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.

Saturate Meetings - Every Third Thursday

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for an open gathering for people of color in any artistic discipline to meet, make connections, find support, share work, collaborate, discuss issues, and more. Volunteers and those who would like to support the efforts of artists of color are welcome to join as well.

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Location: Saranac Art Projects 25 W. Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201


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. 





2018 SATURATE Participating Venues and Artists

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 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