SATURATE 2019 graphics by shantell r. Jackson

SATURATE 2019 graphics by shantell r. Jackson

SATURATE is a city-wide collaboration celebrating Spokane's diverse artists of color. 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 began three years ago in conjunction with Winter Arts Tour and continues to grow to include an Artist Roster and year-round programming. Throughout 2018, Spokane Arts hosted monthly meetups for artists of color to network, share resources, and exchange ideas, led by local artist Remelisa Cullitan. In addition to the exhibits, performances, and artist talks scheduled during April, Spokane Arts is planning additional events throughout 2019 to create conversations around equity and provide support to emerging artists of color, including professional development workshops, artist talks, and more. Want to be a part of shaping how SATURATE continues to grow to support artists of color in the Spokane community? Email mika@spokanearts.org!

2019 SATURATE Participating Venues and Artists

Click and hover over each image for more information. Email mika@spokanearts.org if you have an additional event you’d like added!

April’s SATURATE events are taking place on First Friday and throughout the month! Click the box to the right to print your own SATURATE guide.

 

The SATURATE Artist Roster serves as resource and place of connection!

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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