Art at Work Month is just around the corner

17 Oct

A@WforNewsletterNovember 2013 marks the 12th anniversary of Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month – a community celebration of the arts that includes more than 300 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 are open to the public and many activities are free.

Art at Work Month is Online
Information about the 300+ Art at Work Month events and programs can be found online at

Let us bring the weekly calendar of Tacoma’s arts and culture happenings straight to your inbox so that you can plan out your weekday and weekend social calendar. Sign up for the Art at Work Month e-newsletter and you’ll receive timely information about the multitude of fabulous arts and culture events you can be a part of this November. Don’t worry, the newsletters will be send twice weekly from mid-October through November only. 
And, while you are filling up your calendar with all those awesome events, be sure to block off a bit of time for these two signature events:


Art at Work Opening Party and AMOCAT Arts Awards
October 28
6 – 8:30 pm
Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock Street, Tacoma
Free and open to the public

Join us for this free community celebration. Live entertainment includes music by Taxi Driver, a molten iron pour by Tacoma Community College, contemporary dance by the BareFoot Collective, urban arts by Fab-5, poetry by Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo, films by Kat Ogden and Carla Barragan, and a hands-on public art project with Diane Hansen. Attendees can experience the newly-renovated Foss Waterway Seaport including a new public art piece, “Lot 411” by Bret Lyon. There will be appetizers, dessert and a no-host bar.

The event will include recognition of the Tacoma Arts Commission’s 2013 funding recipients and the AMOCAT Arts Award winners – Erivan and Helga Haub and family, Puget Sound Book Artists, and David Domkoski. The Art at Work Opening Party is sponsored by Foss Waterway Seaport and NW Stage.

Jessica Spring shows Zoe Henry how the printing press works.Tacoma Studio Tour
November 2 & 3
11 am – 5 pm
39 locations around Tacoma
Free and open to the public

Come see the spaces in and tools with which 60 local artists create their work. You can ask questions and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. This free, self-guided tour runs covers 39 locations around Tacoma. All studios will feature demonstrations of the artistic process or will have hands-on activities for visitors. Visit for a complete list of studio locations and a use our interactive map to plot a custom tour just for you.

Start planning now; November is going to be a great month in Tacoma!

Art at Work Month is generously sponsored by Click! Cable TV, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, KPLU, Premier Media Group, Tacoma Weekly, and Weekly Volcano.

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