November 3, 2023
Arts at the Armory Just 1 Week Away!
[AAA]November 11 & 12
11 am – 5 pm
Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima Avehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/goo.gl/maps/H7SDLgg8BSYNCJzk9__;!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kIebUdDA$
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!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2ka_ryPog$.
Artists: Over 100 artists will be participating in this year's Arts at the Armory. Find more about each artist here!https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory/__;!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kD9MBI8I$
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!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kbfMnNcM$). Click here for a map and directions.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/goo.gl/maps/M17i7MqvV15uChJq9__;!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kiF96D-M$
Public Transit: The Tacoma Armory is serviced by Pierce Transithttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.piercetransit.org/pierce-transit-routes/__;!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kGxl3Y7I$ 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. Taqueria Hermanos Cardonahttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.facebook.com/people/Taqueria-hermanos-cardona/100063525700034/__;!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2k_j4oanE$, the Tacoma famous taco truck near the Fred Meyers, as well as the Corndoggeryhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/corndoggery.com/__;!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kPyAK9Zk$, will be there to provide some delicious food!
Arts At the Armory Artist Highlights
[Paige Pettibon]Paige Pettibon
Paige is a mixed-race descendant of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, raised on Coast Salish territories alongside one of the country’s largest urban Native populations. She draws on her lived experience to create images that highlight the complexity of Indigenous identities, and uplift shared community values. Paige works across many media, from digital design to painting, to handcrafted jewelry and public art.
[Josh C. Lee]Josh C. Lee
Self-taught artist Josh C. Lee brings his reality to life through art. He brings out the essence of a person, place, or thing through his work. Capturing the spirit of his subjects in every piece created. Every little detail is carefully placed, so that you cannot take it all in at a single glance. Josh works in mixed media using charcoal, graphite, color pencil, markers, and paint on paper.
[Mauricio Robalino]Mauricio Robalino
Mauricio loves to draw. Those are his seeds that lead to paintings, mosaics, and sculptures. His timeless and magic stick figures emerge from his hands to tell unique and original stories based on the adventures of flesh and blood human beings. Mauricio loves color and he likes dynamic compositions. He grew up on the Equator and now lives and creates on the Tacoma Hilltop. Come and visit with him!
Events to Watch This November
November brings some fantastic events to cozy up to and warm yourself with.
[Kareem Kandi World Orchestra Free Concert]On Sunday, November 5, The Kareem Kandi World Orchestrahttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https*3A*2F*2Ffb.me*2Fe*2F1MKaJEaNw&h=AT2nC8523wGElBLh6pMaoFOw-lDpPWULNabK-30CMge7aAzSJSvtjJOWSKOXCplhJrIG0kwXm47dRrFUsNJ3PEPBpf6Q-ipGk_4iiTyiu69VFttwpZVx8FfUp00-DsAwhA&__tn__=-UK-R&c*5B0*5D=AT0MKrpMrMWvllF818oi8b04LZgct4Dl_iplj5oIGG_j1ZSdhd9VcdIeZAjNjFPugrwzz4ZFb_TI3S4sUeVhBG9AzArSjr54eHgT1tN_SyXlZp5mJHps8DHxIBsSgF1JzRuME0Wt1dnKCgMhEQ9xFLo__8lUJLUjNH2_5KG4UYnbvwPy0o-lOKrzK7m9El1tYt5s5rspmEEm__;JSUlJSUlJQ!!CRCbkf1f!UabshNtLYBOUUxnrRPMbX1ugeTyO90XEhN7c90PXSJdbbncPP08-NvcY2YDsGmN-XeY-LUAU0ujdLcEWeziG9ZsylbsYJc81p4glE0Ep2Q%24 will premier several new compositions in The Spanish Ballroomhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.mcmenamins.com/elks-temple/spanish-ballroom/venue-info__;!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kaXJMOao$ at McMenamins Elks Temple (565 Broadway), as part of the East Meets West Suite Vol. 2.”
The evening will feature Kareem Kandi on saxophone, Greg Feingold on bass, and Stefan Schatz on Darbuka and Drumset.
After completing the suite, they will perform a second set of music featuring students from their Weekly Jazz Workshop.
5pm to 8pm, all ages welcome, no cover charge.
The performance can be attended in person or via livestream.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https*3A*2F*2Fwww.youtube.com*2Fc*2FTheKareemKandiWorldOrchestra&h=AT1T6-c-b6ACgZg_PnwnbroFsvG3Bw2DOj_gFdXPny_wwQZndT-qf08zJ2hQA3d7BNU4bByBstWSkraSLvBr0gyqU8Opo7PxAVz451XujTCRxvDi2DY6umxR9NGLffp0922VxvvRN2zlMCApJb-z&__tn__=q&c*5B0*5D=AT3TtpJFu26dCR7_8ZWpwQdwppeLTw57xmk5JdAx_oz9rw39HCkwUi1KWx_fyhSnmyIUk0_0s-A1Ggfk0mtLLK77jfaTGcnC5kkUYjm4sXOShl4GvlUTYRDgv1nmK6DeYD0l32gS3Um8ET446_PcP0Zhkvk7UASfG9KUYCrZPiRvmJdTo3Cv__;JSUlJSUlJQ!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kMUcpcJo$
The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support this event through the Community Arts Projects funding program.
[International Indigenous Film Festival Flyer]
Tacoma Sister Cities is presenting their annual International Indigenous Film Festivalhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.eventbrite.com/e/international-indigenous-film-festival-tickets-746181768757?aff=oddtdtcreator&fbclid=IwAR0AAQdRreQ4WfNgGvjwsf5VPU8NkKdDmaMQvBZW2wRUofXRx8vZ1M_seCo__;!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kzAH2oC8$ from Nov 7 – 9 at the Grand Cinema. Over 15 movies will be shown, with showings occurring in the late afternoon and mid evenings! A perfect time to see a movie and grab a bite to eat 😊
The City of Tacoma is proud to support this event through Community Arts Projects and Tacoma Creates funding.
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 $34.02 per person, per event (not including the cost of admission). This spending, which includes things like meals at local restaurants, local retail shopping, and transportation, makes a positive impact on our local economy. Your attendance at local arts and cultural events supports your favorite local spots and businesses!
You can read more about this study conducted by Americans for the Arts herehttps://www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/community_and_economic_development/office_of_arts/resources/arts___economic_prosperity.
[oacv hiring]We're hiring! The City of Tacoma is seeking a Division Manager for the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality (OACV). The ideal candidate is a dynamic, values-driven, visionary individual who is creative, proactive, results-oriented and displays strong operations, budget, and leadership expertise. They will have a demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice and prior experience supervising and directing a team of dedicated staff for a governmental or non-profit cultural agency.
The OACV supports the cultural sector in Tacoma in a variety of ways including funding programs, public art, community engagement, professional development, and support of the creative economy. The OACV has two branches - Arts and Tacoma Creates – and is deeply committed to inclusion, equity, and access across all its programs.
Applications are due by 5pm on Thursday, November 16. Click here for further information, and to apply.https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacoma/jobs/4123530/division-manager-arts-cultural-vitality__;!!CRCbkf1f!U8I2BRVieSY1V2HurTFKP1XYtU22XbVXU8jFVpuCkR-WlCnxmtEUUA1mtSzCMgqM9n3EhS0VE5AY0bbW2fdFvL3AoUoAGP2kzWBfSoY$
Photo credit: Ripple Effect, Mary Mann, 2023 (Schuster Parkway & N. 30th Street), Photograph by Ricky Reyes
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