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On Thursday, May 6, 2021, nearly 400 households across Washington and beyond joined us for the Digital Celebration of the Arts. Hosted by ArtsFund Trustee Karen Bergin, the event included inspiring performances by Leija Farr, Daniel Pak, Seattle Women’s Chorus, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, artwork from Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Hilltop Artists, and Path with Art, remarks from Governor Jay Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine, and much more!

Missed the event? Don’t worry! You can view the timestamped recording below. ASL interpretation and captions are included in the main recording. A version of the recording that includes audio description can be viewed here.

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Featuring electrifying artistic performances by

Daniel Pak

MUSICIAN & EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR, TOTEM STAR

Leija Farr

SEATTLE ARTS & LECTURES FIRST YOUTH POET LAUREATE

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Seattle Women’s Chorus

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

and

2021 OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS AWARDEE

Ijeoma Oluo

presented by
Tim Lennon, Executive Director, LANGSTON

and remarks by

Amada Cruz, Executive Director, Seattle Art Museum
Donald Byrd, Artistic Director, Spectrum Dance Theater
Patty Liang, Artistic Director, Deaf Spotlight
Michael Greer
, President & CEO, ArtsFund
Sung Yang
, ArtsFund Board Chair, Principal, Pacific Public Affairs

emceed by

Karen Bergin, ArtsFund Trustee, Senior Director of Employee Engagement, Microsoft

PLUS

Join early for an amazing pre-show from 11:30-12:00 featuring

DJ SUPREME LA ROCK

SUNDAY SOUL ON KEXP

and artwork by

Hilltop Artists

Path with Art

 

Image description: Photo collage of participating artists including Ijeoma Oluo, a light-skinned Black woman wearing a leopard headband, a red top, and red lipstick; Daniel Pak, an Asian man with long hair jumping in the air and holding a guitar; Leija Farr, a young Black woman with long brown braids wearing maroon glasses and a maroon turtleneck sweater; a Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer mid-dance outdoors, silhouetted against the sun setting over the Puget Sound; a Hilltop Artists glass artist with short blonde hair, wearing a black face mask and a pink shirt, holding a white and blue blown glass art piece.

Photos courtesy of Ijeoma Oluo, Daniel Pak (photo by Avi Loud), Leija Farr, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Hilltop Artists. Image description in alt text.

 

Event Program

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Know Before You Go

Prepare for the event by reading through our Know Before You Go guide. Click here to view a pdf, or click here to download a word document.

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Thanks to our Generous Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Premier Sponsors: Columbia Bank, Delta Dental of Washington, Microsoft, Wells Fargo; Event Sponsors: Boeing, West Monroe; Supporting Sponsors: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Fox Rothschild LLP, Mithun, Safeco Insurance.