Celebrate 20 Years of Tacoma Arts Month!
September 28, 2021
20 Years of 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 full 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. Events are taking place virtually and in-person. All you have to do is choose what you want to enjoy. Take this opportunity to experience something new as we celebrate Tacoma’s cultural community.
Celebrate arts. Experience culture. Embrace community. Connect with creativity. Share joy.
These newsletters will be sent weekly through October. For more information, visit TacomaArtsMonth.orghttps://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/www.tacomaartsmonth.org__;!!CRCbkf1f!Cstgq6vr3bPPhFJJMw5A1BJzkpK6RN8IbM53ZJ-xDbRWgCRPF-pPMg7vM3-Iw4-k6xGl$ and check out each presenter's website.
Looking for something to do this October?
Find an Event
Visit the Tacoma Arts Month Events webpagehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/events/__;!!CRCbkf1f!Cstgq6vr3bPPhFJJMw5A1BJzkpK6RN8IbM53ZJ-xDbRWgCRPF-pPMg7vM3-Iw692GDtU$ where you can find a calendar full of arts and culture events happening throughout the month. Browse all events in the calendar, search by a specific date, or use the search or filter functions to look for specific programs. New events are being added all the time.
Add an Event
Have an arts or culture event, activity, class, workshop, or exhibit that is happening in Tacoma this October that you’d like included in this calendar? Click here to add an eventhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/app.time.ly/signup?calendar_id=54705487__;!!CRCbkf1f!Cstgq6vr3bPPhFJJMw5A1BJzkpK6RN8IbM53ZJ-xDbRWgCRPF-pPMg7vM3-Iw_jmnEJF$ to the Tacoma Arts Month calendar. If you need assistance, please follow these step-by-step directionshttps://cms.cityoftacoma.org/CEDD/TacomaCulture/arts/TA_TAMonth_AddingEventsToCalendar.pdf.
Celebrate 20 Years of Tacoma Arts Month!
[Trio Guadalevin at the Foss Waterway Seaport]Friday, October 1
8:00 - 8:30 pm
TV Tacoma and YouTube
Tune in to our 20th Anniversary special program as we celebrate where we’ve been and where we are going. This 30-minute program will include a blessing from the Puyallup Tribe as well as performances by Tacoma Poet Laureate Lydia K. Valentine, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Tacoma Refugee Choir, Write253, Trio Guadalevin, and Northwest Sinfonietta in collaboration with Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.). It will also honor our collective community for the work they have done during the past year to buoy spirits and bring us together in new ways.
Premiers October 1 at 8:00 pm on TV Tacoma (channel 12). Program will replay throughout the month as follows:
Or, watch anytime starting October 1 at YouTube.com/CityofTacomahttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.youtube.com/user/CityofTacoma__;!!CRCbkf1f!Cstgq6vr3bPPhFJJMw5A1BJzkpK6RN8IbM53ZJ-xDbRWgCRPF-pPMg7vM3-Iwxcm8oFb$
AMOCAT Arts Awards
[You'll Heal Tacoma project by Jessica Spring]The 2021 AMOCAT Arts Awards honor our collective community for the work we have done, in big and small ways, to buoy spirits and bring us together these past two years.
We acknowledge how difficult the past two years have been and we look to you, our community, to tell us who and what has made a difference in our community through the arts. Who inspired you with their creativity? Who kept you going through it all? Where did wonder and care show up in your neighborhood?
No creative contribution is too small. Think next-door, think down the street, think Tacoma! Consider the folx who made sidewalk chalk art, sewed masks, painted murals, set up displays in windows and yards, provided virtual arts experiences, and more.
HONOR YOUR COMMUNITY AND SHARE!
To submit your honoree, provide a name, short description, and photo or video, if possible, and share it with us anytime October 1 – 31 through one of these methods:
Arts at the Armory
[Arts at the Armory photo collage]October 16 & 17
11 am – 5 pm
Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima Ave
Free and for all ages
Over 90 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, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations.
Enjoy live music by Kareem Kandi World Orchestra on Saturday and Stephanie Anne Johnson on Sunday. Music sponsored by KNKX.
This event will follow all current Covid-19 health and safety protocols. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.
Visit the Arts at the Armory webpagehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory/__;!!CRCbkf1f!Cstgq6vr3bPPhFJJMw5A1BJzkpK6RN8IbM53ZJ-xDbRWgCRPF-pPMg7vM3-Iwx-ty6Lo$ to learn more about all of the participating artists.
Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Livehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartslive.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!Cstgq6vr3bPPhFJJMw5A1BJzkpK6RN8IbM53ZJ-xDbRWgCRPF-pPMg7vM3-Iw17MNbKo$.
A & G Mealing, Abigail Kok, Adrian Milanio, Ahlix Hale, Alex Cunningham, Alexzandria Garrett, Amy Lewis, Ann Darling, B. Eugene B., Bethany Cramer, Blue Cactus Press, Brenda Cummings, Casey MacDonald, Cassandra Kuring, Chandler O'Leary, Charde' Baker, Chelsia Berry, Chip Van Gilder, Claire Parrish, Cora Wells, Crystal Cox, Cyan Leder, Danielle Jordan, Darcy Jones, Deborah Renee, Dierdre Patterson, Dino Macioci, Elayne Vogel, Erika Norris, Gillian Nordlund, Hannah Sezer, Heather W. Ernst, Holly Knoll, Hoyt Crace, Ixia Tile Tacoma, Jaeda Reed, Jess Guatney, Jessica Spring, Joe Gallagher, Josh Harriman, Joshua Lee, Judith Perry, Jules Nemish, Julia White, Kathryn Anderson, Katie Dean, Kcie Monk, Kelly Lynch, Kellz Moylan, Kelsey Parkhurst, Kristina Batiste, L. J. Kuring, Luna Malia Azzouni, Lydia K. Valentine, Lynn Di Nino, Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow, Mackenzie Hough, Maria Jost, Marit Berg, Mark Anthony Smith, Mark Tabaczynski, Mary Mann, Mary Patton, Mauricio Robalino, Mayumi Harris, Melissa Metzler, Nick Stokes, Nicole Turner, Nicole Lockard, Noah Struthers, Nora Prindle, Oliver Doriss, Olivia Sherman, Penny Russell AKA FireHorse, Rachel Heimbigner, Reid Ozaki, Roberto Sanchez, Steven Grice, Suzanne Skaar, Tacoma Life Drawing Group, Tacoma Light Trail, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.), Taylor Cox, Teonna Manson-St. Ours, Teresa Owens, Teri Mori, Tim Peirson, Tracy Painter, Trenard Waite, Trevor Warren, Yuka Petz
Thank you to our sponsors:
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