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Tacoma’s Young Entrepreneurs Pitch Innovative Ideas To Win Funding and Scholarship

6 Apr

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber cordially invites you to attend  The Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Presentation

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber cordially invites you to attend

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Presentation

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  • 5:30 pm: Meet and Greet Reception
  • 6:00 pm: YEA! Business Plan Presentations

Pacific Grill Events Center logoPacific Grill Events Center

1530 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Join the Chamber for a welcome reception and presentations by the Young Entrepreneurs to a panel of local investors in order to obtain funding for their new businesses and social movements.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking national program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Continue reading

Tactical Urbanism in Tacoma – Mike Lydon on Improving Public Places, March 31st

28 Mar

Talk Tacoma 2017 is a series of events put on by Downtown On the Go!

Downtown On the Go! invites you to engage in the community at one of their public forums:

Friday, March 31st, noon – 1 p.m.

Court House Square in downtown Tacoma

Tacoma and our region are changing quickly. Downtown on the Go! is committed to keeping the people in our community at the center of that process. They are excited to explore innovative community engagement strategies in their March Friday Forum focused on Tactical Urbanism. “Tactical urbanism” is a term used to describe low-cost, temporary changes intended to improve  public places. Continue reading

Tacoma March Art Walk: Spaceworks Highlights

15 Mar

Third Thursday on March 16, 2017 gives you a lot to think about. All the events listed below are free, open for your participation, and within three blocks of each other! Mark your calendar and plot a walking route to add these stops to personalize your Tacoma art walk.

Opening Reception at the Spaceworks Gallery (Curator Silong Chhun)


Exhibition Runs: March 9th to April 20th

Explore the dramatic impact of war, genocide, resettlement, and deportation of Cambodian Americans today while experiencing their cultural contributions. This exhibition features artwork by contemporary artists as well as photos and text from Khmer American: Naga Sheds Its Skin, an exhibition created by the Khmer American community and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. For exhibition background read the Spaceworks Blog.

Join the opening reception, March 16th, 2017, 5-9pm. This event is free and open to the public and will offer food & beverages. Invite your friends on the Facebook Event Page.Spaceworks Gallery Logo


Jason Sobottka – 1120 Creative House Featured Artist

Jason Sobbotka - A Lesson About Murderous Mary, acrylic, oil and glitter on panel, 11

Teaching About Marryweb painting by Jason Sobbotka

Jason is the newest tenant at 1120 Creative House. He is a professional artist and arts educator. He is Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s first tenured visual art instructor. He exhibits his paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures around the nation. Jason was awarded the Winter 2012 Faculty Excellence Award and was nominated for 2016 Foundation of Art Award presented by the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.

His past experience includes working for Tacoma Art Museum’s Education Department, where he designed and built the museum’s hands-on art making gallery, the Open Art Studio.

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Artist Mentorship Night at 1120 Creative House

Tacoma artists and art patrons mingle at 1120 Creative house. Third Thursday Artwalk, November 2015.Artist Trust invites you to join this informal mentorship and networking event that gives artists of all disciplines a chance to sit down with artists and arts leaders in small groups for casual conversations about opportunities, issues, and challenges in the arts world. Featuring artists and arts leaders: Masahiro Sugano, Filmmaker and director: Amy McBride, Arts Administrator for City of Tacoma: Heather Joy, Manager of Spaceworks Tacoma: Aaron Spiro, musician and co-founder of Alma Mater Tacoma: Patsy Surh O’Connell, artist and Founder/President of Asia Pacific Cultural Center.

March 16, 2017, FREE
5:00 – 7:30 PM

1120 Creative House
1120 Pacific Ave, 2nd Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402

*This event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP to attend. Click Here for RSVP at BrownPaperTickets.com

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Nearby: Kristina Ward – Evocative Portraits at Liftbridge Coffee

Portrait of Amy Vaughn by Kristina WardLiftbridge Coffee bar invites you to the artist reception for Kristina Ward, 6-9pm with live music by Colin Reynolds starting at 8pm.

Find great coffee, music, and art at Courthouse Square: 1102 A St , Tacoma, WA 98402

Artist statement:

For me making art is a type of meditation, and for this series I intentionally cast my focus on the wisdom of animals and a few amazing women. Each animal by its very nature has a sort of medicine to offer, something to be learned from their approach to and way of moving through life.

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Last Chance to View Current Round of Artscapes

Walk by the Woolworth windows, Tollbooth Gallery, and Court House Square during March art walk to view the current round of Artscapes installations. This is your last chance to see installations by Erika Norris, Amanda Triplett, Matthew Dockrey, Blake Carter, Eric Olson, and Allison Hyde (all pictured below). Spaceworks’ Artscapes program places 2D, 3D, mural, or multi-media art installations in storefront windows, outdoor spaces, and an outdoor video gallery in the City of Tacoma.

Click here for details on all current Artscapes

First Lettuce Event Introduces Live Art Making

10 Jan

Lettuce is an Interactive Live Art Event in Tacoma

Lettuce is an innovative live art event that showcases various mediums from local Tacoma artists. Their mission is to build a thriving art community through showcasing live art that empowers, inspires, and educates while promoting creative industries.

We invite you to come enjoy this creative experience at their first incredible event:

Lettuce Part 1

January 27th, 2017 | 7 PM – 10 PM
Feast Arts Center – 1402 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 (MAP)
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Holiday Haul Crawl Kicks Off December Shopping On Pac Ave

29 Nov


Jump start the festive season with great deals on small business shopping. The Holiday Haul Crawl, produced in collaboration of many businesses in Tacoma’s Museum District, is your opportunity to check a few gifts off your list and make merry December 3rd, 10am – 10pm. Continue reading

Make Tacoma’s Holidays Brighter – Bulb Changing Party

17 Nov

We need volunteers TOMORROW for this year’s Bulb Changing Party!
3 shifts:
Friday, November 18: 8-10am
Friday, November 18: 3-5pm
Saturday, November 19: 11am-1pm
at Alma Mater
1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98402
If you plan to attend, please make a note of it on this Facebook Event Page.

Every holiday season Downtown Tacoma is lit up with lights and shooting stars but over the years and the rain, the lights are shining less and less. Which is why the Downtown Merchants Group, Spaceworks and the BIA are asking for your help to brighten the holidays with a Bulb Party!

Downtown Merchants Group, BIA and Spaceworks will have all of the supplies necessary for a fantastic bulb party including refreshments and goodies (including LiftBridge Coffee!), all we are missing is you! Many hands will turn this dark and dull task into a light and merry one, so come join us, and bring your friends!


This event is a collaboration between the Downtown Merchants Group, Spaceworks, the Business Improvement Association, and you!

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Special Thanks to Lift Bridge Coffee for providing the caffeine!



Spaceworks FISH TANK – November 15, 2016

10 Nov

Spaceworks Fish Tank - Small Business Pitch Event by Tacoma Entrepreneurs

Spaceworks Tacoma invites you to get a first glimpse at the new round of Creative Enterprise participants who have a plan to make Tacoma brighter. Over the last few months, these entrepreneurs attended classes in our training program to learn how to start or grow their businesses. Continue reading

Emerging Artist Workshop – November 5th! — Tacoma Arts

21 Oct

Date and Time: Saturday, November 5th, 2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm Location: Olympic Room, Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave S. Cost: FREE, refreshments will be provided Description: Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality is hosting a workshop to build capacity among emerging artists, and to increase access to arts projects and funding. Learn about upcoming opportunities […]

via Emerging Artist Workshop – November 5th! — Tacoma Arts


Monday Mixer Focuses on Makers

10 Oct

Tacoma Arts

Join the City of Tacoma for the next Monday Mixer networking event held at 1120 Creative House (1120 Pacific Ave., 2nd Floor) on Monday, Oct. 17, from 5 – 7 p.m.

On the heels of this year’s Etsy Maker City Summit, this networking event will focus on Tacoma’s Maker community. Are you an artist, a manufacturer, an inventor, a tinkerer, a designer or someone else creative who makes things?  Then you are a maker and are encouraged to attend this mixer designed to be an informal way to meet other makers, content experts, government representatives and interested parties to share information and build community.

“Tacoma is built on a rich history of innovation and manufacturing,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland.  “Now we are poised to advance our position as a Maker City again by strengthening opportunities for our local talent to thrive. Much like Brooklyn, where the Etsy Maker City Summit…

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PARK(ing) Day 2016 Draws 40+ Participants to Create Mini, Urban Parks.

7 Sep


On September 16, Tacoma takes part in an international environmental awareness event called PARK(ing) Day. For seven years Downtown On The Go! has hosted this event  organizing local artists, citizens, and businesses. The  event, sponsored by BLRB Architects, this year drew more than 40 participants who will “park” in select metered spots in Downtown and Hilltop areas and create a variety of interactive spaces. Continue reading

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