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Silent Rally and Candlelight Vigil Planned as Closing Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 31

Silent Rally and Candlelight Vigil Planned as Closing Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 31

The City of Tacoma is planning COURAGE the Silent Rally and Candlelight Vigil to bring to a close the 2014 October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.The event is scheduled for noon Friday, Oct. 31 at Tollefson Plaza (South 17th and Pacific Avenue). It is free to attend, and everyone is welcome. The rally will be a silent exhibit of courage with […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Nitty Gritty Tacoma Salvage & Industrial Art Show Oct. 18

Nitty Gritty Tacoma Salvage & Industrial Art Show Oct. 18

The public is invited to celebrate Tacoma’s industrial and architectural legacy at the Nitty Gritty Tacoma Salvage & Industrial Art Show on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 – 5 p.m., at Earthwise (626 E. 60th St. in Tacoma). The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office is collaborating with Earthwise Architectural Salvage to feature 15 local artists who work with industry and […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

New Episode of ‘artTown’ Begins Airing Today — Show Features Musicians Nolan Garrett and Jerry Miller –

Tacoma, Wash. — Today, the City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department’s Arts Program – will begin airing a new episode of “artTown,” a cultural documentary-style TV initiative exploring Tacoma’s emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest. The new episode features music composed by local artist Isaac […]

by · October 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Tacoma Fire Department Hosts CPR Sunday on Oct.12

Tacoma Fire Department Hosts CPR Sunday on Oct.12

CPR Sunday is an annual community event offered free of charge by the Tacoma Fire Department at Foss High School (2112 S. Tyler St.) to anyone interested in learning the basic lifesaving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This year’s event will take place on Oct. 12. Residents will learn the fundamentals of CPR and be given the opportunity to practice with […]

by · October 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Equity and Empowerment is a Focus

Equity and empowerment are more than buzz words; they are part of the decision-making process at the City of Tacoma and with adoption of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative framework on Tuesday, Sept. 30, more focus will be given to how they are used.The City Council in a unanimous vote approved the resolution that outlines the mission, vision and goals […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Pedestrian and Bicyclists Take to Waterfront Roads at Downtown to Defiance on Sunday, Sept. 28

Pedestrian and Bicyclists Take to Waterfront Roads at Downtown to Defiance on Sunday, Sept. 28

Excitement builds as Tacoma prepares to walk, run, bike or roll the Downtown to Defiance, a free Sunday Parkways event on Sept.28.  This open streets event will close portions of waterfront streets,including Ruston Way and Schuster Parkway, from 8 a.m. to noon to motor vehicles to allow people and human-powered vehicles to enjoy seven continuous miles of waterfront from Point […]

by · September 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News

Free Maritime Heritage Charter Tours this Saturday

Visitors are invited to ride the Island Lady and learn about Tacoma’s maritime heritage on a free charter tour this coming Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept 21. The tours, part of Maritime Fest’s activities, will begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Tickets are limited and available 30 minutes prior to each departure at the […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Tacoma’s Metal-Urge Galvanizes Regional Arts Community

Tacoma’s Metal-Urge Galvanizes Regional Arts Community

Metal-Urge, a citywide celebration of metal arts, explores the many ways that artists push this versatile and diverse medium. From Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 31 Tacoma venues will feature metal-themed exhibits, workshops, lectures, festivals and more. “Metal-Urge really embraces the many ways that metal is used as an art form, from sculpture and jewelry to cars and brass musical instruments,” […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Tacoma Celebrates Arts and Culture in October

Tacoma Celebrates Arts and Culture in October

October 2014 marks the 13th anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month – a community celebration of the arts that includes hundreds of community-hosted arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages taking place every day throughout the month. Programming includes music, theater and dance performances; visual art exhibits; film screenings; literary readings; lectures; cultural events; and workshops. All events […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News
Tacoma Arts Commission Announces 2014 AMOCAT Arts Award Winners

Tacoma Arts Commission Announces 2014 AMOCAT Arts Award Winners

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced this year’s AMOCAT Arts Award winners: ArtsFund (Arts Patron), Asia Pacific Cultural Center (Community Outreach by an Organization), and Jessica Spring (Community Outreach by an Individual). The AMOCAT Arts Awards honor those who provide distinctive contributions to the arts in Tacoma. • Arts Patron Award This award goes to ArtsFund for their work to strengthen the community […]

by · September 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Local, News