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Performances + Activities at High Five! on Sept. 12

2 Sep

Our Sept. 12 community celebration on Hilltop is coming up fast, and we’ve got more details to share about the fabulous lineup of performances and activities.

If you haven’t already had a chance to RSVP for the event or sign up to volunteer, now’s the time!

Image: Video still from Crews Photography & Video,

High Five! Spaceworks’ Community Celebration will take place in People’s Park and the 900-block of MLK Jr. Way. Image: Video still from “Spaceworks Tacoma, new building on MLK” by Crews Photography & Video, Sculpture: “Mystery Exists Within the Void” by Douglas Granum

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High Five! Spaceworks’ Community Celebration on Sept. 12

13 Aug

Spaceworks is turning five years old, and we’re throwing a community celebration on Hilltop!


September 12, 2015, 4-11pm
People’s Park & 900 Block MLK

Also… unlimited high fives!


Since its founding in 2010, Spaceworks has been busy transforming empty storefronts and vacant space in Tacoma—activating 43 underused properties, assisting 73 creative businesses, and exhibiting 106 large-scale art installations.

“The artists and creative businesses that participate in Spaceworks often tell us that what they’ve done wouldn’t be possible without us,” says Heather Joy, Spaceworks Manager. “But we know that without their incredible talent and commitment, plus the support of our community, Spaceworks itself wouldn’t be possible. This party is a chance for us all to celebrate the creativity that makes Tacoma great.”

Here’s how the party will play out:

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Update! Spaceworks 1st Anniversary Party

16 Aug

Here’s a little more info about the block party this Thursday, August 18. It’s 5pm-8pm, 1310-1316 MLK, followed by a 21+ show at Fulcrum Gallery, 1308 MLK. Performances will start around 6pm and last into the night…

Grab a treat from Taqueria Las Torres taco truck or Jeff's Ice Cream, cash only.

Performances by:
DASH Center for the Arts: music and dance by DASH teams

N. Dybevik Co.: music by Fritha Strand Davern, Nate Dybevik, Gary Kawamura, and Olympia band You are Plural.

•Toy Boat Theatre: stand-up comedy, stage combat, short stage scenes

•Fab-5: DJ, break dancing, live painting

Plus…take a look back at all of the projects Spaceworks has supported since starting last summer. Over 60 projects in 21 spaces!!

After the public party, head over to Fulcrum for a night of music and poetry.  Doors at 8pm, 21+, $7 cover.

Performers include: 6 Deep the Messenger (Spoken Word, Tacoma), Miz Floes (Poet, Seattle), Makeup Monsters (indie music, Tacoma), Tallest Tree (indie music, Tacoma), Jalen (DJ, NYC), BROAM (DJ, Hilltop), E.S. (DJ, Tacoma), Chonie Diego (DJ, Electronic)



•Fab-5 is a team of graffiti artists whose goals extend far beyond physical walls: the non-profit group provides local youth with mentoring in the arts. This summer, Fab-5 is launching FABITAT, a creative enterprise that connects diverse youth with practicing arts professionals in a multi-purpose instructional lab provided by Spaceworks Tacoma. http://www.fab-5.org.
•Theater pros Marilyn Bennett, Jen Davis and Alex Smith have joined forces with the University of Puget Sound and Spaceworks Tacoma to develop a number of performances through fall 2011. Keep an eye on future performances and readings at http://www.toyboattheatre.com.
•Nate Dybevik is a musician, a composer and a visual artist; he is also learning the fine art of piano rebuilding – a skill he is acquiring from internationally renowned expert Obi Manteufel and fine-tuning in a space provided by Spaceworks.

•D.A.S.H. Center for the Arts, where Dancing, Acting, and Singing are always in Harmony!!  D.A.S.H. Center for the Arts offers quaility, affordable performing arts education to the youth and families of Tacoma.  Classes such as ballet, jazz, hip hop, breakdance, voice, acting for stage, piano, drums, guitar, creative writing, studio recording…just to name a few, are all available to you, at the D.A.S.H. Center.  Classes are open to everyone, every background, age 4 and above!!  For more info: (253) 507-9466 or info@thedashcenter.org

Celebrate Spaceworks Tacoma’s First Anniversary

9 Aug

Did you know that Spaceworks is one year old this summer? Help us celebrate a year of installations, residencies, and creative enterprises at our newest location.

Aug. 18, 5 to 8 p.m., 1310-1316 Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Way.

Four new storefront spaces will open with performances and demonstrations throughout the evening including dance, theatre, music, visual art and a few surprises by current Spaceworks projects Fab-5, N. Dybevik Co., Toy Boat Theatre Company and neighboring arts organization DASH Center for the Arts.

Food from Taqueria Las Torres taco truck and Jeff’s Ice Cream will be available for purchase throughout the evening, cash only.

After the public celebration, Fulcrum Gallery will host Hilltopatomic, an evening of live video, fine art and performance featuring indie music, poetry, spoken word and urban electronic music. The gallery is located at 1308 MLK Way. Doors open at 8 p.m. – $5 cover charge, 21+.

We’ll be posting more details soon!

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