APRIL / 2019

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SATURATE is a city-wide collaboration calling attention to Spokane's diverse yet under-recognized artists. For the entire month of April, many arts venues large and small will simultaneously feature artwork, curatorial projects, and performances led by people of color. Your participation, and every artist and venue joining in, will help deepen the conversation on race, identity, and culture in our city and beyond.  Join in the conversation and enjoy the diversity of work at every venue.

 If you are planning an exhibit, performance, or other event in the month of April featuring an artist or artists of color, please submit your event details via the link in the orange box below.

Priority information deadline is March 6 (for inclusion in any potential print promotional materials); final deadline (for inclusion on our online event listings) is March 27. Email mika@spokanearts.org with questions.

May Kytonen, Various works at the Chase Gallery 2017

May Kytonen, Various works at the Chase Gallery 2017

I found out about Saturate during a crossroads in my art making practice. After living in Spokane for two years, I found myself in a crisis of belonging and questioning, wrestling with whether I could stay long term in Spokane as an Asian American, let alone as an artist, and asking questions about how (and if) my work and story mattered in this place.

Having a city wide initiative like Saturate is one of the reasons I have begun to feel that staying in Spokane is a real possibility for myself, and that I can hope for the thriving of myself and other artists and people of color in the Inland Northwest. I feel honored and encouraged to be included in the Chase Gallery’s Drawn Away exhibit and for the opportunity to share and connect with others.
— May Kytonen


Spokane Arts has an on-going call for artists of color to submit their portfolios to be added to our budding SATURATE Roster. This roster is utilized as a form of connecting venues with artists for SATURATE and beyond. 






2019 SATURATE Participating Venues and Artists

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