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Tacoma Studio Tour 2017- Spaceworks Participants

12 Oct

On October 14 & 15, 2017, you are invited inside the working studios of 70 local artists to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. Plus, you can even win some fabulous items hand-crafted by a selection of artists on the tour just for getting your Studio Tour Passport stamped at each studio address you visit. All studios will feature demonstrations or will have hands-on activities for visitors. It’s family friendly and free!

Check out TacomaArtsMonth.com for the full list of artists, schedule, your Tacoma Studio Tour Passport, and an interactive map where you can plot your own custom tour course.

Pick up your passport at Spaceworks Gallery, or any Studio Tour locations. You’ll find artist details, and contact information, as well as Studio Tour Passport. Get 8 or more stamps to enter drawing for prizes made by local artists.

Studios are open 11am – 5pm. We encourage you to bring cash or check for any purchases you would like to make.

Here’s a short list of some of the artists and entrepreneurs that have worked with Spaceworks over the years, although there’s much more to see: Continue reading

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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Tacoma Handcrafters and Artisans Group

12 May

From Spaceworks participant Steve Lawler of rePly Furniture:

Hello Makers,

This is a call to all handcrafters and artisans in the South Sound region to join us for the first ever meeting of Tacoma Handcrafters and Aritsans Group (final name to be decided). This is not to be confused with a Guild or Cooperative, we will merely be a group of like minded makers meeting once a month to share ideas and to help build a stronger, more creative, supportive, and better community of makers.

If you are a maker of things with your hands using wood, fiber, ceramic, glass, metal, concrete, anything recycled or upcycled, or anything else made by hand, please join us for our inaugural meeting in May.

Wednesday, May 13 at 6pm – 1120 Pacific Ave, 2nd floor.

The purpose of creating this group is manyfold. As a maker myself, I have often relied on the help and encouragement of other makers and understand how beneficial this can be. The cooperative discussion of everything we encounter as small creative businesses, including marketing ideas, work spaces, showroom spaces, funding, collaboration, craft and art shows and business practices will benefit us individually and as a community.

The first meeting will be a meet and greet type scenario. We will get to know each other and discuss the groups goals and how we can make it relevant. If possible, please bring something small (or big) that shows what you create.

So, who’s with me? Let’s make Tacoma a great place to create. Tell your friends and any makers you know who might be interested in this.

Please RSVP to me if you plan on attending. 253-389-3807 or steve@replyfurniture.com 

Handcraft:  make skillfully by hand.
Artisan:  a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.


Steve Lawler
rePly Furniture

Third Thursday @ REVIVE

13 Feb


REVIVE Furniture Collective joins February Third Thursday! Check out new works by Tacoma artists Nathan Dipietro and Greg Owen, along with REVIVE furniture in their (almost) brand-new showroom at 323 Puyallup Ave.

REVIVE is a collective of artisans; makers of locally crafted, sustainably sourced, custom made furniture and furnishings. Five local businesses come together to form the showroom known as REVIVE: Alchemy Concrete Works, Birdloft, RePly Furniture, Spring Fever Upholstry, and Wane & Flitch.

REVIVE Showroom
323 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, WA
February 19, 5-9 pm

Grand Opening: REVIVE “locally crafted custom furniture”

9 Dec
Grand Opening Third Thursday, December 18, 2014 ~ 5-9 pm, 323A Puyallup Avenue, Tacoma, WA. FREE. Please RSVP to heatherj@tacomachamber.org Find the event on Facebook

Grand Opening Third Thursday, December 18, 2014 ~ 5-9 pm, 323A Puyallup Avenue, Tacoma, WA. FREE. Please RSVP to heatherj@tacomachamber.org Find the event on Facebook

Spaceworks is excited to announce the grand opening of REVIVE, a new collective of artisans; makers of locally crafted, sustainably sourced, custom made furniture and furnishings. REVIVE is located at 323A Puyallup Avenue in the ground floor showroom of a beautiful old building recently restored by property owners Jori Adkins and Rick Semple. Rick & Jori, now in collaboration with Spaceworks, are helping launch REVIVE.


The beautiful 2,500 square foot showroom, right on the corner of Puyallup and D Streets, is a perfect fit along “Furniture Row” in the Dome district. Coincidentally, the building originally housed a lumber company and then an upholstery business. Image from Google Earth

Here is the impressive list of five local businesses coming together to create the showroom known as REVIVE:


Chris Barone & Mike Carpenter, owners of Alchemy Concrete, use concrete, steel, wood, and reclaimed materials to create one-of-a-kind, artful and functional fixtures and furnishings sinks, counter tops, furniture, outdoor pieces, and more.  www.alchemyconcreteworks.com


Jeff Libby & Adrienne Wicks, owners of birdloft, craft their pieces meticulously – “with the cold ruthlessness normally reserved for hipster designers, and with the ingenuity of architect-craftspeople who understand materials as dynamic forces. And truth be told, we are endlessly transported by the material we work with.” www.birdloft.com


Steve Lawler, owner of rePly Furniture, creates exceptional, hand-crafted, eco-friendly furniture from reclaimed and salvaged materials for people who are tired of mass produced, run of the mill choices. www.replyfurniture.com


Spring Fever is all about taking well-worn vintage pieces and not only restoring them, but bringing them up to today’s design and comfort standards. www.springfeverupholstery.com


Owners Brett Johnson, Jon Sayre and Jeff Wolff, explain Wane & Flitch this way: “Your source for live edge wood slabs and finished furniture. We carefully control the entire process in-house. From salvaging of the tree, to the milling and drying, to the final fabrication. Each piece is incredibly unique and we take great pride in knowing exactly where it came from.” www.waneandflitch.com

rePly Furniture, Alchemy Concrete and birdloft were all accepted into Spaceworks Tacoma over the past two years. They have received training, technical assistance, marketing support, and thanks to Spaceworks’ partnership with the property owner, they have also been provided with four months free rent. Spaceworks is proud to support creative entrepreneurs like these as they launch exciting new businesses in Tacoma.

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