Light in the Darkness is the first part in a series of four events aimed to make arts more accessible to the South Park Community. The events are put together by the South Park Arts & Culture Collective, a resident-led group seeking to build spaces of belonging for our neighbors through the arts. Thank you and supported by the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods!
This event celebrates hope in the midst of darkness, showcasing performance and visual artists who represent our community, encouraging unity and connection among attendees. Music, spoken word, painting and arts will be both performed and attendees encouraged to participate. There will be an open mic session after the performances and opportunities to make your own visual art through the evening.
Appetizers/small bites made in South Park with love by Global Chill, Daneca Tran and Dennis Diaz, in beginning phases of starting a catering company! A free all ages event! Drinks for purchase from the South Park Hall's bar. Many opportunities to share what you'd like to see in the future for a positive South Park and see ways to connect with others doing the same!
We're so excited to be able to present 3 performing artists, with the evening kept moving by the wonderful Kema Jones hosting!
Artbae, Art Before Anything Else—singer songwriter, spoken word vocalist, visual artist
Amaranta Sandys Ibarra will start with a partly done painting and be the first to start off an evening of painters collaborating by painting on the same canvas in 20 minute turns! Put your name in the jar to be the last "wild card" painter before Amaranta puts the finishing touches on it after the evening!
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UPDATE! Some of the artists adding to the painting during the evening will be:
E.Lee Sule will, in addition to painting, also be facilitating the art table! She can get you started making your own little light, paper collaged luminaria. Battery tealight included, so you can take your light home. Nourish the inner fire that keeps you going!
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Artbae, also painting as well as performing her music!
If you write poetry and would like to share, please come up and be part of the open mic session at the end of the evening!!