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Arts at the Armory

Tacoma Artists Encouraged to Apply for Arts at the Armory


August 5, 2021



Maria Lee, Media and Communications,maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054


Tacoma Artists Encouraged to Apply for Arts at the Armory


TACOMA, Wash. -- The Tacoma Arts Commission is now accepting applications from Tacoma-based artists who are interested in sharing, demonstrating, and/or selling their work at Arts at the Armory. This new event, developed in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month, will feature Tacoma artists sharing their work and creative practices with the community. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on August 22, 2021. 

Arts at the Armory will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, 11 AM – 5 PM, inside the spacious Tacoma Armory (1001 S. Yakima Ave.). Artists can choose to participate on Saturday, Sunday, or both days. This event is free and family-friendly. Event staff and volunteers will be on-site to ensure this event abides by all current Washington state, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, and venue health and safety protocols.

Tacoma artists, working in all artistic disciplines and mediums, are invited to apply for this unique interactive arts experience. Artistic disciplines and mediums include, but are not limited to: music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, literary, video, design, digital, and dance. While not required, artists can have work for sale; no commission will be taken on any sales and artists will handle any sale of their work directly. There is no fee to apply or participate in Arts at the Armory.

Eligibility extends to artists who are residents of Tacoma or have their regular working studio or space in Tacoma. Artists must create, perform, or hand make their own work; commercially acquired or appropriated work is not allowed.

People who are members of historically disenfranchised racial, ethnic, cultural, and other identity groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

More details and application instructions are available at cityoftacoma.org/artsopps. Application guidelines are also available by calling (253) 591-5171 or emailing cchung1@cityoftacoma.org.

Arts at the Armory is sponsored by Tacoma Arts Live. Tacoma Arts Month’s media sponsors are Grit City Magazine, Macaroni Kid, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KNKX, Parent Map, Preview, South Sound Magazine, Showcase Magazine, and Travel Tacoma.