughout the exhibition, including sidony o’neal, Jeremy Okai Davis, damali ayo, Sharita Towne, Melanie Stevens, Lisa Jarrett, Tristan Irving, Ebin Lee, and Jaleesa Johnston.
Through the narrative flow of the exhibition, visitors will experience work by Black artists across decades and generations. Particular attention is given to the works of Black artists who were producing work during the Black Arts Movement of the late 1960s, ’70s, and early ’80s, such as Portland-based painter Isaka Shamsud-Din. The exhibition will also mark regional artistic connections with global movements for Black liberation, as seen in the work of Charlotte Lewis alongside Portlanders Organized for Southern African Freedom and artists like Sadé DuBoise, whose “Resistance” poster series contributed to Portland’s 2020 George Floyd protests. Without chronological constraints, the exhibition is grounded by the work of elder artists, intergenerational conversations, and live activation in the exhibition galleries.
Black Artists of Oregon builds upon exhibition curator Intisar Abioto’s original research since 2018 exploring the lineage and legacy of Black artists in Oregon. The exhibition will continue Abioto’s research, which is grounded in Black American practices of listening, keeping, and passing on each others’ stories.
“Far from isolated or ancillary, Black arts and cultural production in Oregon has been in conversation and interchange with the world, and a part of its arts and cultural movements, all this time,” says Abioto. “Black Artists of Oregon is a heralding of Black presence, interchange, influence, and impact.”
Columbia Basin Allied Arts, in collaboration with the Moses Lake Public Library, City of Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, Moses Lake Creative District, Downtown Moses Lake Association, EDUBS C/S, and Artisans Co. present the 2nd Annual UMANI Festival. The event will include a low-rider parade, live music, creative workshops, and more! All celebrating the amazing diversity of Hispanic cultures.
Experience holistic healing, cultural performances, food, fashion, vendors and stories from Seattle’s BIPOC communities.
Join us for a soulful journey at the Future Ancient Soul Healing Festival! This one-of-a-kind event will take place at Judkins Park in Seattle, WA, USA on Saturday September 30th 2023 from 12-8pm. Immerse yourself in a day filled with ancient healing practices and futuristic vibes.
Filipino-American Association of the Inland Empire (FAAIE)
It’s that exciting time of the year once more! Our annual Pista sa Nayon is set for September 30th. We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s event is proudly sponsored by the City of Spokane, allowing us to share the beauty of Filipino culture with our wonderful community. This is a free event, so we invite everyone to join us and savor the delightful food, captivating entertainment, and all the fun brought to you by FAAIE.
Food is available in limited quantities and will be served on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies last.
Community for the Advancement of Family Education (CAFE)
Resource Fair • Vaccination • Mercadito
Food & Clothing Pantry • Music • Games • and much more!
Feria de Recursos • Vacunación • Mercadito
Despensa de Comida y Ropa • Música • Juegos • y mucho más!
Eres un Vendedor o tienes tu propio negocio? Estamos buscando vendedores para los eventos de Pachanga & Mercadito cada mes. El evento se llevara acabo cada ultimo sabado del mes!
Para llenar la forma simplemente vaya al enlace que esta disponible https://www.jotform.com/form/230435029488055
si ocupa asistencia o tiene preguntas por favor de llamar al (509) 239-5818.
Walk the Block is back and bigger than ever.
Walk The Block is Wa Na Wari’s annual outdoor visual and performing arts festival that transforms Central District homes, businesses, parks, porches, and other common spaces into art installations and performance sites. Participants enjoy visual 2d and sculptural art, video installations, live music, dance parties, community stories, and more as they stroll the neighborhood with family and friends. Walk the Block is a chance to experience a slice of African American culture that defined the Central District as the hub for Black life in Washington State for over 70 years. Walk the Block brings visibility to a community that continues to adapt and grow in place, while creating a bridge to new residents who have recently arrived.
Walk the Block is also an important player in the revitalization of Seattle’s cultural community and economy at large. Development led to the displacement of working class people across the city, artists in particular. For a city whose international renown is partly anchored in the contributions of its artists, this continues to be a local challenge. Re-seeding the cultural landscape with opportunities for artists to live, work, and present is increasingly a public policy priority. Walk the Block is a draw for art lovers at large, and for public officials looking to support this vital sector and keep Seattle accessible and diverse all while helping to raise funds and build community with Wa Na Wari.Participants can arrive and begin the walk anytime between 2pm and 5:30pm. Dress warm and wear comfortable shoes.
Ephraim Asili (Filmmaker), Rashida Bumbray (Performance), Ayana Evans (Performance), Kevin Jerome Everson (Filmmaker), Ka’ila Farrell Smith Klamath Medoc (Painting), Ryan Feddersen (Performance/Sculpture) Femme Noire ( a Collaboration Between Black Puffin, Seattle Art Museum and Wa Na Wari with artists: Sheila Pree Bright, Jordan Casteel, M. Florine Démosthène, Eva Diallo, Adji Dieye, Marita Dingus, Esiri Erheriene-Essi Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Aramis O. Hamer , Bonnie Hopper, C. Davida Ingram, Rugiyatou Jallow, Lisa Jarret, Rachel Marsil, Thandiwe Muriu, Chidinma Nnoli, Chelsea Odufu, zakkiyyah najeebah dumas – o’neal, Ebony G. Patterson, Zandile Tshabalala, Kiki Turner), Mary Friesen Cree (Photography), Erin Genia Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Dakota (Sculpture), Christopher Harris (Filmmaker), Aisha Harrison (Sculpture), Charlene Komunale (Artist), Kent Monkman Fisher River Cree Nation in Treaty 5 Territory (Manitoba) (Multi-Media Artist), Melanie Stevens (Multi-Media Artist), Yirim Seck and Architects without Borders (Multi-Media Artwork), Ric’kisha Taylor (Multi-Media Artist), Thaddeus Turner (Music), The Last of the Red Hot Mamas (Music), Ya Tseen Tlingit and Unangax̂ (Music). Curated Stages:
Arte Noire, Fat’s Chicken & Waffles …..and more
4Culture, BECU, Central Area Collaborative, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Converge Media, Gates Foundation, Inatai Foundation, Lululemon, Nesholm Foundation, One Reel, PCC Markets, Salal Credit Union, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Space Needle, ScandiuzziKrebs, Social Justice Fund, Sup Pop, Team Diva Real Estate, Titos Vodka, Uplift Investment Group and Visit Seattle.
With Funding provided by the Seattle Office of Economic Development
All pre-sale tickets will include a cookie from Shikorina Bakery. (Berbere Caramel or Vegan Gluten free Chocolate Chip.)
Early Entry Run/Walk (Comes with drink ticket)
With this ticket, participants can run or walk the Walk the Block route to try and get their best time, or beat the crowds. This ticket allows for registration at 12:30pm with event access at 1:00pm.
Walk and Art: Map
Enjoy the art walk with map.
Enjoy food from one Wa Na Wari’s Love Offering Chefs.
Walk the Block Tee-Shirt
Get the 2023 Walk the Block Tee-Shirt with artwork by Amanda Howell Whithurst.
Walk the Block Sweatshirt
Get the 2 we 023 Walk the Block Sweatshirt with artwork by Amanda Howell Whithurst.
When is Walk the Block?
Saturday, September 30th, 2023 from 2pm-6pm. Participants can arrive and begin the walk anytime between 2pm and 5:30pm.
Where does the event start?
Registration is on the rooftop of Medgar Evers pool located at 500 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. Medgar Evers is directly across the street from Ezells Fried Chicken at 23rd and Jefferson, just north of Garfield High School. We are not able to ship Walk the Block purchases. If you miss Walk the Block, we can hold hoodies for you at Wa Na Wari, where you can pick them up during our open hours. We are not able to refund food & drink tickets or unused admission tickets.
We are within walking distance of the #2, #48, #3, and #4 buses.
What is the deadline to purchase tickets?
You can purchase tickets up to the day of. For swag tickets the deadline is September 24th, 2023.
Can I get a refund because of the weather, COVID, or my plans have changed?
We’re very sorry but all registrations are final. This event will go on rain or shine. If you can no longer attend your registration can be a donation. Please contact us for a tax receipt if you can’t attend.
How do I get my swag (Race Bib, Map, Drink & Food Tickets, and Umbrella?)
Cookies, food tickets, t-shirts and hoodies will be available for pickup at registration on the day of the event. Registration is on the roof of Medgar Evers Pool, not at Wa Na Wari.
How far is the walk? What if I get tired or need to use the bathroom?
The total distance of the walk is about .8 miles. You can walk, ride a bike, or drive. Rest and bathroom spots will be located on the event map.
Tacoma Art Museum
Mi Centro and Tacoma Art Museum (TAM), with support from Tacoma Creates, is excited to partner together to present special guest speaker Cheech Marin and “El Noroeste” art exhibit highlighting over 20 local Chicano/Latine art from across Washington State.
The exhibit dates will be Saturday September 23 – October 1, 2023. The free opening reception and Cheech Marin speaking engagement are scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 2-5 p.m., with our guest speaker starting at 3 p.m. Both the exhibit and the opening reception with guest speaker will take place at the Tacoma Art Museum. This is a standing room only event with limited seating. Attendees can register for FREE
ACT A Contemporary Theatre
Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past. Lauren Yee brings us an intimate rock epic about family secrets set against a dark chapter of Cambodian history.
Children under 5, including babes in arms, will not be admitted.
Filipino Community of Seattle
Come celebrate the start of Filipino American History Month with a 2-day festival of arts, culture, food, and entertainment!
Day 1 – Saturday: there will be art, music, and dance; there will be food, and there will be FILIPINO CULTURE
Day 2 – Sunday: the Market Day with 10 food vendors and over 20 retail vendors inside the FCC Ballroom
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!!
the2ndpalengkeatFCSnight.eventbrite.com for Day 1
the2ndpalengkeatFCS.eventbrite.com for Day 2
The Halluci Nation is hitting the road again this fall!!
Tag your crew and tell them what city they’ll get to see your beautiful faces at!!
Check the more info link for details regarding concert locations, times, and tickets.
First Alaskans Institute
Let’s support our Maui ʻohana!
Alaska for Maui is a benefit concert featuring the Hawaiian Reggae band H3. Join us for an evening of fun as we come together to give back to our Maui neighbors who have lost so much.
A fundraiser to support the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. The fund is providing financial resources to support the immediate and long-term recovery needs for the people and places affected by the devastating Maui wildfires.
Food trucks, cake auction, silent auction, Hawaiian dance performances, and H3. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Maui Strong Fund. If you cannot attend the concert, you can still make a donation to Maui Strong Fund. https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/strengthening/maui-strong-fund
This course, open to the public, will introduce Chinese medical theories, treatments, history, the basics of holism, and research.
Participants will learn about acupoints, herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, massage, gua sha, cupping, and bleeding. Dietary therapy, channel system, organ networks, along with yin/yang theory, Chinese pathology, and concepts of qi will be explored as well. This five-week online class is presented by esteemed OCOM faculty members, all teaching their specialized perspectives via lecture, demonstration, and discussion.
Native Action Network
Native Action Network is proud to present the exhibition One With the Waters featuring artwork by Sarah Folden. A member of the Cowlitz Tribe, Sarah creates contemporary Coast Salish art inspired by her connection to place. Her work celebrates the vitality of Cowlitz people, their bold and colorful spirits, ancestral waters, animal relatives and all connected in nature. Cowlitz people are water-going people who refused to sign treaties with the federal government. This has created a diverse population. Over time many have traveled from their ancestral waters, some even across oceans, but much like our salmon relatives, there is an instinctive drive that calls Native people home. Sarah Folden’s artwork is created in honor of those still here, those who have made that voyage and those who are awakening to their internal calling to return.
Haa Tóoch Lichéesh
Please join us and our partners @TlingitHaida, @GoldbeltHeritage @JuneauSchoolsFamilyEngagement, and #JuneauMontessoriSchool as our community gathers together to observe events for Orange Shirt Day 2023.
Orange Shirt Day is an annual International Day of Remembrance for the children removed from their families by the U.S. Indian Boarding School system’s forced assimilation policy. It is a time to honor those who returned home and mourn those who did not, a time for truth-speaking, and for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to heal as a community.
The Orange Shirt Day Gathering & Indigenous Pop-Up Market will be on Friday, September 29th, 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Harborview Elementary, and will be an evening of community connection and healing through cultural arts.
The Orange Shirt Day Mid-Morning Wave will be Saturday, September 30, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Mendenhall Wetlands Turnout on Egan Highway (Near Sunny Point.) Community members are invited and encouraged to wear the color orange, wear their regalia, bring a drum, and bring banners and signs with loving messages of awareness. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
Portland Latin American Film Festival
Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30, the XVII Portland Latin American Film Festival will kick off at the @hollywoodtheatr