Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce designed to activate empty storefronts. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space available to artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups by placing them in unused commercial properties.
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Tacoma Arts Month
Each October, Tacoma celebrates Tacoma Arts Month - 31 days dedicated to showing off the very best about our community. The month is brimming with hundreds of arts and culture programs and there is something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and theater performances; visual art exhibits; literary readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings and cultural events.
Learn more about Tacoma Arts Month.
Tacoma Murals Project
The Tacoma Murals Project joins artists and communities through the collaborative process of mural-making to create powerful artworks that can transform public spaces, neighborhood identities, and individual lives.
Learn more about the Tacoma Murals Project.
Tacoma Poet Laureate
The Tacoma Poet Laureate program showcases local artists who actively contribute to and advance Tacoma’s literary community in meaningful ways through readings, performances, workshops, presentations, publications and special projects.
Learn more about the Tacoma Poet Laureate.
This program provides relevant educational opportunities for K-5 students that integrate visual arts and science to increase access to and quality of arts education and science education and raise student awareness of environmental practices.
Learn more about Arts EnviroChallenger.
AMOCAT Arts Awards
The AMOCAT Arts Awards recognize those in our community who provide distinctive contributions to the arts. The honorees work hard to support and build our community by innovating in artistic excellence.
Learn more about the AMOCAT Arts Awards.
artTown is a cultural documentary-style TV show exploring Tacoma's emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest. The series offers segments featuring diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines.
Learn more about artTown and watch online.