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Come to NEON to Build a Brighter Tacoma

2 Jun

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On June 10th, 2017, Spaceworks will be hosting its annual fundraiser NEON, offering an opportunity to dress up, and enjoy a party of colors and creativity. Live art and entertainment will fill the evening at Tin Can Alley while attendees win local art and small business experiences in auctions, raffles, and games.

Spaceworks Tacoma invites you to

NEON: Spaceworks Annual Fundraiser
June 10th, 2017, 6PM (5PM – VIP Happy Hour)

Tickets: $40 general admission or $125 VIP (couples’ discount available)
Please join us in Creative Cocktail Attire pinterest icon


Tin Can Alley
2620 E G St, Tacoma, WA 98421
Event Contact: Kate Monthy 253.682.1741 x102

“Spaceworks is an innovative program that is helping to build up the creative and entrepreneurial landscape in our city,” says program manager Heather Joy. The program began in 2010 as a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. She says that people still rave about last year’s event and that this year’s NEON will be even better.

Related Post: Why Neon? by Lisa Fruichantie

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Naomi and JP Strom-Avila enjoy the live auction under the neon lights made by Galen Turner at NEON 2016. Photo by Scott Haydon.

“This year NEON will be stepped up a notch in terms of performance,” says Joy. “For example, we booked a local band The Happy Sinners for VIP Happy Hour entertainment. But we also have a fun surprise in store. Our mystery musical guests will be a crowd favorite for sure as well as the drag queens selling raffle tickets!” Continue reading

Watch Seventh Episode of Tacoma’s ‘artTown’ TV Show

10 Jan

The City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office – in partnership with the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality – has released a new episode of artTown, a cultural documentary-style TV initiative exploring Tacoma’s emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest. In this episode: Learn about the critically acclaimed exhibition 30 Americans, […]

via Now on view! Seventh episode of Tacoma’s ‘artTown’ TV show — Tacoma Arts

2016: Year in Photos

29 Dec

2016 quickly ramped up to be an exciting ride of cultural activities and business opportunities, bringing many new things. Spaceworks had a landmark year! We doubled the capacity of our Creative Enterprise program, invited the public to ‘Fish Tank’ where entrepreneurs made business pitches to a panel of experts, launched the Spaceworks Gallery on the corner of 11th & Commerce, hosted our 1st inaugural auction/fundraiser NEON, and added 3 new staff members!  This look back at the many events in which Spaceworks took part shows a very active year. Tacoma is what we make it, let’s keep making it vibrant.

New Spaceworks Development Coordinator Kate Monthy

19 Feb


Kate Monthy is an educator, dancer, entrepreneur, and Tacoma native and enthusiast. Kate is thrilled to work as the Development Coordinator for Spaceworks. “As a Tacoman, I have long appreciated Spacework’s effort to bring art, vibrancy and a community presence to the visual landscape of Tacoma. I am fortunate to be a part of this team to sustain and grow the already blossoming future of Spaceworks. ” As Development Coordinator she works to bring diversity and innovation to funding, community giving and sponsorship to Spaceworks.

As an educator, Kate is an Adjunct Artist at the Tacoma School of the Arts teaching Ballet, as well as an instructor for Tacoma City Ballet. Kate has taught classical and contemporary ballet for 15 years. In her professional career as a dancer, she danced for Zoe|Juniper (Seattle) Eryc Taylor Dance Company (NYC) and Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle). She has toured nationally and internationally with Spectrum Dance Theater under the Direction of Donald Byrd. Also through Spectrum she participated as a U.S. Diplomat for Dance Motion U.S.A. teaching and performing internationally in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Kate received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University, as well as her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Washington. After graduating, she founded and directed MLKBallet, a tuition free ballet school in Tacoma. She continues to curate dance events in Tacoma such as MOVE! and Ten Tiny Dances.

Another Tacoma Post Office Building ART WALK!

15 Aug


Join us August 21st from 5-9pm for another night of surprise happenings scattered throughout the vast hallways, and beautiful rooms of a historic Tacoma landmark. The Tacoma Post Office Building partners with Spaceworks to host an evening of art exhibits, open studios, short film screenings, plus a Spaceworks happy hour in the new event space Post Hall with DJ Schematik. Buzz has been steadily growing about the creative activation of this building and this event is your chance to explore it first-hand. Continue reading

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