A partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma and the City of Tacoma, Old Town Dock on Ruston Way has not only been restored and made accessible, it has also been accessorized in a very Tacoma way.Read article
Tacoma’s second Kidical Mass, a family friendly group bike ride, will take place on June 8th. Join the group at Peoples Park and show Tacoma that “Kids are traffic too!”Read article
Did you know Tacoma is considered one of the most bicycle friendly communities in the nation? Though the streets may not reflect it, they soon will thanks to Diane Wiatr, one of Tacoma’s most hardworking and underappreciated public officials.Read article
Have you ever wondered how the City assembles its art collection? Who curates it? Who pays for it? Where can the art be seen on exhibit? This is the last in a series of posts from the Tacoma Arts blog highlighting portable artworks recently purchased by the City of Tacoma for the Municipal Art Collection.Read article
It’s been two months since the Spaceworks Cakewalk. As a means of celebrating the close of a fabulous Art at Work month, join Kate Albert Ward in taking a peek at where some of the artworks won at the Cakewalk have ended up.Read article
The Live/Work Space concept, vital because it is one of the few progressive options our cash-strapped economy can easily navigate, is gaining traction in Tacoma. It could provide a pivotal bridge between business potential and our unfortunately ample local stock of empty or decaying business space.Read article
Ah, Tacoma: defined by mountain and harbor proximity; a proud glassblowing tradition; local farm, food, and libation obsession; hills; museums; a preoccupation with revitalization; and bricks. And perhaps a few other things.
But although no two places are the same, that doesn’t mean that Tacoma is without family — and by family, I mean sisters. Welcome the French town Biot into the fold this fall.Read article
The Tacoma Pride Festival is a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied Community and includes nine days of events. Check out the events and join us in celebrating equality – be proud, Tacoma!Read article
William and Sarah Traver, the dynamic, Northwest trendsetting, father/daughter gallerists, closed their Tacoma gallery location June 1st, not quite making it to the 10 year mark. And although this is arguably a blow to the local art scene, I can’t decide how bad a blow it is.
Does losing this exhibition space impact Tacoma’s art scene? What about the collector scene? And what does it mean to Tacoma that we can’t keep a high-end gallery open? And do any of these “scenes” actually exist?Read article
Thanks to ongoing policy discussions at City Hall and the support of Historic Tacoma, our city’s historic structures may begin to play a more active role in our economy and culture through an innovative business model.Read article
As of February 13, Tacoma has a new City Manager – Mr. T.C. Broadnax. He comes to our city from San Antonio, Texas, carrying with him hope for an innovative breath of fresh air. The current City Council has expressed an eagerness to work with him and move beyond the debacles that weighed down the last months of his predecessor’s service.Read article
In June, urban planner Todd Bressi and the design team of Lucy Begg and Robert Gay (Thoughtbarn) held a lively series of speaking engagements in Tacoma on the public art plan for the much-vaunted Prairie Line Trail.Read article