New episode of Tacoma’s own ‘artTown’ TV show now available

21 Apr

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The City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department’s Arts Program – are proud to announce the launch of a new episode of “artTown,” a cultural documentary-style TV initiative exploring Tacoma’s emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest.

Launched in October 2013, the quarterly series features diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines. Offering a more holistic look at creativity in Tacoma, “artTown” stretches beyond what people might traditionally think of as “creative” – such as fine art, music or dance – to spotlight other creative areas of interest that have flourished in Tacoma like food, fashion, innovative education practices, architecture and more.

This episode features:

New York Times bestseller author Marissa Meyer and Metro Parks Commissioner and author Erik Hanberg
Artisan craft brewing with Narrows Brewing, Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., Harmon Brewing, Tacoma Brewing, Wingman Brewers, and Ram Brewing
Storyteller Megan Sukys and the Drunken Telegraph
Ben Warner, Ryan Spence, and Taylor Woodruff  discuss skate culture
Multi-media artist and dancer April Nyquist
DJ Eddie Sumlin aka Mr. Melanin
Public artist and glass artist Diane Hansen
Author Jason Skipper
music composed by Isaac Solverson
and more….

Authors Marissa Meyer and Erik Hanberg chat in the Artist 2 Artist segment on 'artTown'

Authors Marissa Meyer and Erik Hanberg chat in the Artist 2 Artist segment on ‘artTown’

Online viewing:
Watch “artTown” anytime at

TV Tacoma air times:

Mondays at noon
Tuesdays at 1 a.m.
Wednesdays at 8 a.m.
Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Sundays at 5 a.m.

TV Tacoma is aired on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems. On Click!, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma City limits and in Pierce County, with the exception of University Place, where TV Tacoma can be found on Channel 21. On Comcast, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma city limits and on Channel 21 in Pierce County. TV Tacoma is not on the Comcast system in University Place, but is accessible anywhere on the Internet at

It will also be available through Click! ON Demand’s TV Tacoma and TacomaArt & Culture menu listings.

Future episodes will be produced in part based on some of the audience feedback culled via social media, email at or phone at (253) 591-2054.


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