Koloud 'Kay' Tarapolsi


  • City, State: Redmond, WA
  • Geographic Location: Middle East and North Africa
  • Languages: Arabic, English

About me:

Kay was born in Libya and moved to the US with her family when she was 7 years old. She moved to Seattle in 1992 and received her Masters from the University of Washington from the Jackson School of International Studies, with an interest in Middle East studies and also obtained a Museumology certificate from the Burke Museum. She also founded Arab Artists Resources & Training, an international non-profit that lists over 500 Arab artists and organizations worldwide, in June of 2001.

Kay was Board Director of the Arab Center of Washington from 2005 to 2007 and was Producer of the 2007 Arab Festival. In 2008, she started her company A Crafty Arab, which sells Arab arts and crafts primarily online along with local festivals and fairs.

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Through my artwork and storytelling at local libraries, museums and festivals.

I'm passionate about:

Positive images of Arab and Middle East artists.

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