[Tacoma Arts Month 2023]
October 26, 2023
Arts & Economic Prosperity Study
[Picture of Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation Moon Festival 2022]Art & Culture Support Business
Arts lovers in Tacoma are not just spectators - they're contributors! In 2022, they injected $75.9 million into our local economy, just by attending nonprofit arts and culture events.
Tacoma's nonprofit arts and culture audiences spend an average of $34.02 per person, per event (not including the cost of admission). This spending, which includes things like meals at local restaurants, local retail shopping, and transportation, makes a positive impact on our local economy. Your attendance at local arts and cultural events supports your favorite local spots and businesses!
You can read more about this study conducted by Americans for the Arts herehttps://www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/community_and_economic_development/office_of_arts/resources/arts___economic_prosperity.
Arts at the Armory Just 2 Weeks Away!
[AAA Image]November 11 & 12
11 am – 5 pm
Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima Avehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/goo.gl/maps/H7SDLgg8BSYNCJzk9__;!!CRCbkf1f!TW8PuNYybkVedL_NbEsjKZI6ZTajw9D9Fv_fGYUugA140pwtypnydrqiYYXo_EFiYgu94Ue0XTk0yohruMtcvly9TIrEVLT5Q-BWL0s$
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!TW8PuNYybkVedL_NbEsjKZI6ZTajw9D9Fv_fGYUugA140pwtypnydrqiYYXo_EFiYgu94Ue0XTk0yohruMtcvly9TIrEVLT5iqDMTL4$.
Parking: Street parking is available around the Tacoma Armory near the Pierce County-District Court Building, but is limited to either 30 minutes or one hour. Paid public parking is available adjacent to the campus, operated by LAZ Parking (downloadable app available here lazparking.com/apphttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/lazparking.com/app__;!!CRCbkf1f!TW8PuNYybkVedL_NbEsjKZI6ZTajw9D9Fv_fGYUugA140pwtypnydrqiYYXo_EFiYgu94Ue0XTk0yohruMtcvly9TIrEVLT5spcPt2A$). Click here for a map and directions.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/goo.gl/maps/M17i7MqvV15uChJq9__;!!CRCbkf1f!TW8PuNYybkVedL_NbEsjKZI6ZTajw9D9Fv_fGYUugA140pwtypnydrqiYYXo_EFiYgu94Ue0XTk0yohruMtcvly9TIrEVLT5LuaoiOQ$
Public Transit: The Tacoma Armory is serviced by Pierce Transithttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.piercetransit.org/pierce-transit-routes/__;!!CRCbkf1f!TW8PuNYybkVedL_NbEsjKZI6ZTajw9D9Fv_fGYUugA140pwtypnydrqiYYXo_EFiYgu94Ue0XTk0yohruMtcvly9TIrEVLT5BCsUH1Y$ 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 Armory.
Arts At the Armory Artist Highlights
[Freyja Knott]Freyja Knott
Freyja is a 9-year-old artist who has been creating art since she was a toddler. Her doodles on the wall became doodles on paper and eventually led to her love for acrylic paints. She also dabbles in watercolor and digital art, but her passion lies in acrylic on canvas. Freyja has sold paintings for the holidays, LGBTQI+ pride, and BLM, to name a few categories she loves to create within.
[JW Harrington]JW Harrington
JW Harrington enjoys learning what interpretations viewers take from his abstract and figurative paintings – it’s a major motivation of his work. In his figurative paintings that include people, he focuses on identifiably Black or Brown people, to help normalize brown faces and bodies in fine art. He also enjoys giving studio guests a chance to create their own expressions in paint.
[RLH Fine Art]Rachel Heimbigner
Rachel Heimbigner is an intuitive imaginative realist oil painter. Her work is based on narrative storytelling of her subconscious journey into metaphysical realms, centered in spiritual awakening. She creates her own oil paints and glazing mediums by mixing pure pigments and oil, just as the old masters. Methodically layering her colors and glazes to produce gem/like richness and a depth. Each stroke and color made with a sense of purpose.
October Brings More Events!
October is packed with arts and culture events - to discover more of what Tacoma has to offer for Tacoma Arts Month, scroll through the many events in our Tacoma Arts Month Events Calendarhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/events/__;!!CRCbkf1f!TW8PuNYybkVedL_NbEsjKZI6ZTajw9D9Fv_fGYUugA140pwtypnydrqiYYXo_EFiYgu94Ue0XTk0yohruMtcvly9TIrEVLT528A55iU$! Find the perfect event for your family, friends, or indulge your creative self with a workshop or class.
[oacv hiring]We're hiring! The City of Tacoma is seeking a Division Manager for the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality (OACV). The ideal candidate is a dynamic, values-driven, visionary individual who is creative, proactive, results-oriented and displays strong operations, budget, and leadership expertise. They will have a demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice and prior experience supervising and directing a team of dedicated staff for a governmental or non-profit cultural agency.
The OACV supports the cultural sector in Tacoma in a variety of ways including funding programs, public art, community engagement, professional development, and support of the creative economy. The OACV has two branches - Arts and Tacoma Creates – and is deeply committed to inclusion, equity, and access across all its programs.
Applications are due by 5pm on Thursday, November 16. Click here for further information, and to apply.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacoma/jobs/4123530/division-manager-arts-cultural-vitality__;!!CRCbkf1f!TW8PuNYybkVedL_NbEsjKZI6ZTajw9D9Fv_fGYUugA140pwtypnydrqiYYXo_EFiYgu94Ue0XTk0yohruMtcvly9TIrEVLT5Q0fINMk$
Photo credit: Ripple Effect, Mary Mann, 2023 (Schuster Parkway & N. 30th Street), Photograph by Ricky Reyes
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