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ArtFull Tacoma

In July 2016, the Tacoma City Council adopted ArtFull Tacoma, a five-year strategic plan to direct the work of the Arts & Cultural Vitality Division and the Tacoma Arts Commission and ensure alignment with Tacoma 2025, the City of Tacoma's strategic plan.

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Mural Artist Roster

Perry Porter stands triumphantly in front of a mural painted in bright colors.

Tacoma has an abundance of talented artists, including many skilled mural artists who contribute to the livability of our neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors through public art. We maintain a publicly accessible roster of mural artists, living in Tacoma and Pierce County, who have been vetted by the Arts & Cultural Vitality Division and community members.


Interested in hiring an artist to paint a mural for your own project? Check out the new Mural Roster website to see artist biographies and past work samples, as well as contact information that you can use to connect with artists directly if you are interested in working with them!


Our roster currently includes 55 artists (alphabetical by first name): AJ Newland, Angela Larsen, Anthony Duenas, Bob Henry, Breyahna Monet, Bryan Stryeski, Burcu Köleli, Chelsea O'Sullivan, Chris Sharp, Christopher Paul Jordan, Cody Esp, Curtis Ashby, Daniel Hunter, David Long, Dion Thomas, Dionne Bonner, Gillian Nordlund, Hillarie Isackson, James Woodard, Janice Warren, Jaymes Junio, Jeremy Gregory, Jesse Peterson, Jorge Garcia, Jorge Mota, Joseph Brooks, Juan La Torre, Kala Escobar, Kate Cendejas Thun, Katie Dean, Keith Carter, Kenji Stoll, Kenya Adams, LeShawn Gamble, Liam Miller & Bethany Fackrell, Liz Morrow, Lourdes Jackson, Maria Jost, Mark Monlux, Mary Mann, Mary Smith, Matamatanonofo Porter, Mindy Barker, Neeka Lloyd Cook, Nori Kimura, Perry Porter, Peter Boome, Pubs, Rebekah Slusher, Rick Bisol, Saiyare Refaei, Savannah Jane O'Malley, Tiffanny Hammonds, Will Raisl, and Zak Rivera.


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Arts and Economic Prosperity Study

Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 study logoFrom May 2022 - July 2023, the City of Tacoma's Arts & Cultural Vitality Division participated in a national study called Arts & Economic Prosperity 6. The study documented the economic and social benefits that nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and their audiences, have both locally and nationally. The findings from this study build upon the findings from similar studies done in 2006, 2011, and 2016.

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Creative Space Survey 

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In 2015, the City of Tacoma and the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation partnered with Artspace Projects, the nation’s leading non-profit real estate developer for the arts, to conduct a study of the space needs and preferences of artists and creatively engaged individuals living and working in Tacoma and the surrounding  region. The aim of the study was to assist the City of Tacoma, local property owners, and developers in advancing projects and providing new and affordable living, working, and other unique spaces for artists and creative individuals of all disciplines in Tacoma. 


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Resources for Creatives

Connect with regional resources offering assistance to local artists and arts organizations.

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Related Sites

Connect with local, regional, and national arts organizations.

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