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Being a Working Artist in Tacoma, Artist Trust Workshop

4 Dec

Diana Leigh-Surma working on her Artscape mural at the Valhalla Hall demolition-site in the Hilltop Business District. Photo by Kris Crews.

In this round table discussion, artists Lisa KinoshitaMasahiro Sugano, and Asia Tail discuss how to make it as an artist in Tacoma. Moderated by Artist Trust Program Manager Katy Hannigan, the panel will talk about the opportunities, challenges, and resources for Tacoma artists and share their own experiences as working artists.

Audience members are invited to ask questions and share their own perspectives. A happy hour precedes the discussion honoring 2017 Artist Trust grant recipients from Tacoma.

Open for artists of all disciplines at all career stages

Free Registration

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Spaceworks Info Sessions

29 Nov

Tiffanny Hammonds works on Artscapes mural “5 Stages” at the corner of 11th & Market. Photo by Kris Crews.

Starting in December 2017, Spaceworks Tacoma will begin offering monthly info sessions at various locations around Tacoma. Meet the staff, ask questions and learn about all the opportunities Spaceworks has to offer. We will present information about all our programs including:

Incubator, Artscapes, Coworking and Special Projects

Info Session

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:00-7:30 PM
Tacoma Arts Community Center
1102 S. 11th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Thank You, Tacoma

22 Nov
Spaceworks Tacoma NEON Annual Fundraiser 2017

Jaison Rivera painting live during Spaceworks’ fundraiser NEON 2017. Photo by Scott Haydon

With the holiday season upon us we wanted to take a moment to express the gratitude we have for the continued support we have from our community. Continue reading

November 2017 Art Walk, Spaceworks Picks

9 Nov

Opening Reception
“Present / Tense” Exhibit

November 16, 2017, 5 PM – 9 PM


Left: Malayka Gormally “Signs” (detail). Right: Tom Gormally “US” (sculpture detail photo). Photos by Mark Woods

Spaceworks Gallery

950 Pacific Ave. Suite 205, Tacoma, WA

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“Present / Tense” features paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Malayka Gormally & Tom Gormally. Spaceworks Gallery is honored to bring this exhibit to Tacoma, and we invite you to join us for the opening reception or during regular gallery hours.

Malayka explores emotional strength, connection, and conflict between people of disparate races, generations, and political beliefs. Tom critiques the current political and social zeitgeist.

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Social Media for Social Good

November 16, 2017, 7 PM – 9PM
$5 ($3 goes to Tacoma Urban League)

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Grow, Market Your Business at Women and Minority-Owned Business Networking Event

28 Mar

Sourced Write and the Tacoma Urban League present

Our Hub: WMBE Resource Event

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Bates Technical College | 2320 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98405

High caliber networking | Refreshments provided | Space is limited

Free Registration for Attendees

Booths available for businesses and organizations, see event link for registration

This event is part of Our Hub series which will be hosted in Tacoma March 30th, to discuss how to market your business to the government and where to find resources to further your business. At this free event, in addition to networking, you will hear from two keynote speakers and one guest speaker.

“This event brought my start-up business into a whole new realm of opportunity!”
– L. Gamble, Renaissance21

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Artists, Community Members, Students Invited to Submit to Art Windows Bremerton’s Call for Art

24 Mar

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2017

Artwork Installation: April 30, 2017 and ongoing

Duration: 1-3 months, depends on the venue

Artist Stipends: $100-$300 budget, depends on complexity and duration of installation

Next Call For Art rotation will be Aug, Sept, July.

Art Windows Bremerton sculptural installations by Carla Grahn and Marie Weichman

Sculptural installations by Carla Grahn and Marie Weichman. Art Windows Bremerton Issued Call For Art Due March 30, 2017

Residents of the City of Bremerton, the Kitsap Peninsula as well as artists around Puget Sound have a great opportunity to exhibit their artwork, exercise display design, and infuse Bremerton with creative installations. Continue reading

VIBE’s Business Plan Competition Raises Stakes

8 Mar


Do you have a solution to a real need in Tacoma? Do you have a product that can take off with some advice, resources, and investment? This new competition in Tacoma may help your dream startup thrive by offering in-kind services from local businesses as well as a $25,000 cash prize for your venture for a total value of $50,000.

Submission Deadline: March 31st.

Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) launched the Business Plan Competition  to motivate talented Tacoma and Pierce County residents to shift their plans into gear. Continue reading

Artist Mentorship Night at 1120 Creative House Connects The Dots

6 Mar
Tacoma artists and art patrons mingle at 1120 Creative house. Third Thursday Artwalk, November 2015.

Tacoma artists and art patrons mingle at 1120 Creative house. Third Thursday Artwalk, November 2015. Photo by Kris Crews.

Sometimes the art world can seem impenetrable. How can you as an artist break into it? And once you’ve broken into it, how do you make it? Continue reading

Marketing Services in Tacoma

13 Jan

Every business needs a voice to communicate with its target audience. While many creative entrepreneurs have skills in graphic design and social media use, wearing many hats can distract the owners from driving the vision of their company. Marketing services help companies find a strategic way to communicate their value to the customers and work together with small business owners to tell their stories.

Spaceworks has put together a list of unique marketing companies in Tacoma that can help you do business better because they offer services from advertising design to crafting a comprehensive communication strategy. Each of these marketing companies is a participant in the Spaceworks’ Creative Enterprise Program and offer something different. But they all know first-hand the challenges and rewards of doing small business in the City of Destiny. Continue reading

Spaceworks FISH TANK – November 15, 2016

10 Nov

Spaceworks Fish Tank - Small Business Pitch Event by Tacoma Entrepreneurs

Spaceworks Tacoma invites you to get a first glimpse at the new round of Creative Enterprise participants who have a plan to make Tacoma brighter. Over the last few months, these entrepreneurs attended classes in our training program to learn how to start or grow their businesses. Continue reading

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