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New Episode of artTown

New Episode of artTown


January 15, 2019



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054


New Episode of artTown Now Available 

Tacoma, Wash. – The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office – in partnership with the Office of Arts and 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. 

The new episode spotlights public art at the People’s Community Center, how Tacoma's Artist in Residence program worked to engage the community on the issue of homelessness through In Our Backyard, and artists Kevin Miller, Will Jordan and Joe Edwards.  

Launched in 2013, the series has earned numerous awards and features diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines. Offering a more holistic look at creativity in Tacoma, artTown stretches beyond what people might traditionally think of as “creative” – such as fine art, music or dance – to spotlight other creative areas of interest that have flourished in Tacoma like fashion, innovative education practices, socially-engaged work and more. 

Online, full episodes of artTown are available at cityoftacoma.org/artTown and the City’s YouTube account. Portions of the show are also available through the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. On TV Tacoma, artTown airs on Mondays at noon, Tuesdays at 1 AM, Wednesdays at 8 AM, Thursdays at 6 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 5 PM and Sundays at 5 AM.