Arts & Entertainment

Olympia’s Book Fairy– Browsers Book Shop

After a delightful phone interview with Browsers Book Shop owner Andrea Griffith, I decided on making a much overdue visit to Olympia’s downtown for an in-person visit. I admit, it had been years since stepping into what I recalled as a dusty, yet charming little bookstore. After Andrea shared details of her amazing reformation of […]

“Music from Home” with Lakewold Gardens

In a time where our social experiences are limited and unique art is more difficult to find, Artistic Director Joseph Williams, in collaboration with Lakewold Gardens, offers a new way to enjoy incredible music without even having to be in a concert hall. This house concert series, titled Music from Home, features performances, compositions, and […]

Holiday Cheer at the Washington Center

Working in partnership with the City of Olympia, the Washington Center is announcing plans to bring some much-needed cheer to downtown Olympia this holiday season, in the form of a reimagined movie/film theater! Showing movies will, of course, require extensive social distancing, masking, and cleaning protocols, as mandated for all movie theaters in Washington State. […]

“South Sound Selects” Opening at TAM

Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) is proud to announce the opening of South Sound Selects: Community Choices from the Collection on November 21, 2020! This will be the first exhibition to open at TAM since it closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic. It features 27 guest curators from the South Sound community. In addition, TAM […]

Washington Center for Performing Arts CENTER Stage Virtual Gala

The 5th Annual CENTER Stage Virtual Gala was hosted virtually by Olympia’s beloved Ann Flannigan. Through the Washington Center for Performing Arts’ supportive local donors, the event was able to raise over $64,000 to further the arts in our state and communities. Donations are still welcome to sustain the arts and the Washington Center itself […]

Destiny City Film Festival-Submissions Open!

Stay tuned for the eighth edition of the Destiny City Film Festival (DCFF), launching this spring from Feb. 26 to March 7, 2021. The festival will be held in a hybrid format, featuring virtual screenings and limited in-person events.  “Though we are transitioning to a hybrid format, the high quality of films and other programming […]

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with TAM

Like many other wonderful annual events this year, the 16th annual Tacoma Art Museum’s Día de los Muertos Festival is going virtual this year.  Regularly drawing thousands of visitors, the annual festival will recreate the event using a new online version through a website. Visitors to the site will be given the opportunity to create […]

“Art is Always Open” with Tacoma Art Museum!

This month, the Tacoma Art Museum is launching an art awareness campaign to share the creativity, beauty, and expression that the museum offers with the community. The campaign, called Art is Always Open, is meant to raise awareness of the programs and experiences that are offered by TAM and other South Sound arts organizations for […]

Tacoma Moon Festival Celebrates Eight Years

Traditionally, the Tacoma Moon Festival is an annual outdoor celebration hosted by the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation at the Chinese Reconciliation Park. The festival’s goal is to honor the rich diverse cultures of the Puget Sound region over the last one hundred and fifty years. This year, though, the eighth annual Tacoma Moon Festival will […]

Experience Art Safely with the Tacoma Art Museum

Since their closing on March 13th, the Tacoma Art Museum has been working hard to create a reopening strategy. Now, we’re pleased to announce the tentative reopening of TAM on October 9, 2020. New procedures will be in place to offer an art respite and nearly contactless experience for visitors, so you can enjoy the […]

Page to Screen: the Tacoma Little Theatre

While we may not be able to enjoy a live theatrical performance right now, Tacoma Little Theatre is finding creative ways to continue to perform! Tacoma Little Theatre’s Page to Screen program welcomes local playwrights to have their scripts performed in a virtual stage reading. On Saturday, October 3, Tacoma Little Theatre is excited to […]

Jennifer Weddermann: Architect/Metal Artist

That’s the advice of Jennifer Weddermann, a Tacoma architect who also designs and fabricates metal art. She founded Weddermann Architecture in 2010 in the aftermath of a major recession. Now her certified woman-owned firm is finding its path through the effects of COVID-19. Weddermann’s notable buildings include the Tacoma Police Department Headquarters as well as […]

Tacoma Little Theatre Presents: Fall Classes!

Looking for an engaging activity for a child or family member interested in drama and performing? Tacoma Little Theatre has just opened registration for their fall classes! To make sure that students and staff are safe, and have an opportunity to experience the Performing Arts, the Theatre is using a Virtual Camp model.  Virtual Performance […]

ChuSeok Festival Celebrates Its Fourth Year

The Annual ChuSeok Festival, hosted by the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, is celebrating its fourth year this September by hosting an online interactive event! The festival will be a series of activities throughout the third week of September as Facebook Live events. Each daily program will start at 11 a.m. and last approximately 30-45 minutes […]

UPLIFT-ING Tacoma Through Art & Culture

Uplift Tacoma is a way to make creative lemonade out of adversity’s lemons. Sharing music, visual arts, performances and creative activities can offer inspiration and support in tough times. That’s the goal of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality in launching an initiative labeled Uplift Tacoma, according to Amy McBride, arts administrator for the […]

“Summer Expressions” in Gig Harbor

Harbor History Museum is pleased to host “Summer Expressions,” an exhibit of artwork from four of the most accomplished women painters of Washington. Artwork on display is by Judy Perry, Jeannie Grisham, Patsy O’Connell, and Janice Taylor. “We are excited to feature these beautiful works of art in our Lobby. The paintings blend bold color […]

15 Years of Contemporary Native Arts

Washington State Historical Society’s annual juried exhibition, IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts, is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year! The gallery has opened in the virtual realm as of July 16, and Washington State History Museum hopes to install the exhibition in their galleries later this summer when museums are reallowed to reopen. The […]

Celebrating Craft Visionary Lloyd Herman

Lloyd Herman, one of the leading authorities on the contemporary craft movement, has won the admiration and respect of art institutions both across the country and internationally.  Herman’s experiences have most recently inspired Northwest Designer Craftsmen to produce an exciting new documentary about his life and his work promoting various crafts. It’s easy to see […]

Garden of Delights Gala– Live!

Due to the extension of Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home” mandate, Tacoma Arts Live’s annual gala is taking a new shape as it pivots from the traditionally formal, in-person occasion to a creative, digitally produced live experience. Tacoma Arts Live’s 2020 Gala: Garden of Delights is a fundraiser to support education through the arts programs. It […]

CHAIRity Silent Auction

To support our neighbors, JayRay has launched the JayRay CHAIRity Silent Auction on May 26. Proceeds will benefit the PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED:COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which grants dollars to organizations serving Pierce County’s most vulnerable populations.  Chairs painted by six tacoma artists will be available to the highest bidders. An everyday dining chair has suddenly […]

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