Taylor Woodruff & Robert Boyle /
Grit City Grindhouse
311 S. 7th Street
April - Sept. 2013
This summer, with support from Spaceworks Tacoma, the Grit City Grindhouse will open its doors and offer the Tacoma area a more diverse selection of longboards and skateboards, along with services most board shops can’t offer. They will offer a fully functioning art production facility that will allow them to customize the graphics on your board, print our own line of t-shirts and make original works of art you won’t find in any gallery. Additionally, they will offer board refurbishment and a small selection of used skateboards.
Old Post Office (suite 105)
Feb. - July 2013
Jason Ganwich is a local photographer and videographer with an established photography business, specializing in corporate events, weddings, fundraisers, and editorial shoots. As part of his Spaceworks residency, he has a dedicated photography studio that allows him to work with clients in a more controlled environment and professional setting.
Dec. 15, 2012 – June 15, 2013
We’re all familiar with the ways of raccoons – they’re clever, inquisitive and playful creatures. No wonder then, that this ring-tailed varmint is the animated mascot for educational media produced by Rodney Raccoon and BYTM (Building Youth Through Music)/WayOut Kids, a non-profit whose mission is to teach children and youth through music and multimedia. BYTM has developed the “Rodney Raccoon” character, curricula and outreach into an award-winning model that successfully involves youth and the community in social change through the delivery of information to diverse groups of children, parents and local educators. As part of their Spaceworks Creative Enterprise, BYTM is working on new multimedia material.
311 S. 7th Street
Starting Feb. 25, Live Paint will offer theater workshops for adults every Sat., 1-3pm, free of charge. Arnold promises a relaxed environment for actors wanting to read for an audience or to perform improv, dancers looking to bounce around ideas, and writers seeking feedback on scripts in progress.
1310 MLK Way
Through Sept. 2012
311 S. 7th St.
Looking for a bit of unstudied, retro style for your home? Head over to the Modern Cottage at 311 S. 7th St. – owner and decorating whiz, Alison Bryan, has the artist’s touch when it comes to refreshing old-school pieces so they look just right for today. She can even give some of your old favorites new life! Her newly opened Spaceworks Tacoma showroom is full of great finds at a fraction of the price of conventional furniture. UPDATE: What began as The Modern Cottage, turned into Poppy & Co and after their successful Spaceworks Creative Enterprise residency they transitioned into a new space at 765 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402.
1316 MLK Way
June 15 – December 15, 2011
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 to connect diverse youth with practicing arts professionals in a multi-purpose instructional lab on Tacoma’s Hilltop. Open Tuesday-Friday, 4pm-10pm. L.I.F.E. workshops every Saturday in July and August, 11am-3pm. [UPDATE: Fab-5 recently signed a lease for their space, and a permanent home for FABITAT - Congratulations!] http://fab5org.wordpress.com/
Nate Dybevik /
N. Dybevik Co.
1312 MLK Way
July 1 – December 31, 2011
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, which will be on display at his studio during Artwalk (5pm-8pm, 3rd Thursday of each month). [UPDATE: Nate just signed a lease for his studio and it's music to our ears - Congrats!] www.ndybevik.bandcamp.com
Toy Boat Theatre / Dakota’s Belly, Wyoming
1312 MLK Way
June 15 – September 30, 2011
Theater pros Marilyn Bennett, Jen Davis and Alex Smith joined forces with the University of Puget Sound to develop Dakota’s Belly, Wyoming, a play by Erin Cressida Wilson, in this performance space on Tacoma’s Hilltop. Take a tour during Artwalk (5pm-8pm, 3rd Thursday of each month)! The play will open in August at 1314 Martin Luther King Way. Information at http://www.toyboattheatre.com
Nov 15, 2010 – May 15, 2011
The Personal Power Company is a multimedia production company and think tank designed around the idea that creativity is a sustainable resource. This collaborative showroom/gallery/production house showcases multimedia work by its members: Kris Crews, Bridgett Nicol, Ben Paris, Nicolas Hartzell, Phil Harty, Allan Boothe, Jena Leigh-Kathryn Van-Stedtler, and many others.
915 Pacific Avenue
March 1 – May 31, 2011
The Barefoot Collective (tBFC) is a local dance company who, since 2008, have earned praise for their original, contemporary works of power and passion. tBFC is the recipient of a three-month Spaceworks Tacoma creative residency that will support the completion of a major piece, The Ides of May, to be performed the weekend of May 14-15. The studio will also hold community auditions and offer dance instruction to students of all levels at their 915 Pacific Avenue rehearsal space. www.barefootcollective.org
Rick Lawson /
War Experience Project
November 1, 2010 – April 30, 2011
Iraq veteran and artist Rick Lawson conceived this project to help military service members dealing with memories of war. The War Experience Project conducts painting workshops in which veterans and military families use uniforms as a canvas. The completed works of art are powerful, and form a magnet to the community. http://www.warep.com.
- Tiffanie Peters / Chiffon
- 915 Pacific Avenue
July 15, 2010 – January 15, 2011
Independent fashion and jewelry designer Tiffanie Peters believes style is all about self-expression and individuality – not collecting designer labels. At Chiffon, she is offering her own original clothing collection, select pieces by rising designers, and new and vintage accessories, all delivered with a high level of personalized service. www.tiffaniepeters.com.
Jennifer Adams / fly
July 1, 2010 – January 30, 2011
Fans of all things DIY should head for fly, an indie craft boutique and the brainchild of artist Jennifer Adams (founder of the popular craft fair Tacoma is for Lovers). Featuring a fantastic array of this town’s greatest letterpress artists and the coolest baby clothes ever seen. Plus, embroidered patches by Shannon Eakins, witty corsages and boutonnieres by Laurie Cinotto and an assortment of unusual hand-made items, mostly locally made. www.flytacomafly.blogspot.com/
Kristie Worthey/ Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Theater Company
913 Pacific Avenue
September 13 – November 23, 2010
This traveling troupe of performers strives, through the magic of imagination and innovation, to inspire and excite audiences of all ages to engage with the works of William Shakespeare. Performances are in non-traditional and outdoor venues in the South Sound; rehearsals (at 913 Pacific Ave. ) are always open to the public. Next up: Titus Andronicus. www.sitpl.org
Aaron Flett / Entertain U
August 1 – October 31, 2010
Competing Christian bookstores fight for the soul of a town (that looks suspiciously like Tacoma ) in the Entertain U satire, Jesus 4 Less. Local filmmaker Aaron Flett takes on “the issues of fundamentalism, love, lust, greed and marijuana in this dark comedy.” The film shoots locally from July – Sept.; the filmmaker is on the lookout for assistant crew members, upcoming talent and extras. Find Jesus 4 Less on Facebook.
Susan Thompson / The Pottery Annex
913 Pacific Avenue
July 15 – October 15, 2010
Susan Thompson hand-creates beautiful, functional pottery to be used in the daily rituals of living. You can watch her throw and trim at the wheel – and perhaps buy a special gift for yourself or another.www.susanskiln.etsy.com