[Tacoma Arts Month 2023]
Connect with Creativity this Weekend!
From the upcoming Tacoma Studio Tour this weekend, to the Arts at the Armory on November 11 and 12, Tacoma Arts Month is brimming with creativity, arts, and culture. Now is the time to celebrate the arts and embrace community.
Tacoma Studio Tour - This Weekend!
[Collage of photos from previous Studio Tour showing people interacting with artists and art work]October 14 & 15
11 am – 5 pm
Various locations around Tacoma
Free and for all ages
You are invited inside the working studios of 79 Tacoma artists to learn about the artistic process and purchase one of-a-kind creations. All studios will have a demonstration or hands-on activity for visitors. This is a self-guided tour.
Visit the Tacoma Studio Tour Webpagehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/studio-tour/__;!!CRCbkf1f!WADORjb-w9AliqBoZFMox9qZKTBcuZhk_M7HE55_XjEooy-rkYIjTlx0gDAVV17skmsGGVJzq_JA167HmBc0oJ5PGEDaG0TJCHzbc1-8pA$ for all the details including your Tacoma Studio Tour passport and an interactive map so you can plot your own custom tour course.
Enjoy this opportunity to connect with these Tacoma artists: Kelsey Alger, Mici Baker, Julie Baldock, Burl Battersby, Marit Berg, Alyssa Bergstrom, Adam Blankenship, Dionne Bonner, Jasmine Brown, Marci Carlson, In Memory of Bill Colby, Tom Comstock, Breyahna Coston, Taylor Cox, Craig and Crimson Cross, Chelsea Currah, Lisa Daniel, Laurie Davenport, Jenifer Davis, Cheryl DeGroot, Lynn Di Nino, Jennifer English, Heidi Erdmann, Lynne Farren, Jill Goodman, Steven Grice, Rich Hall, JW Harrington, Lisa Hasegawa, Hilltop Artists, Mark Hoppmann, Mark Hudak, Daniel Hunter, Hans Iverson, Sabrina Johnson, Gwen Jones, Jaymes Junio, Beautiful Angle, Diane Katz, Jane Kenyon, Blake La Rue, Juan La Torre, Amy Lansford, Amy Lewis, Drew Lindgren, Roberta Lowes, Mary Mann, Dorothy McCuistion, John McCuistion, Darrell McKinney, Michal Muehlheim-Peterson, Beverly Naidus, Yoshi Nakagawa, Andrea Newell Greenfield, Gillian Nordlund, Michelle Osborne, Kelsey Parkhurst, Mary Patton, Ronda Peck, Karen Perrine, Judith Perry, Mary Peterson, Yuka Petz, Terri Placentia, Mauricio Robalino, Tessa Rodgers, April Sanders, Bearded Seamstress, Toni Snyder, Jessica Spring, Nicole Turner, Elayne Vogel, Lloyd Warnes, Jennifer Weddermann, Cora Wells, Julia White, and Write253.
Studio Tour Passport
[Studio Tour Passport]Studio Tour Passport: Visit and Win!
A wonderful part of visiting artists during the Tacoma Studio Tour is completing your Studio Tour Passporthttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Studio-Tour-Passport.pdf__;!!CRCbkf1f!WADORjb-w9AliqBoZFMox9qZKTBcuZhk_M7HE55_XjEooy-rkYIjTlx0gDAVV17skmsGGVJzq_JA167HmBc0oJ5PGEDaG0TJCHxedVOxlw$. Many artists on the tour have created some special items that will be included in several packages that you can win. By completing your Studio Tour Passport with at least 7 stamps, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of several packages containing the artwork handcrafted by a selection of the artists on tour!
Studio Tour Artist Highlights
Juan La Torre
Tacoma Studio Tour, Studio #34
Juan La Torre is a Peruvian fine artist living and creating in Tacoma. Passionate about learning and innovation, creativity and kindness, the earth, the arts, home and family. He sells large and small paintings, prints, and sculptures, as well as handmade earrings, necklaces, magnets, and notebooks. He also recently created a coloring book to sell of some original designs titled "Symbols of Life" that includes inspirational quotes.
[Juan La Torre]
Tacoma Studio Tour, Studio #5
Rich Hall was born and raised in Queens, New York, attending The School of Art and Design and The School of Visual Arts in NYC. For over 25 years Rich was ‘sidetracked’ from art into the music industry. He returned to fine arts in 2009, with his first commissioned piece ordered in 2011. Among his recent commissions are pet portraits, Star Wars characters, and abstract art.
Tacoma Studio Tour, Studio #45
Marit has been living and working in Tacoma for over 20 years. She specializes in painting and printmaking, including lino-cut, etching, and screen-print media. Her subject-matter focuses on her fascination with a variety of animal species. She looks to mythical interpretations as well as the current impact of the changing environment on their habitats.
AMOCAT Arts Awards Spotlight on Southeast Asian Comedy Collective
The Southeast Asian Comedy Collective (SACC) works in upending commonly held stereotypes by highlighting the diverse cultures and identities of what it means to be Asian in America. With a collective of identities across cultures, generations, and upbringings the collective is using their voices to share unique experiences and perspectives with the world. How is this done? Through comedy.
SACC works with artists, production teams, and venues across the nation to produce comedy events. This includes the annual Southeast Asian New Year Comedy Celebration, Last Friday: A BIPOC Comedian and Pop-Up Kitchen Comedy Social, and Seasons Celebration Comedy Show.
SACC founding members include Meanroth Ny, Sydarith Bo, and Silong Chunn – all long-time Tacoma residents.
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Save the date for Arts at the Armory
[AAA Image]November 11 & 12
11 am – 5 pm
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Free and for all ages
Tacoma artists working in all artistic disciplines and mediums, welcome you to the spacious Tacoma Armory for a unique interactive arts experience. Artists will be sharing their work and you will have an opportunity to learn about the artistic process and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Livehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartslive.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!WADORjb-w9AliqBoZFMox9qZKTBcuZhk_M7HE55_XjEooy-rkYIjTlx0gDAVV17skmsGGVJzq_JA167HmBc0oJ5PGEDaG0TJCHyX9IljdQ$.
Parking: Street parking is available around the Tacoma Armory near the Pierce County-District Court Building, but is limited to either 30 minutes or one hour. Paid public parking is available adjacent to the campus, operated by LAZ Parking (downloadable app available here lazparking.com/apphttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/lazparking.com/app__;!!CRCbkf1f!WADORjb-w9AliqBoZFMox9qZKTBcuZhk_M7HE55_XjEooy-rkYIjTlx0gDAVV17skmsGGVJzq_JA167HmBc0oJ5PGEDaG0TJCHxPRkC1PQ$). Click here for a map and directions.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/goo.gl/maps/M17i7MqvV15uChJq9__;!!CRCbkf1f!WADORjb-w9AliqBoZFMox9qZKTBcuZhk_M7HE55_XjEooy-rkYIjTlx0gDAVV17skmsGGVJzq_JA167HmBc0oJ5PGEDaG0TJCHzLk0Zd1A$
Public Transit: The Tacoma Armory is serviced by Pierce Transithttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.piercetransit.org/pierce-transit-routes/__;!!CRCbkf1f!WADORjb-w9AliqBoZFMox9qZKTBcuZhk_M7HE55_XjEooy-rkYIjTlx0gDAVV17skmsGGVJzq_JA167HmBc0oJ5PGEDaG0TJCHy8KwpbuA$ bus routes 45 and 28
Food: Hungry? Local food trucks will be on-site during the event. You are welcome to enjoy your food inside the Roosevelt Room.
Thank you to our media sponsors:
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