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We celebrate art in community and we’re taking this celebration to the next level!

ARTE NOIR is now a non-profit arts and culture organization (!), and in a few short months, we will be expanding our footprint and taking up physical residence at Midtown Square! Located at 23rd & Union in the heart of the historic Central District, we are creating a permanent retail location to showcase Black art and culture with the online publication becoming a portal to the brick-and-mortar space.

Arté Noir board member and artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez is contributing his art in support of our fundraising efforts. As one of the nine artists featured throughout the Midtown Square complex, Juan is offering limited edition prints of his Hollyhocks sculpture, soon to be installed on the 24th Avenue side of the building.

Artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez. Credit Marcus Donner

Juan’s Hollyhocks are an homage to resilience and to artist James Washington, Jr., whose Fountain of Triumph has been refurbished and will be returned to the Midtown location, in addition to a bronze sculpture of Washington, designed by artist Barry Johnson. Hollyhocks, which thrive in the Seattle area, are also abundant in the garden at Dr. James and Janie Washington Cultural Center, the former home of the Washington family.

Juan is offering two different 60” x 36” reproductions of the original paintings created for the sculpture fabrication. These will be available for $1100 each, or a set of two for $2000. Only 10 copies of each design are being made available, beautifully printed on Entrada Rag paper, signed and numbered by the artist. Twenty percent (20%) of each sale is being contributed to support ARTE NOIR. Collectors will have a unique opportunity to secure a piece of work by Juan Alonso-Rodríguez while showing their support of the establishment of a permanent home to showcase and sell the work of Black artists in the heart of the historic Black community.

More details are to come on the new ARTE NOIR Midtown location, but this opportunity won’t last! Act now to secure your limited edition Juan Alonso-Rodríguez Hollyhock print, by ordering today.

Or to view in person, contact Juan via email:

We thank you in advance for your support!

Hollyhocks print 1, by Juan Alonso Rodriguez

Hollyhocks print 2 by Juan Alonso-Rodriguez


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