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Welcome to Tacoma Arts Month

Celebrating 21 years!

Arts Events

Arts and culture programming to fill October

Opening Party

Launch Arts Month at STAR Center on Oct. 5!

Studio Tour

Meet 54 artists in their studios on Oct. 15 & 16!

AMOCAT Arts Awards

Honoring vision, dedication, and action in our community

Arts at the Armory

Interactive artist market on Dec. 10 & 11!

Arts Events image: Snippet of 2022 Tacoma Arts Month Events calendar, learn more here: tacomaartsmonth.org/events.
Opening Party image: Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.) dance performance at Kaleidoscope, the Tacoma Arts Month opening party, in 2019.
Studio Tour image: A young community member engages at the studio of Jenifer Davis, South Tacoma Artists Collective, 2019 Tacoma Studio Tour.
AMOCAT Arts Awards image: Left to Right: 2019 past AMOCAT Arts Award winners: Community Outreach by an Individual – Aya Hashiguchi Clark and Randy Clark, Community Outreach by an Organization – Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.), Arts Patron – Tacoma Creates Campaign.
Arts at the Armory image: Attendees at 2021 Arts at the Armory.

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20 hours ago
Tacoma Arts

Tacoma Arts Commission invites you to enjoy this free community event. ... See MoreSee Less

22 hours ago
Tacoma Arts

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced the selection of Christian Paige as Tacoma's 2023-2025 Poet Laureate. Over the next two years, Paige will participate in and host public poetry readings, workshops and other community events to advance the literary arts in Tacoma.

โ€œAs Poet Laureate I plan to focus on two things. โ€ said Paige. โ€œI come from the world of education and have seen the impact that art can have on young people. I want to create programming that provides space for young folks in the city to see themselves as creators. The second, is to create consistent space for the poet voices of Tacoma to be heard, consistently.โ€

Learn more about Christian Paige and the Tacoma Poet Laureate program at www.cityoftacoma.org/poet.

Attend Pass the Torch here fb.me/e/K0SQNV3K.

๐Ÿ“ธImage courtesy of Christian Paige
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The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced the selection of Christian Paige as Tacomas 2023-2025 Poet Laureate. Over the next two years, Paige will participate in and host public poetry readings, workshops and other community events to advance the literary arts in Tacoma.

โ€œAs Poet Laureate I plan to focus on two things. โ€ said Paige. โ€œI come from the world of education and have seen the impact that art can have on young people. I want to create programming that provides space for young folks in the city to see themselves as creators. The second, is to create consistent space for the poet voices of Tacoma to be heard, consistently.โ€

Learn more about Christian Paige and the Tacoma Poet Laureate program at www.cityoftacoma.org/poet.

Attend Pass the Torch here https://fb.me/e/K0SQNV3K.

๐Ÿ“ธImage courtesy of Christian Paige
2 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Upcoming Resources for Creatives workshop in-person with Rainbow Center!

The LGBTQ+ Core Competency training is designed to provide the foundational terminology, information, and tools you need to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more about gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, the terminology to use, what it all means, and why itโ€™s important, and how to apply it in your own life personally and professionally.

This in-person workshop is in collaboration with Rainbow Center, led by Charlie Best, Education Manager, and will not be live-streamed or recorded.

LGBTQ+ Core Competency Workshop
Tacoma Public Libraryโ€™s Moore Branch, 215 South 56th Street, goo.gl/maps/TNxk35T76JH6Hbp89
Wednesday, Wednesday, April 19, from 6-7:30 PM
FREE workshop
Accessible by bike, bus via Pierce Transit (tinyurl.com/2p899a4c), and there is parking available on-site

Have questions? Contact Charlie Best, Education Manager, by email at charlie@rainbowcntr.org.
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Upcoming Resources for Creatives workshop in-person with Rainbow Center!

The LGBTQ+ Core Competency training is designed to provide the foundational terminology, information, and tools you need to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more about gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, the terminology to use, what it all means, and why itโ€™s important, and how to apply it in your own life personally and professionally.
 
This in-person workshop is in collaboration with Rainbow Center, led by Charlie Best, Education Manager, and will not be live-streamed or recorded.
 
LGBTQ+ Core Competency Workshop
Tacoma Public Libraryโ€™s Moore Branch, 215 South 56th Street, https://goo.gl/maps/TNxk35T76JH6Hbp89
Wednesday, Wednesday, April 19, from 6-7:30 PM
FREE workshop
Accessible by bike, bus via Pierce Transit (https://tinyurl.com/2p899a4c), and there is parking available on-site

Have questions? Contact Charlie Best, Education Manager, by email at charlie@rainbowcntr.org.
5 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Join No, Mine! Studios and Tacoma Public Library for the South Side Animation Club, experiment with stop motion, create flipbooks and more!

The South Side Animation Club is a free, all-ages/all-levels gathering for individuals interested in making animation. Club meetings will start with a mini-lesson on a different monthly topic, including character design, storyboarding, audio design, and more. Drop by to work on solo projects or collaborate with others. Participants are welcome to showcase works in progress.

Suzanne Skaar (she/her) is a Tacoma-based multi-disciplinary artist, activist, and mother. She earned a Master of Arts from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College. She is currently developing her first indie game loosely based on real places in Tacoma. To learn more, check out No, Mine! Studios at nominestudios.com.

Image courtesy of No Mine Studios
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Join No, Mine! Studios and Tacoma Public Library for the South Side Animation Club, experiment with stop motion, create flipbooks and more! 

The South Side Animation Club is a free, all-ages/all-levels gathering for individuals interested in making animation. Club meetings will start with a mini-lesson on a different monthly topic, including character design, storyboarding, audio design, and more. Drop by to work on solo projects or collaborate with others. Participants are welcome to showcase works in progress.

Suzanne Skaar (she/her) is a Tacoma-based multi-disciplinary artist, activist, and mother. She earned a Master of Arts from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College. She is currently developing her first indie game loosely based on real places in Tacoma. To learn more, check out No, Mine! Studios at nominestudios.com.

Image courtesy of No Mine Studios
6 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Tacoma Wayzgoose returns April 15, 2023, at Tacoma Public Library's Moore Branch, 215 South 56th St.! Printmakers and book artists will be set up to sell their wares, hands-on activities, and steamroller prints from 11 AM - 4 PM!

๐Ÿ‘€ Tacoma Wayzgoose is seeking vendors interested in setting up and artists interested in proposing ideas for the steamroller prints. They also need volunteers to help make the festival a success!

๐ŸŒ Registration forms for vendors, steamroller print artists, and volunteers can be found on their website, tacomawayzgoose.com.

๐Ÿ“จ Have questions? Send an email to wayzgoose@kingsbookstore.com.

๐Ÿ“ธ Image courtesy of Tacoma Wayzgoose

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support Tacoma Wayzgoose with Community Arts Projects funding.
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Tacoma Wayzgoose returns April 15, 2023, at Tacoma Public Librarys Moore Branch, 215 South 56th St.! Printmakers and book artists will be set up to sell their wares, hands-on activities, and steamroller prints from 11 AM - 4 PM!

๐Ÿ‘€ Tacoma Wayzgoose is seeking vendors interested in setting up and artists interested in proposing ideas for the steamroller prints. They also need volunteers to help make the festival a success!

๐ŸŒ Registration forms for vendors, steamroller print artists, and volunteers can be found on their website, tacomawayzgoose.com.

๐Ÿ“จ Have questions? Send an email to wayzgoose@kingsbookstore.com. 

๐Ÿ“ธ Image courtesy of Tacoma Wayzgoose

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support Tacoma Wayzgoose with Community Arts Projects funding.
7 days ago
Tacoma Arts

Share your story๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ”Š and add to the Community Archives Center digital archive at the Kobetich ๐Ÿ“šlibrary branch in Northeast Tacoma on March 25th from 11 AM - 3 PM! For more information, visit ow.ly/oZLT50MAqfE.

๐Ÿ“ Kobetich Branch
212 Browns Point Blvd NE

The Community Archives Center is sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Image courtesy of Tacoma Public Library
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Share your story๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ”Š and add to the Community Archives Center digital archive at the Kobetich ๐Ÿ“šlibrary branch in Northeast Tacoma on March 25th from 11 AM - 3 PM! For more information, visit http://ow.ly/oZLT50MAqfE. 

๐Ÿ“ Kobetich Branch
212 Browns Point Blvd NE

The Community Archives Center is sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Image courtesy of Tacoma Public Library
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