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Tacoma Murals Project Offers Community Groups Creative Way to Beautify Neighborhoods — Submissions Deadline is March 14 –

In support of the City of Tacoma’s ongoing efforts to strategically revitalize and beautify Tacoma, the Tacoma Murals Project is seeking applications from community groups interested in collaborating with local artists who will design and implement painted outdoor murals that reflect positive neighborhood themes or messages. The deadline for submissions is midnight on March 14, 2016. “The strength of the […]

by · February 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Local
Artists Wanted for Mural Artist Roster

Artists Wanted for Mural Artist Roster

The City of Tacoma is now accepting applications from experienced artists or artist teams, working in any artistic style, to lead or assist with the design and implementation of outdoor painted murals in Tacoma in 2016 – 2018. Artists selected through this call to artists will be added to the 2016-18 Mural Artist Roster and may be selected for one […]

by · January 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

Tacoma Police Department Invites Residents to Project PEACE Culminating Event

The Project PEACE (Partnering for Equity and Community Engagement) Community Conversation Series, which kicked off in September, will wrap up with a culminating event on Feb. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in the Main Ballroom located on the third floor. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event, which is hosted […]

by · January 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

City Council Seeks Applicants for the Citizen Police Advisory Committee

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill two at-large positions on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee. The committee is an advisory panel to the City Council as it pertains to Tacoma Police Department policy. The committee is responsible for conducting policy review; reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports; and engaging in community outreach. Members of the committee […]

by · January 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Local
Tacoma Celebrates the ‘Year of the Monkey’  During the 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 13

Tacoma Celebrates the ‘Year of the Monkey’ During the 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 13

The City of Tacoma has partnered with business owners and other community leaders in the Lincoln International Business District to host the 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (convening around Yakima Avenue and South 38th Street in Tacoma). “It has been five years since we last celebrated the Lunar New Year in […]

by · January 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

Benaroya Art Collection Coming to Tacoma Art Museum

The City of Tacoma is pleased to welcome the Benaroya collection to Tacoma Art Museum. The collection was carefully assembled by Becky Benaroya and her late husband Jack Benaroya during their 70 years of marriage. It includes 225 pieces from local Northwest painters, studio glass artists and sculptors. “The Benaroya collection will be a wonderful addition to TAM and confirms […]

by · January 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

Monday Mixer on Feb. 1 Focuses on Adaptive Reuse and Creative Spaces in Tacoma

The City of Tacoma’s next Monday Mixer networking event at 1120 Creative House (1120 Pacific Ave., 2nd Floor) on Feb. 1, from 5 – 6:30 p.m., will unveil a new City of Tacoma ordinance supporting work/live development, and highlight current projects being built. Developers and artists will discuss how work/live developments will support a growing creative sector while providing ground […]

by · January 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Local

Tacoma Selected To Participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ ‘What Works Cities’ Initiative — Tacoma is Now One of 21 American Cities Participating in Nation’s Most Comprehensive Initiative to Help City Halls Use Data and Evidence to Improve Residents’ Lives –

On December 10th, Mayor Marilyn Strickland announced that Tacoma has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Work Cities” – one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. Launched in April 2015, the $42 million initiative is already providing support to city halls in eight cities and will admit […]

by · December 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Local

City of Tacoma to Open Cold Weather Young Adult Shelter

The City of Tacoma, in partnership with Pierce County Community Youth Services will open a Cold Weather Young Adult Shelter on Dec. 14. The shelter will operate seven days a week from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. through March 31, 2016 at the Beacon Senior Center to provide young adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness a safer alternative […]

by · December 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Local
True Grit: An Art Benefit Show

True Grit: An Art Benefit Show

As presented by Tacoma Poet Laureate, Cathy Nguyen, and Associated Ministries intake specialist, Raphael Hartman, you are invited to True Grit, a dynamic evening of art and conversation on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30 PM at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue. True Grit is an art benefit show that will capture the stories of six youth from […]

by · November 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Local