Past Projects + Events

“Feeling deep gratitude for last night, got to be in the presence of so many incredible human beings n loved ones, & got the opportunity to hear Be Steadwell live :) @besteadwell 's art has taught me a lot about healing n magic, and has helped me get through some really rough patches of life. Thank you very much Be! Your music's always medicine. Thank you [CHIMAERA] and Groundswell Arts Collective for putting in the work in creating such a beautiful n healing space. Much luvv.” - Mere Guido @ The Watering Whole

Puget Sound Arts & Social Justice Mixer + Panel

Karen Toering of Social Justice Fund and guests

May 25th, 2017

Groundswell brought together a few influential leaders in arts and social justice whose work grapples with such questions as “How do we liberate ourselves from the constant threat of erasure and displacement? Who are our cultural representatives? What would it take to thrive as a network of creatives and leaders whose responsibility extends beyond making art?"
Midnight Mecca NYE

Black and Tan Hall, Community Arts Create & Moni Tep

December 31st, 2016

"With StasTheeBoss of Thee Satisfaction DJ’ing through the night, Hillman City welcomed 2017 from its newest gathering spot, Black & Tan Hall. The venue hosted the 2nd Annual Midnight Mecca New Year’s Eve Ball, which centered Seattle’s queer and trans people of color (QTPOC), and also served as the hall’s grand opening celebration." 
The Watering Whole

Be Steadwell, Cristina Orbé and DJ Riff-Raff

July 13th, 2016

“I just want to say that the vibe and overall everything for the event had this at home feeling that is not easy to come by in Seattle. I really hope you keep doing events cause we need more healing spaces like the one you built on Wednesday. I'd love to work with you again and if you want to bring Be Steadwell back Gabe Teodros and I would be down to help bring a larger crowd, plan etc. thank you!!” 
- Cristina Orbé
En Vogue Kiki Ball

House of Marco Marco

April 16th, 2016

"Everybody was so nice and brought it so hard, my heart is full. For the first time ever, Seattle and Portland are going to be holding down monthly battles, this is just the beggining of the future of a strong Vogue community in the North West and I support it 100%" 
- Daniel Girón
Midnight Mecca New Years Ball

JusMoni's House Noir Supreme & Chef Tarik Abdullah

January 1st, 2016

"Thank you again for this event and creating this space to build our community and honor Ball culture which is a very important part of our QTPOC LGBTQ culture. I was so happy to come into this space of amazing other QTPOC and meet and learn of other voguers here in seattle that I never knew were there and I really felt that last night I had finally found my community and in a sense it felt like home and I felt a very welcoming sense of family and support which Is something I have been searching for, for a long time."
- Jade Dynasty
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