Changes are underway for Tacoma's annual arts month!
Everything you love about Tacoma's annual arts month will stay the same except for two changes: starting in 2014, Tacoma will celebrate in October, not November, and will drop the ‘Art at Work’ moniker to become ‘Tacoma Arts Month’.
In response to community feedback, the change in month will better coincide with the performing arts season openings, national Arts & Humanities Month, and avoid holiday scheduling conflicts and inclement weather associated with November.
The Tacoma Arts Commission will continue to produce a free public arts month celebration event; the annual AMOCAT Arts Awards; and the Tacoma Studio Tour (scheduled for October 11 & 12, 2014). They will also continue to provide an extensive online calendar of community-hosted events, exhibits, and workshops.
Tacoma Arts Month is dedicated to showing off the very
best about our community. October will be brimming with
hundreds of arts and culture programs and there will be
something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and
theater performances; visual art exhibits; literary
readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings and
cultural events. All events are open to the public and
many activities are free.
Be an active participant in what is happening in Tacoma year-round. You’ll find that the arts are both exciting and essential to Tacoma, enlivening all corners of our community.
How to participate in 2014
If you will be hosting an exhibition, performance,
class, workshop, reception, lecture, tour, artists’
market, celebration, meeting, presentation, or any other
arts programming this October, let us know. We will list your arts event
in the calendar of
events on this website and send out the event in our
twice-weekly e-newsletter. There is no
cost to you. To qualify, your arts activity must be
located within the City of Tacoma limits and occur
during the month of October.
To receive direct notification of when Tacoma Arts Month activity submissions are being accepted for 2014, please email Naomi Strom-Avila or call (253) 591-5191.
The AMOCAT Arts Awards recognize those in our community who provide distinctive contributions to the arts. The honorees work hard to support and build our community by innovating in artistic excellence.
The 2013 honorees are Erivan and Helga Haub and family, Puget Sound Book Artists, and David Domkoski.
Find out more about the awards and honorees here.
Hosting an arts event in October as part of Tacoma Arts Month? We will have a new logo available in Spring 2014 that you can use in your materials.