The Bellwether Arts Festival 2019, Or How I Learned The Hard Way What I’m Not Allowed To Say In My Town

For several months, I’ve kept my thoughts on the censorship I and my fellow artists faced at Bellwether 2019 confined to friends and meetings with those involved, but now that Margo Vansynghel has done this long form story on it for Crosscut, you can read all about it. It begins thus:

At last year’s Bellwether arts festival, an understated slab of sandstone resting on a bed of soil outside Bellevue City Hall bore a message in capital letters: “I AM FOR A WHITE MAN’S PACIFIC COAST.”

Margo Vansynghel

Read the rest. It’s an epic tale of official bullshitting, censorship, and a mysterious billionaire who-may-or-may-not-we-all-know-but-we-can’t-prove was behind the scenes pulling strings.

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