Arts Events and Activities
October 1 - 31, 2014

Looking for something to do this October? There are arts and cultural activities happening every single day throughout the month. From visual art to literary events, film to theater, and everything in between, you are sure to find something to spice up your October.

Check back in September for a complete listing of events.

All Activities
Submission deadline: August 10, 2014

The Tacoma Arts Commission is seeking submissions of arts activities happening during our thirteenth annual Tacoma Arts Month this October. We are looking for a variety of activities spanning all categories of art and culture including but not limited to music, visual art, literary art, dance, theater, and film.

If you will be hosting an exhibition, performance, class, workshop, reception, lecture, tour, artists’ market, celebration, meeting, presentation, or any other programming, let us know. We will list your arts event in an interactive and searchable online calendar of events on There is no cost to you. We will be promoting the many events going on throughout the month through newspaper and magazine advertisements and articles, email newsletters, television ads, radio ads, and through a variety of social media outlets.

To qualify, your arts activity must be located within the City of Tacoma limits and occur during the month of October.

To have your event listed:
1. Fill out the online Tacoma Arts Month Activity Submission form. Note: If you are submitting multiple events, please fill out a form for each event.
2. (optional) Email a digital photograph to be used for promoting this event. Image must be at least 150 ppi. Email digital images to Please put “Activities_Your Event Name” in the subject line.

Photo credits clockwise from top left: Jim Oliver, John Daughtry, Christian Steiner, provided by Tacoma City Ballet, Jason Ganwich, Hugo Ludeña.