The City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department’s Arts Program – has begun airing a new episode of “artTown,” a cultural documentary-style TV initiative exploring Tacoma’s emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest.
In this episode:
- Explore the robust theater education programming at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Youth Theatre, and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
- A behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous group of artists have been spreading joy and a sense of community through Monkeyshines.
- Hear how Tacoma Jazz Association and JazzClubsNW are bringing world-class live jazz performances and education opportunities to Tacoma.
- Learn how eTc, FameTakers, and Ryan Loiselle are all doing their part to spread local pride through their lines of Tacoma-themed apparel.
- Painter and sculptor Asia Tail opens her studio at 1120 Creative House and finds inspiration in the natural world and her Native heritage.
- Theatrical producer Aya Hashiguchi shares the inspiration behind some of the plays she writes and produces for Dukesbay Productions.
Launched in October 2013, the series has earned numerous awards and 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 fashion, innovative education practices, architecture and more.
Watch “artTown” anytime at cityoftacoma.org/artTown
Watch the full episode anytime: https://youtu.be/XGWYvNBmWNw
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 tvtacoma.com.