[Tacoma Arts Month 2023]
October 19, 2023
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!QHh2uU1cGirY_r91nZGMwKR905zLMJw6bLdksuUE7K4JBQXJnBxFhdnwDUZBKIMEWz35AmQoAqM0f0d_fz4QY7YC9A5ugJH1Fd2vQvM$! Find the perfect event for your family, friends, or indulge your creative self with a workshop or class.
[Arts Calendar 2023]
Save the Date for Arts at the Armory
[AAA Image]November 11 & 12
11 am – 5 pm
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Free and for all ages
Tacoma artists working in all artistic disciplines and mediums, welcome you to the spacious Tacoma Armory for a unique interactive arts experience. Artists will be sharing their work and you will have an opportunity to learn about the artistic process and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Livehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartslive.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!QHh2uU1cGirY_r91nZGMwKR905zLMJw6bLdksuUE7K4JBQXJnBxFhdnwDUZBKIMEWz35AmQoAqM0f0d_fz4QY7YC9A5ugJH1axCb0Ac$.
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!QHh2uU1cGirY_r91nZGMwKR905zLMJw6bLdksuUE7K4JBQXJnBxFhdnwDUZBKIMEWz35AmQoAqM0f0d_fz4QY7YC9A5ugJH17J3ftqw$). Click here for a map and directions.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/goo.gl/maps/M17i7MqvV15uChJq9__;!!CRCbkf1f!QHh2uU1cGirY_r91nZGMwKR905zLMJw6bLdksuUE7K4JBQXJnBxFhdnwDUZBKIMEWz35AmQoAqM0f0d_fz4QY7YC9A5ugJH1ZYngpj0$
Public Transit: The Tacoma Armory is serviced by Pierce Transithttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.piercetransit.org/pierce-transit-routes/__;!!CRCbkf1f!QHh2uU1cGirY_r91nZGMwKR905zLMJw6bLdksuUE7K4JBQXJnBxFhdnwDUZBKIMEWz35AmQoAqM0f0d_fz4QY7YC9A5ugJH1yWScXr8$ 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
[Wendy Wahman]Wendy Wahman
Wendy Wahman’s illustrations have appeared in the LA Times, NY Times, Boston Globe, Harper’s Magazine, and more. She is best known for her children’s picture books, which include: ”Don’t Lick the Dog,” "Old Pearl," "Pony in the City," "A Cat Like That," and others. Her current work is in the adult realm: "Wenderings," are stream-of-consciousness/surreal black-and-white line drawings. Check them out on Instagram.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.instagram.com/wendywahman2/__;!!CRCbkf1f!QHh2uU1cGirY_r91nZGMwKR905zLMJw6bLdksuUE7K4JBQXJnBxFhdnwDUZBKIMEWz35AmQoAqM0f0d_fz4QY7YC9A5ugJH1lOB6UCY$
[Dallas Blenz]Dallas Blenz
Dallas is a 26-year-old trans/queer artist living in Tacoma. He is self-taught in watercolor paints, acrylic paints, polymer clay, and digital media. Dallas' art depicts the stillness of nature, the chaos of mental health, and all the resilient moments in between. When he is not creating art, Dallas works in community behavioral health and is working toward his Master of Social Work. He also enjoys backpacking with his dog. You can see more of Dallas's work on his Instagram.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.instagram.com/graciouslyanxious/__;!!CRCbkf1f!QHh2uU1cGirY_r91nZGMwKR905zLMJw6bLdksuUE7K4JBQXJnBxFhdnwDUZBKIMEWz35AmQoAqM0f0d_fz4QY7YC9A5ugJH1MHYd3FI$
[Blue Cactus Press]Blue Cactus Press
Blue Cactus Press is an independent publishing house crafting books that serve as community resources, by collaborators from historically marginalized groups. They create books and open dialogue that move us toward liberation. Their catalog includes poetry, fiction, self-help, business, sociology, memoir, and anti-racism genres. Browse through their books, journals, and more, on the Blue Cactus Press website. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/bluecactuspress.com/__;!!CRCbkf1f!QHh2uU1cGirY_r91nZGMwKR905zLMJw6bLdksuUE7K4JBQXJnBxFhdnwDUZBKIMEWz35AmQoAqM0f0d_fz4QY7YC9A5ugJH1NxyTXa4$
AMOCAT Arts Awards Spotlight on Foster's Creative
Foster's Creative aspires to create a company that moves beyond marketing to establish genuine connections within the community. Being artists themselves, they immerse themselves in the field of advertising, aiming to convert their creative expertise into a business capable of providing for their families. However, their overarching goal is to invest in their community by narrating meaningful stories and crafting enduring art.
Foster’s Creative has the privilege of collaborating with numerous local businesses, non-profit organizations, and artists. Their marketing campaigns and events often serve as platforms for fostering collaborations between these three sectors. They take pleasure in assisting their clients in discovering ways to collaborate with organizations they admire, thereby creating unique and intriguing avenues for local businesses to positively impact their communities through investment, networking, and giving back.
In 2023, Foster’s Creative had the honor of working on several projects that deeply resonated with their team. Among them were the 40th-anniversary film for the Tacoma Dome and a project known as “Ten of Us.”
“Ten of Us” holds a special place as a passion project for Foster’s Creative. It represents a multifaceted, community-oriented initiative featuring over 40 visual artists, musicians, hip-hop artists, and storytellers, all coming together to celebrate Tacoma through a film, art book, and series of events. They are joined by the influential Tacoma brand eTc as a collaborator on “Ten of Us,” emphasizing their consistent goal of fostering collaboration and connection, even in their internal projects.
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[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!QHh2uU1cGirY_r91nZGMwKR905zLMJw6bLdksuUE7K4JBQXJnBxFhdnwDUZBKIMEWz35AmQoAqM0f0d_fz4QY7YC9A5ugJH1ZqeSYl4$
Photo credit: Ripple Effect, Mary Mann, 2023 (Schuster Parkway & N. 30th Street), Photograph by Ricky Reyes
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