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Tacoma Studio Tour 2017- Spaceworks Participants

12 Oct

On October 14 & 15, 2017, you are invited inside the working studios of 70 local artists to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. Plus, you can even win some fabulous items hand-crafted by a selection of artists on the tour just for getting your Studio Tour Passport stamped at each studio address you visit. All studios will feature demonstrations or will have hands-on activities for visitors. It’s family friendly and free!

Check out TacomaArtsMonth.com for the full list of artists, schedule, your Tacoma Studio Tour Passport, and an interactive map where you can plot your own custom tour course.

Pick up your passport at Spaceworks Gallery, or any Studio Tour locations. You’ll find artist details, and contact information, as well as Studio Tour Passport. Get 8 or more stamps to enter drawing for prizes made by local artists.

Studios are open 11am – 5pm. We encourage you to bring cash or check for any purchases you would like to make.

Here’s a short list of some of the artists and entrepreneurs that have worked with Spaceworks over the years, although there’s much more to see: Continue reading

2017 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 7 — Tacoma Arts

2 Oct

This is part 7 in our series highlighting the artists participating in the Tacoma Studio Tour this October. What: Tacoma Studio Tour Where: 42 studio locations around Tacoma When: October 14 & 15, 11 am – 5 pm Cost: FREE! You are invited inside the working studios of 70 local artists to learn about the artistic […]

via 2017 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 7 — Tacoma Arts

2017 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 6 — Tacoma Arts

30 Sep

This is part 6 in our series highlighting the artists participating in the Tacoma Studio Tour this October. What: Tacoma Studio Tour Where: 42 studio locations around Tacoma When: October 14 & 15, 11 am – 5 pm Cost: FREE! You are invited inside the working studios of 70 local artists to learn about the artistic […]

via 2017 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 6 — Tacoma Arts

Pete Goldlust Under the Microscope

27 Sep

 

By Lisa Kinoshita

I can still remember my childhood astonishment after suctioning pond water into an eyedropper, squeezing out a quivering droplet under a microscope – and watching a hidden universe explode with swimming, squirming organisms bashing into each other like bumper cars.  That same happy sense of discovery pervades Bismo’d, an art installation by Pete Goldlust on view at the Woolworth Windows, Broadway and S. 11th St., through November. Continue reading

2017 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 5 — Tacoma Arts

13 Sep

This is part 5 in our series highlighting the artists participating in the Tacoma Studio Tour this October. What: Tacoma Studio Tour Where: 42 studio locations around Tacoma When: October 14 & 15, 11 am – 5 pm Cost: FREE! You are invited inside the working studios of 70 local artists to learn about the artistic […]

View the list of artists: 2017 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 5 — Tacoma Arts

2017 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 3 — Tacoma Arts

31 Aug

This is part 3 in our series highlighting the artists participating in the Tacoma Studio Tour this October. What: Tacoma Studio Tour Where: 42 studio locations around Tacoma When: October 14 & 15, 11 am – 5 pm Cost: FREE! You are invited inside the working studios of 70 local artists to learn about the artistic […]

See the list here: 2017 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 3 — Tacoma Arts

May 18th Tacoma Art Walk – Spaceworks Highlights

17 May

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Spaceworks Gallery is hosting an exhibition by clay animator Bruce Bickford

UPLANDOS
Art of Bruce Bickford

OPENING RECEPTION

May 18th, 6-9pm

Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave Suite 205, Tacoma, WA
(Entrance on 11th street)

FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

Artist will be present
Light food and beverage
Event on Facebook

SWgallery“In 1964, Bruce got his first 8-m m movie camera and started combining his passion for clay with a stop motion animation technique called clay animation. What started out as simple, almost crude films would soon develop into projects characterized by an almost obsessive attention to detail paired with surreal stream of consciousness stories. It is this combination that makes his work both so unique and so incompatible with mainstream culture…” continue reading on the Spaceworks Blog


art of alchemy

A showcase of works by students, skaters, & supporters of Alchemy

THE ART OF ALCHEMY

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October Art Walk at 1120 Creative House

13 Oct

claw-show

C.L.A.W. Monsters in Thrift Art Show


This October The Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians presents you with another installation of art made using found objects. During Third Thursday Art Walk make a stop at 1120 Creative House to look at the bizzarely attractive, and scary good artworks that engage your imagination.

C.L.A.W. ARTISTS: Mark Brill, Jennevieve Schiemmer, James Stowe, Mark Monlux, Anique Zimmer, RR Anderson, Steve Barnard, Travis Bundy, Thorax O’Tool, Brandon Pierce, Steve Garvin!

GUEST C.L.A.W. ARTISTS: Amanda Pool, Chandler Woodfin, Ms. Darcy, Brian Hutcheson (and many more maybe!)

Space: 1120 Creative House (1120 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA – Map it)

Time: 7-10pm, October 20, 2016,

LIVE MUSIC by Tacoma Noise Rodeo

Although the art will be on display at the Creative House for the duration of October, your main opportunity for open house access and live entertainment is on Third Thursday so make it a stop on your Art Walk.

A little background:

C.L.A.W. started up this curated, traveling Thrift Art Show two years ago using forlorn vintage paintings purchased at Salvation Army or Goodwill. The absurdist artists then add monsters or sci-fi characters to change the context and offer a cheeky conversation between old and new ideas. Breathing with new life, the paintings are offered for sale to support art supplies for the cartoonists as well as fund their scholarship offered to students pursuing careers in illustration or cartooning. Since their first show at the Old Post Office (now called Courthouse Square) this show has morphed & traveled across many interesting venues in Tacoma including galleries and dive bars. Interested parties have the option to support the artists and scholarship fund by purchasing the paintings. The league also welcomes partnership opportunities with people who want to put up this eclectic exhibit into their spaces.


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Reminder: Apply to Metal-Urge 2014

18 Apr

The Tacoma Arts Commission is seeking professional artists from Washington and Oregon who work in metal or whose work incorporates metal as an important component, for exhibition opportunities in conjunction with Metal-Urge. Metal-Urge is Tacoma’s city-wide celebration of the metal arts during which venues around Tacoma will program a wide variety of metal-based activities including exhibits, workshops, lectures, festivals, and more. The event will run October 1 to November 30, 2014.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 25, 2014, midnight

Click here for application

October 1st through November 30th, 2014

October 1st through November 30th, 2014

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Watch “artTown” Documenting Tacoma Artists

11 Oct
Impressive new TV series of documentary-style spotlights on Tacoma artists and entrepreneurs.

Impressive new TV series of documentary-style spotlights on Tacoma artists and entrepreneurs. Watch it on cable, or online!

The City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department’s Arts Program – announces the launch of “artTown,” a cultural documentary-style TV initiative exploring Tacoma’s emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest. The quarterly series offers segments featuring diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines. The show launches today – you can view anytime online or watch tonight at 8 p.m. on TV Tacoma.

“In developing the concept for ‘artTown,’ we wanted to offer a more holistic look at creativity in Tacoma,” said Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride. “In addition to what people traditionally think of as ‘creative,’ such as fine art, music or dance, we also plan to spotlight other creative areas of interest that have really flourished in our city like food, fashion, innovative education practices, architecture and more. You’ll see some of that in this first episode.”

The inaugural episode features:

music composed by local artist Isaac Solverson

J.D. Elquist and Travis Pranger from Feather and Oar

Pacific Avenue Streetscape artists Elizabeth Conner and Daniel Martin

graphic designer Art Chantry and letterpress artist Lance Kagey of Beautiful Angle

Metro Parks historian Melissa McGinnis

Tacoma School of the Arts instructors Robin Jaecklein and Kareem Kandi

Arts EnviroChallenger teaching artist Meredith Essex

illustrator and designer Sean Alexander

glass artist Sarah Gilbert

dance choreographer Carla Barragan

jazz musician Kareem Kandi

Old Town Dock public artist Chandler O’Leary

and much more…. Continue reading

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