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Join in the Conversation about Creative Space in Tacoma

Join in the Conversation about Creative Space


Nov. 19, 2014



Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160

Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253)591-2054


Join in the Conversation about Creative Space in Tacoma


Tacoma, Wash. -- The public is invited to attend a community conversation about creative vitality and its relationship to space on Dec. 4 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the Tacoma Post Office Building, Post Hall (1102 A Street, 4th floor).


Space for creative activity is an important ingredient for flourishing neighborhoods and cities.  “We are looking at how to build our neighborhoods to include the arts as a sustainable creative life-force in traditional and non-traditional ways.  Maintaining and creating opportunities for creative expression and production is essential to a vibrant community,” states City Arts Administrator Amy McBride.


Special guest Michael Seiwerath, executive director of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation will share how they transformed a police parking lot into a beautiful destination including affordable housing, performing arts space,community meeting space and local retail. 12 Avenue Arts just celebrated its grand opening in Seattle and is pivotal to a movement making Capitol Hill a designated arts district.


Wendy Holmes and Teri Deaver from Artspace, the nation’s leader in artist-led community transformation will discuss creative place making and announce the launch of Artspace’s new market survey about creative space needs in Tacoma that will enable people to make their specific needs known. More information about Artspace can be found at artspace.org/about.


Enjoy refreshments and meet representatives from local organizations and creative space providers including Spaceworks Tacoma, Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office, Tacoma Housing Authority, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Metro Parks Tacoma and more.


This free public event is hosted by the City of Tacoma and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation with the generous support of JP Morgan Chase. RSVPs are requested to Hayli@gtcf.org or by calling (253) 383-5622.