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Calling Tacoma Artists for the 2017 Tacoma Studio Tour

19 May

Artists, let us see how you work your magic. Sign up for Tacoma Arts Month studio tour and increase your visibility.

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Katie Dean gives a printmaking demonstration during the Tacoma Studio Tour

Tacoma Studio Tour
October 14 & 15, 2017, 11 am – 5 pm

Are you a professional artist that lives in Tacoma and/or has a working studio in Tacoma? Do you want to open your studio to the public, demonstrate how you make your work, host a hands-on activity, and help raise the visibility of the arts in Tacoma? Apply to participate in our 16th annual Tacoma Studio Tour!

Visitors to Liz Pulos’ studio try a weaving project.

The Tacoma Arts Commission is seeking professional artists who are willing to open their studios to the public for the Tacoma Studio Tour, one of the features of Tacoma Arts Month this October. The emphasis of this tour is on raising visibility of the arts and providing artistic opportunities for the community to connect to the arts. We encourage artists…

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May 18th Tacoma Art Walk – Spaceworks Highlights

17 May

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Spaceworks Gallery is hosting an exhibition by clay animator Bruce Bickford

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Art of Bruce Bickford

OPENING RECEPTION

May 18th, 6-9pm

Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave Suite 205, Tacoma, WA
(Entrance on 11th street)

FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

Artist will be present
Light food and beverage
Event on Facebook

SWgallery“In 1964, Bruce got his first 8-m m movie camera and started combining his passion for clay with a stop motion animation technique called clay animation. What started out as simple, almost crude films would soon develop into projects characterized by an almost obsessive attention to detail paired with surreal stream of consciousness stories. It is this combination that makes his work both so unique and so incompatible with mainstream culture…” continue reading on the Spaceworks Blog


 

art of alchemy

A showcase of works by students, skaters, & supporters of Alchemy

THE ART OF ALCHEMY

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Fish Tank Bubbles with Exciting New Businesses

10 May

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Spaceworks invites you to learn more about a dozen new small businesses that are about to launch in Tacoma. They have applied to Creative Enterprise Tier I spring 2017 cohort and completed the training that culminates in small business pitch event, Fish Tank.


Fish Tank

Small Business Pitch Event
Spring 2017 Cohort

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Court House Square
cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres

free registration button


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Mural Opportunity – Call for Artists

8 May

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Spaceworks Tacoma is partnering with the Downtown Tacoma Business Improvement Area (BIA) to find an artist or artist team to beautify a downtown icon in need of a facelift!

The location is in the skybridge over Commerce Street connecting the Park Plaza North Parking Garage (923 S. Commerce) and Transit Plaza/Theater on the Square (917 Broadway).  This consists of the two interior walls, each roughly 85-feet long and 3-feet tall. Continue reading

Elope 253 Offers Tiny Tacoma Weddings

27 Apr
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photo courtesy of Elope 253


you're invited

Open House Grand Opening Event
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
1 – 4pm

700 Court A
Tacoma, WA 98402


After 17 years of daydreaming, a Tacoma entrepreneur decided to take the plunge and open a small-scale wedding chapel that offers couples a stress-free, intimate experience. Owner and wedding officiant Rochelle Bergstrom hopes that Elope 253, with the support of the community, gives couples the courage to marry who and how they wish.

The elopement chapel is adjacent to Fireman’s Park in downtown, surrounded by iconic and historic Tacoma buildings. The location merges urban and natural environments with a view of Commencement Bay. Visit Elope 253 for an open house during their grand opening, Saturday, April 29th, 1-4pm.

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Owner and wedding officiant Rochelle Bergstrom loves bringing joy to couples

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Candlelight Vigil held at the Spaceworks Gallery in Honor of the National Day of Remembrance.

17 Apr

Red Scarf Revolution presents

Candellight vigil

April 17th 2017, 6-9pm
Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave (entrance on 11th St.)
Tacoma, Washington 98401

FREE and OPEN TO PUBLIC
Doors at 6pm. Performances at 7pm


On Monday, April 17th, 2017 Cambodian communities nationwide will participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of the National Day of Remembrance. From California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington, the vigil will serve to remember those lost during the Cambodian genocide from 1975-1979.

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and evacuated the entire city as they forced people into labor camps and executed former government officials, doctors, artists, scholars among others. It became known as Year Zero as it was marked by the Khmer Rouge regime. Under that regime, it has been estimated that over 2 million lives were lost due to execution and starvation. Continue reading

Artist Trust Will Award $1,500 Each to 60 Recipients with Grants for Artist Projects

13 Apr

2017 Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects is open

Artist Trust’s annual  Grants for Artist Projects is now open!

Artist Trust begins another year of Grants for Artists Projects (GAP) program. This cycle, they will grant $1,500 grants to 60 artists of all disciplines from all backgrounds and regions of the state. The grant is open to individual generative artists and artist teams working in any creative discipline and residing in Washington State. They are reaching for a large and diverse pool of artists applying from around the state.

NOTE: Applications submitted by April 17, 2017 are eligible for preliminary review and feedback from AT staff

In addition to the 60 GAP recipients, one artist will receive a one-month residency at Centrum located in Port Townsend and a $500 stipend. Continue reading

Two Art Opportunities for Valhalla Hall

11 Apr

Deadline is coming up May 1st, 2017. Artists, submit your proposals to receive $8,000-12,000 and create lasting, artful impact on the new Valhalla Hall, on Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Tacoma Arts

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017, 11:59 PM

Opportunity 1 (Exterior Mural) Budget: $8,000, all-inclusive

Opportunity 2 (Decorative Gate) Budget: $12,000, all-inclusive

Eligibility: Must live within Tacoma city limits; 18 years or older. Panel will prioritize artists with ties to the Hilltop community

Opportunity

The Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the City of Tacoma, invites Tacoma artists and/or artist teams to submit qualifications for two opportunities at Valhalla Hall (1216 Martin Luther King Jr. Way):

  • An Exterior Mural – $8,000 Budget, All-Inclusive

This is an opportunity to create a mural on two walls of the exterior covered courtyard, which serves as the entryway into Valhalla Hall. The mural must be painted on an appropriate substrate material off-site for installation on the building walls in coordination with the construction contractor.

  • A Decorative Gate – $12,000 Budget, All-Inclusive

This is an opportunity to design and fabricate artwork to transform a utilitarian…

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Grow, Market Your Business at Women and Minority-Owned Business Networking Event

28 Mar

Sourced Write and the Tacoma Urban League present

Our Hub: WMBE Resource Event

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Bates Technical College | 2320 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98405

High caliber networking | Refreshments provided | Space is limited

Free Registration for Attendees

Booths available for businesses and organizations, see event link for registration


This event is part of Our Hub series which will be hosted in Tacoma March 30th, to discuss how to market your business to the government and where to find resources to further your business. At this free event, in addition to networking, you will hear from two keynote speakers and one guest speaker.

“This event brought my start-up business into a whole new realm of opportunity!”
– L. Gamble, Renaissance21

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Artists, Community Members, Students Invited to Submit to Art Windows Bremerton’s Call for Art

24 Mar

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2017

Artwork Installation: April 30, 2017 and ongoing

Duration: 1-3 months, depends on the venue

Artist Stipends: $100-$300 budget, depends on complexity and duration of installation

Next Call For Art rotation will be Aug, Sept, July.

Art Windows Bremerton sculptural installations by Carla Grahn and Marie Weichman

Sculptural installations by Carla Grahn and Marie Weichman. Art Windows Bremerton Issued Call For Art Due March 30, 2017

Residents of the City of Bremerton, the Kitsap Peninsula as well as artists around Puget Sound have a great opportunity to exhibit their artwork, exercise display design, and infuse Bremerton with creative installations. Continue reading

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