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Programs

Tacoma CreatesStudents at Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center

Tacoma Creates is a voter-approved initiative to expand and financially support arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences throughout Tacoma, reduce barriers to access, and increase offerings for youth after school and in the summer.

Learn more about Tacoma Creates.

 

Spaceworks TacomaPerformers at Spaceworks Tacoma event. Photo by Scott Haydon

Spaceworks helps build a culturally vibrant and economically strong community through training and support for artists and creative entrepreneurs. Spaceworks is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. 


Learn more about Spaceworks Tacoma.

Tacoma Arts Month

Tacoma Arts Month

Each October, Tacoma celebrates Tacoma Arts Month - 31 days dedicated to showing off the very best about our community. The month is brimming with hundreds of arts and culture programs and there is something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and theater performances; visual art exhibits; literary readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings and cultural events.

Learn more about Tacoma Arts Month.

Tacoma Poet Laureate Kellie RichardsonTacoma Poet Laureate

The Tacoma Poet Laureate program showcases local artists who actively contribute to and advance Tacoma’s literary community in meaningful ways through readings, performances, workshops, presentations, publications and special projects.

Learn more about the Tacoma Poet Laureate.

  

 

artTownartTown guest Silong Chhun

artTown is a cultural documentary-style TV show exploring Tacoma's emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest. The series offers segments featuring diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines. 

Learn more about artTown and watch online.

  

 

AMOCAT Arts AwardAMOCAT Arts Awards

The AMOCAT Arts Awards recognize those in our community who provide distinctive contributions to the arts. The honorees work hard to support and build our community by innovating in artistic excellence.

Learn more about the AMOCAT Arts Awards.

 

 

Tacoma Murals ProjectLarchmont neighborhood mural

The Tacoma Murals Project joins artists and communities through the collaborative process of mural-making to create powerful artworks that can transform public spaces, neighborhood identities, and individual lives.

Learn more about the Tacoma Murals Project.

 

Hope Heights mural

Tacoma Murals Project

The Tacoma Murals Project joins artists and communities through the collaborative process of mural-making to create powerful artworks that can transform public spaces, neighborhood identities, and individual lives.

Learn more about the Tacoma Murals Project.

Hope Heights mural

Tacoma Murals Project

The Tacoma Murals Project joins artists and communities through the collaborative process of mural-making to create powerful artworks that can transform public spaces, neighborhood identities, and individual lives.

Learn more about the Tacoma Murals Project.