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The NW Deaf Arts Festival is a celebration of Deaf cultural diversity coming June 16th in Portland

Graphic of NWDAF information slide

Above is a graphic of the Northwest Deaf Arts Festival information announcement.

The NW Deaf Arts Festival is a celebration of Deaf Cultural Diversity
coming June 16th in Portland

On June 16th, 2018, history will be made as the Northwest Deaf Arts Festival (NWDAF) will bring together top national Deaf artists who share a passion for an inclusive and innovative multi-sensory cultural extravaganza made equally accessible for Deaf and Hearing allies.

For the first time in recent times, Portland Oregon will be placed on the map as a premiere destination for national and emerging local Deaf talent who will perform live on stage, backed by the latest sound visualization and tactile technologies. The festival line up includes nationally renowned Deaf hip-hop artist Sean Forbes (Deaf & Loud/DPAN), dance sensation Antoine Hunter (Urban Jazz Dance), immersive multimedia performer Myles de Bastion & award winning poet Raymond Luczak.

NWDAF will be held at Mississippi Studios in the heart of Portland's Historic Mississippi District. The studios are at 3939 North Mississippi Avenue in Portland.

The festival is offering both a Family-friendly Matinee Show as well as an adult-only 21+ Evening Show. To attend both shows and receive an exclusive invite to the Aftershow Party, a limited number of VIP All Day Passport tickets are available. More information about NWDAF is available at Inquiries may be emailed to or by calling 971-319-4954.

NWDAF is produced by CymaSpace, a Portland based nonprofit consisting of passionate community advocates who volunteer year-round to facilitate cultural events inclusive of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. The work of CymaSpace has been featured nationally on Jimmy Kimmel Live and in prominent local institutions such as Portland Art Museum and Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI).