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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 […]

Coloring for Cash and Community

O Bee plans to  donate $6,000 to local food banks as part of their Washington State Color-for-Cash contest. In the past weeks, food banks around Washington have seen an extraordinary increase in the demand for food and are in need of cash donations and volunteers. O Bee plans to draw awareness to this need with […]

Cultural Connections: Remote Learning

You can’t visit a museum right now, but Tacoma’s Museum District’s cultural organizations are undaunted by closed doors. They’ve pivoted to offer a bevy of opportunities for cultural enjoyment, education and even community connection during the stay home-stay healthy protocol. If you’re eager to supplement social studies for kids learning at home, learn about art […]

TAM Provides Connection to Art Online

While we are all spending more time at home, Tacoma Art Museum is continuing to provide mission-focused content via the Museum’s website and digital channels during the Museum’s closure. Utilizing TAM’s permanent collection on eMuseum people can view and interact with the collection from their home computers. “TAM’s eMuseum is a great way to get […]

Seven Years of the Destiny City Film Festival

Proctor’s historic Blue Mouse Theater will host the seventh annual Destiny City Film Festival from February 28th to March 1st. This year’s program will feature 34 films from across the globe, and from the Pacific Northwest, one of which has been nominated for the 2020 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. This celebration of […]

Audubon/RYAN! at Tacoma Art Museum

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Tacoma Art Museum is presenting an exhibition exploring the themes of animals, environmentalism, and conservation, as depicted through the works of renowned naturalist and artist John James Audubon (1785-1851) and Tacoma-based contemporary mixed media artist RYAN! Feddersen, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the […]

The Choir of Man Comes to Tacoma

Tacoma Arts Live will present The Choir of Man on Thursday, January 30 at the Pantages Theater, as part of their 2020 North American tour. This worldwide smash and runaway hit of numerous musical festivals is getting stateside audiences on their feet again!  Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” The Choir of […]

Flip Fabrique in Federal Way

Flip Fabrique is bringing us on a crazy, acrobatic, and poetic journey through a winter snowstorm with their new show “Blizzard.” Met with extraordinary reviews in its original home of Québec, Canada, Flip Fabrique is kicking off their U.S. Tour at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center in Federal Way on January 24. […]

Ballet Northwest Celebrates 50 Years of Dance

Ballet Northwest is celebrating an impressive milestone — 50 years of bringing ballet and the art of dance to Olympia and the greater Thurston County region. In celebration, Ballet Northwest presents the 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes professional dancers from the […]

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