Become a Monkeyshines Enabler

10 Dec

Candle Cup largeIn the past 11 years, have you ever caught yourself outside in the wee hours of the morning, flashlight in hand, digging through shrubbery and roaming parks on the hunt for a hidden glass ball or medallion? If so, you can count yourself among the thousands of people who have taken part in Monkeyshines – a community event designed to get our community out and exploring our beautiful city while celebrating Chinese New Year.

Monkeyshines began in 2003 when a group of anonymous artists in Tacoma banded together to produce glass balls and medallions emblazoned with the Year of the Monkey logo. That year, 200 pieces of artwork were hidden throughout the city. The artists have been creating glass gifts for 11 years, and this year, the Year of the Ram, marks the final cycle of the 12 year Chinese New Year calendar. The artists would like to FILL the city with glass gifts, and with your help they will be able to hire local artists to produce over 1000 pieces of glass.

Consider become a part of Tacoma’s history by donating to The Monkeyshine Project. For every donation of $100 or more, Monkeyshines will thank you with an exclusive 2015 Year of the Ram candle cup. The cups will be available in January for pick-up at Creative Forces in the Hotel Murano Tacoma.

Let’s help make this amazing community event happen for the final year of the cycle! Donations are gratefully accepted through the Monkeyshine Project PayPal account.

Questions? Contact Ms_Monkey@hotmail.com.

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support the Monkeyshine Project through Arts Projects funding.

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