Monday, December 08, 2014

Survey Launched from City of Tacoma for Area Artists Space Needs

The downtown Tacoma area will soon benefit from the partnership between the City of Tacoma Arts Commission, the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and Artspace Projects. This partnership is conducting an online survey to improve existing spaces and develop new prospects for an array of creative use projects.

This survey, supported by JPMorgan Chase, was intended to ensure that new property owners and local developers understand the needs of Tacoma’s diverse creative community. After the survey phase is complete, the results will then be shared with developers and creative space providers so that the artistic community can transform existing and future developments.

Click here to take the survey set to end on Feb. 9, 2015. The results will gives us a chance to renovate creative spaces for up-and-coming artist in Tacoma while improving our downtown with creative projects. 

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Downtown Holiday Event: The Festival of Trees

The Spirit of the 12's: Passion, Character, Excellence!Designers:  Darlene Anderson, Laura Castano, Traci Messer
Sponsor:  BCE Engineers, Inc./Seattle Seahawks

If you’re looking for something fun this holiday season in the downtown Tacoma area the Festival of Trees is the celebration to attend!

During the first week of December the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital hosts the Festival of Trees for the families of Western Washington. This festival displays 60 artfully decorated trees that will later be auctioned to benefit the children and families in need.
Each tree is lavishly decorated to match individual themes along with presents, trips, and gifts. Some of the themes include the Seattle Seahawks tree, Lego tree, and a whimsical Dr. Sues tree. This event will be fun for the whole family and benefits a great cause.

The Festival of Trees will be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway in Tacoma. The trees will be displayed for the public on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.

Tickets are $6. Student’s ages 12 to 18 get in for $2, and children 12 and under are free. Click the link for more information here.