October 15, 2021
Tacoma Arts Month: AMOCAT Arts Awards
Who has inspired you this past year? What has kept you going? We challenge you to take a moment and recognize the people in our community who've helped lift your spirits. Spread the love and appreciationhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tacomaartsmonth.org/amocat-arts-awards/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXep8ec4p3$.
These newsletters will be sent weekly through October. For more information, visit TacomaArtsMonth.orghttps://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.tacomaartsmonth.org__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXesL-7gvL$ and check out each presenter's website.
Honor Our Community and Share Your Appreciation
[#wearehere by Tiffanny Hammonds]
The 2021 AMOCAT Arts Awardshttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tacomaartsmonth.org/amocat-arts-awards/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXep8ec4p3$ 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?
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:
AMOCAT HONOREE EXCERPT
"For the Tacoma Arts 2021 AMOCAT Arts Awards I want to honor Spaceworks Tacomahttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.spaceworkstacoma.com/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXer0PBHKM$ and the hundreds of talented artists and creative entrepreneurs who call Tacoma home. Thanks for making our community a beautiful and engaging place to live."
Learn more about honorees and the AMOCAT Arts Awards herehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tacomaartsmonth.org/amocat-arts-awards/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXep8ec4p3$.
Image: Photo is from Spaceworks Tacoma's Star Bazaar and features the work of Tiffanny Hammonds. "You've made it. You persevered. You endured. Thank you for being here because you could've given up but you didn't. You are here. We survived."
Arts at the Armory
[Arts at the Armory Artists]
October 16 & 17
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima Avehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://goo.gl/maps/H7SDLgg8BSYNCJzk9__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXepgR_30s$
Free and for all ages
Arts at the Armory is happening this weekend! Meet over 90 Tacoma artists, working in all artistic disciplines and mediums, inside of the spacious Tacoma Armory. 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. Visit the Arts at the Armory webpagehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXekoOtqQa$ to learn more about all of the participating artists.
Enjoy live music by Kareem Kandi World Orchestra on Saturday at 1 - 4 pm and Stephanie Anne Johnson on Sunday at 2 - 4 pm. Music sponsored by KNKXhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.knkx.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXeraVQ2x5$.
Parking: Street parking is available around the Tacoma Armory near the Pierce County-District Court Building, but is limited to either 30 minutes or one hour. Paid public parking is available adjacent to the campus, operated by LAZ Parking (downloadable app available). Click here for a map and directions.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://goo.gl/maps/M17i7MqvV15uChJq9__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXeok-lbGY$
Public Transit: The Tacoma Armory is serviced by Pierce Transithttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.piercetransit.org/pierce-transit-routes/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXev6M2vn_$ bus routes 45 and 28
Health and Safety: This event will follow all current Covid-19 health and safety protocols. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.
Food Vendors: Burrito Boy food truck and Jan Parker Cookery will be on site to keep your body fueled.
Food Donations: Consider bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to Emergency Food Network.
Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Livehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tacomaartslive.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXeh7PeXrF$.
Image credit: All participating Arts at the Armory artists
Explore Tacoma this October
[Upcoming October Events]https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tacomaartsmonth.org/events/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXeuvYL_Ec$
Find an Event
Visit the Tacoma Arts Month Events pagehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tacomaartsmonth.org/events/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXeuvYL_Ec$ 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 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!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXeoezASId$ 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.
Washington Lawyers for the Arts: Free Legal Advice Week
[WLA LAW October]
Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) is offering WLA Legal Advice Week (“WLA LAW”)https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thewla.org/wla-law-artist-request-form?mc_cid=33b3384996&mc_eid=8f45180860__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXes4IOEvi$, a special week-long pro bono telephone clinic where artists and arts professionals statewide can get 30 minutes of FREE advice related to their legal issues from October 24-30.
Sign up for a 30-minute phone appointment with an experienced attorney using this online formhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thewla.org/wla-law-artist-request-form__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXer1mU7jI$. Intakes for the October phone clinic will be accepted until the evening of Thursday, October 21.
The clinic is open to artists and arts organizations throughout Washington State. Legal issues must relate to an artistic discipline but can cover a wide range of areas such as copyright, trademark, publicity rights, licensing, fair use, business formation, and contract review. Issues involving patent law, employment law, family law, criminal law and tax law are not appropriate for WLA LAW. Availability may be limited based on the type of legal issue and expertise of the participating attorneys.
WLA will get back to you shortly to gather more information and connect you with an attorney with whom you will arrange a 30-minute phone appointment on a mutually agreed day and time between October 24-30.
Watch the Tacoma Arts Month Anniversary Special
[Tacoma Refugee Choir]
Check out the Tacoma Arts Month 20th Anniversary special program as we celebrate where we’ve been and where we are going. This special program commemorating the 20th anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month includes 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.
Watch anytime on YouTubehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://youtu.be/RrKlQugrC1A__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXemdcr2hq$ or catch it on TV Tacoma (channel 12):
Image credit: Tacoma Refugee Choir
Thank you to our sponsors
Media Sponsors: Grit City Magazinehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://gritcitymag.com/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXepdSrsQ8$, Northwest Public Broadcastinghttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nwpb.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXerdsK5MJ$, ParentMaphttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.parentmap.com/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXeh8sklX9$, South Sound Magazinehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.southsoundmag.com/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXetCaLjKP$, Macaroni Kidhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://south-puget-sound.macaronikid.com/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXelSb1WKb$, KNKXhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.knkx.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXeraVQ2x5$, Previewhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://preview-art.com/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXeg9rT7ne$, Showcasehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://showcasemedialive.com/__;!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXetXYY7bo$, Travel Tacomahttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.traveltacoma.com/*__;Iw!!CRCbkf1f!HxdNHyYmiYO-wCN8f1vHy4k9hEGsAks2Cg73TuWrPFiMaqeKthX_VeDhYRdFirUXetaI15u8$
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