Metal-Urge Free Community FestivalOctober 1912 pm - 3 pmTollefson Plaza, S. 17th & Pacific Ave.Freewww.TacomaMetalUrge.com253.591.5191
Come out for a free, fun-filled afternoon of metal arts. Watch live sword fighting reenactments by Knights of Veritas, see a molten iron pour and create a scratch block with Tacoma Community College's sculpture department, and check out a blacksmithing demonstration with Lisa Geertson. Try your hand at making a textured metal charm with Tacoma Metal Arts Center and participate in some hands-on crafts with Tacoma Art Museum. Do all this while listening to steel drum music under the direction of Miho Takekawa and munching on good eats from food trucks.
Metal-UrgeOctober 1 – November 30Various locations around Tacomawww.TacomaMetalUrge.com253.591.5191
This fall you are invited to participate in Metal-Urge, a Tacoma-wide celebration of the metal arts. Metal-Urge includes 24 metal arts events, 10 metal arts workshops, and 22 venues exhibiting the metal work of over 75 talented regional artists and includes jewelry, sculptures, vessels, home décor, enamel, and artifacts.
There is something for everyone to enjoy: art exhibits and receptions, a free community festival, workshops, lectures, and more. It’s time to explore Tacoma!
Tacoma Arts MonthVarious locations around TacomaOctober 1 - 31www.TacomaArtsMonth.com253.591.5191
Tacoma’s 13th annual Tacoma Arts Month is this October! With hundreds of arts and culture programs happening in Tacoma throughout the month, there is something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and theater performances; visual art exhibits; literary readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings and cultural events. Many of the activities are free and most are family friendly. What are you waiting for? Plan out your October now!
Tacoma Studio TourOctober 11 & 1211 am – 5 pm37 locations around TacomaFREE!www.TacomaArtsMonth.com253.591.5191
Come see the spaces in and tools with which 61 Tacoma artists create their work. Ask questions, purchase one-of-a-kind creations, and even try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. All studios will feature demonstrations of the artistic process or will have hands-on activities for visitors. This is a free, self-guided tour and runs October 11 & 12, 11 am - 5 pm.
Go to the Studio Tour page at www.TacomaArtsMonth.com for all the details including an interactive Google map so you can plot your own custom tour course.
Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party and AMOCAT AwardsThursday, October 26 - 9 PMTacoma Post Office Building, 1102 A StreetFREE!www.TacomaArtsMonth.com253.591.5191
Get out and have some fun while helping us kick off Tacoma Arts Month in style. Enjoy a stellar line-up of entertainment including:
Music by Speed Queen and Okinawa Taiko Drums
Exhibits of work by Jessica Spring and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s Foundation of Art Award honorees
Pop-up exhibits of work by Beautiful Angle, Isaac Olsen, Alice Di Certo, Kristin Giordano, The C.L.A.W., Poly Rev, and Kyle Dillehay
Mini-theater performances by Working Class Theater
Open studios of Abby Kok, Alana Tamminga, and Katlyn Hubner
Trash Fashion Runway by Tinkertopia and Friends
Poetry by Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo
Screenings of short films by Kat Ogden, Kate Walker, Nick...