ARTS at King Street Station Gallery

ARTS at King Street Station is a dynamic space for arts and culture in the heart of the city, dedicated to increasing opportunities for communities of color to generate and present their work.

Location

King Street Station
303 S. Jackson St., Top Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
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Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm 
First Thursdays, 10am - 8pm

A young person lays on a bed, long hair draped off the edge, staring into the camera.

Brighter Future: To be heard. To be seen. To be free.

November 7, 2019 - January 11, 2020

Reception: November 7, 2019

Brighter Future: To be heard. To be seen. To be free. is an exhibition featuring artworks created by more than 50 local artists of color reflecting on freedom. The exhibition is organized by the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery (EHAG) Board, a collective of City of Seattle employees including people who are of Black, Latinx, Native, White, Asian, and Indian backgrounds who showcase local artists of color and build appreciation for diversity and social commentary expressed through art.

The exhibition features 100 artworks including paintings, photography, sculpture, print, video and four installations. Artists on display include:

  • Aaliyah Gupta
  • Adam Collet
  • Addison Karl
  • Andrea Razook
  • Angie Hinojos Yusuf
  • Anouk Rawkson
  • Barry Johnson
  • Blanca Santander
  • Carina A. del Rosario
  • Carol Rashawnna Williams
  • Catherine Cross Uehara
  • Cheryl Fujii Zahniser
  • Cheryll Leo-Gwin
  • Damiano Austin
  • D33LIGHT
  • Eliaichi Kimaro
  • Erin Shigaki
  • Evan Chau
  • Fiona K. Lau
  • Hanako O'Leary
  • Hawo Ali
  • Hugo Moro
  • Jessica Ghyvoronsky
  • Judith Rayl
  • Julia Tatiyatrairong
  • Juliana Kang Robinson
  • Junko Yamamoto
  • JW Harrington
  • Kamla Kakaria
  • Lauren Iida
  • Lawrence Pitre
  • Lihong Yang
  • Marilyn Montufar
  • May Kytonen
  • Mohamed Abdullahi
  • Monica Lisette-Sanchez
  • Naoko Morisawa
  • Naomi Ishisaka
  • Nasrin Afrouz
  • Nathan Shultz
  • Norman E. Riley
  • Robert L. Horton
  • Sara Osebold
  • Susan Ringstad Emery
  • Tamar Alsberg
  • Tanya K. Langford
  • Tatiana Garmendia
  • Tatyana Ostapenko
  • Trung Pham
  • Vikram Madan
  • Xavier Lopez
  • Yoona Lee
  • Young Hee Lee

Brighter Future: To be heard. To be seen. To be free. was organized through an open call, asking artists of color what it means to be heard, to be seen, and to be free. The call was open to the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery artist roster, the Office of Arts & Culture Ethnic Artist Roster, and artists of color from the general public. All artists who submitted work were accepted in the exhibition.

Image: detail from Marilyn Montufar's Dani, Mexico City, MX, Chromogenic color print, 2011.

Past Exhibitions

2019

Tagalog sa King Street

Tagalog sa King Street

September 5 - October 5, 2019 - "Tagalog sa King Street" is a collection of one-act plays written and performed in the national language of the Philippines: "Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady" (How I became the Leading Lady), by Carlo Vergara, a story of two sisters, Mely and Viva, who turn a small grudge into a superhero battle between good and evil; and "Hintayan ng Langit" (Heaven’s Waiting Room), by Juan Miguel Severo, about 67-year-old protagonist, Manolo, meeting his unrequited love, 64-year-old Lisang, in purgatory. Their spiritual ascent is delayed until they resolve a lifetime worth of heartaches and regrets. With the creative use of live English surtitles and shadow puppetry, non-Tagalog speaking patrons can enjoy the innovative, brave new playwrights selected from the Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

yehaw'

yehaw'

March 23 - August 4, 2019 - yəhaw' is an exhibition by Indigenous creatives, an expansive, multi-city, yearlong project. It includes satellite installations across the Puget Sound region, performances, artist-in-residences, a publication, art markets, culminating in this large-scale exhibition at ARTS at King Street Station. The title yəhaw̓, is drawn from the Coast Salish story of Native people from all tribes uniting around a common cause and lifting up the sky together. The exhibition is a collective portrait of Native America featuring artwork by over 200 creators ranging from master artisans and elders, to gallery-represented and museum-collected artists, to youth and emerging creatives who will be exhibiting in a gallery for the first time. Learn more at https://yehawshow.com/ Image: Detail from Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena and Jewish), "Awapuhi", Archival pigment print from scanned tintype, 2016, Courtesy of the artist.

2017

BorderLands

BorderLands

"BorderLands" explores the ideas of belonging and resistance. Immersive installations include artworks by Anida Yoeu Ali & Studio Revolt, RYAN! Feddersen, Satpreet Kahlon, Pedro Lasch, Henry Luke, Ries Niemi, Crystal Schenk, Carina A. del Rosario, and Inye Wokoma. In addition 2D- and 3D artworks from the City's collection will be on display in the installation "And She Persisted: Voices of Women Artists", featuring 38 women artists who challenge assumptions, take risks, and break barriers while creating objects of beauty and depth.