Seattle Opera to Host Black Artists Market

By Afton Wooten
(Photo credit: Seattle Opera)

Seattle Opera is partnering with Intentionalist, ARTE NOIR, and Wa Na Wari to host a Black Artists Market in support and celebration of local Black artisans.

Nearly two dozen booths representing Black artists and Black-owned small businesses will fill the halls of the Opera Center. The Black Artists Market coincides with the Seattle Christmas Market, performances of “The Nutcracker” at Pacific Northwest Ballet and “Little Women” at Seattle Rep.

“This Black Artists Market is an opportunity to celebrate the sheer quality and variety of artisanship in Seattle’s Black community,” said Dennis Robinson, Jr., Director of Programs and Partnerships. “Showing up for and supporting the Black-owned businesses in our community is vital for fostering strong and diverse local communities. We’re honored to share our space with the skilled artists and industrious business owners who make Seattle such a special place to live and work.”

The event takes place Dec. 16 from 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public.