Community Resources

Sabah Al-Daher
Iraqi painter Sabah al-Daher’s website.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) – Seattle Chapter
The ADC is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage.

Arab Artists Resources & Training (AART)
AART is a non-profit organization that lists Arab artists, groups and grants worldwide and also contains a Global calendar of Arab arts events.

ASPECT Foundation
ASPECT Foundation is an international student exchange non-profit that brings students from 50+ countries to the U.S., including students from the Middle East and North Africa, through the Youth for Exchange and Study Program (YES).

Giddens School
Giddens School is an independent school that offers preschool through 5th grade children a developmentally appropriate, academically excellent curriculum.

House of Tarab
Musical group performing traditional Arabic Music.

Iftah Ya Sim-sim                                                                                                                                            Created by Patricia Auch, respected dance instructor and elementary educator living in Seattle Iftah Ya Sim-sim (Open Sesame) uses dance and music of the Middle East to open the doors of cultural understanding by presenting the rich heritage of Arab arts and culture to students, teachers, and the general public.

Middle East Peace Camp for Children (MEPC)

MEPC is an organization that began as a day camp to bring Arab, Jews, and others together to build understanding and friendship in a fun and safe environment. It has grown to become a community of children, youth and adults who meet throughout the year to work on peace and justice issues in the Middle East.

Sakkal Design
Arabic and Islamic Art, Arabic Calligraphy and Typography, Graphic Design, Clip Art, Eid Greeting Cards

Shahrazad Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble
Performing both traditional and modern middle eastern dance, this troupe specializes in authentic folk dance styles, such as Khaleeji, Debke, Saidi, Tunisian and more.

Community Organizations
The following organizations and businesses have co-sponsored or co-presented events with the ACW:


Arab Alliance Chamber of Commerce of Washington State

Arab American Community Coalition

Arab Film Distribution

Bellevue Art Museum

City of Seattle Department of Neighbohoods

City of Seattle’s Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

Copper Canyon Press

Elliott Bay Book Co.

Fire 20/20


Henry Art Gallery

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Northwest Folklife

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Seattle Center Festal

Seattle Center Foundation (TSF)

Seattle International Children’s Festival

Seattle Presents

Seattle Repertory Theatre

SouthEast Effective Development (SEED)

Town Hall Seattle

UW World Music & Theater Series

Washington Humanities

Washington State Arts Commission

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

World Affairs Council