Celebrating 12 Years!
Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month
Art at Work Month is dedicated to showing off the very
best about our community. November is brimming with
hundreds of arts and culture programs and there is
something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and
theater performances; visual art exhibits; literary
readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings and
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.
Come help us celebrate!
6 – 8:30 pm
Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St.
Free and open to the public.
No RSVP required.
Join the Tacoma Arts Commission in a free community celebration of the arts as we kick off Tacoma’s 12th annual Art at Work Month.
Enjoy appetizers, dessert, and no-host bar. We'll keep you entertained with music by Taxi Driver, a molten iron pour by Tacoma Community College, contemporary dance by the BareFoot Collective, urban arts by Fab-5, poetry by Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo, and films by Kat Ogden and Carla Barragan. You will even have the opportunity to contribute to Diane Hansen's soon-to-be-installed public art piece, The Locks, by personalizing a padlock to hang on the installation (supplies provided). Experience the newly-renovated Foss Waterway Seaport including a new public art piece, Lot 411 by Bret Lyon, and help us honor the 2013 AMOCAT Arts Award winners and funding recipients.
Mayor Stickland’s presentation of the 2013 AMOCAT Arts Awards and recognition of the 2013 funding recipients begins at 7:15 pm
Dress warmly - we'll be over the water and it's fall.
Event Sponsors: Click! Cable TV, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Tacoma Weekly, KPLU, Weekly Volcano, Premier Media Group, Foss Waterway Seaport
Art at Work Month call for activities
Submissions accepted on a rolling basis.
If you will be hosting an exhibition, performance, class, workshop, reception, lecture, tour, artists’ market, celebration, meeting, presentation, or any other arts programming this November, let us know. We will list your arts event in the calendar of events on this website. 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 November.
To have your event listed fill out the Online Art at Work Activity Submission form. If you are submitting multiple events, please fill out a form for each event. As an option, you may email a digital photograph to be used for promoting this event. The image must be at least 150 ppi. Email your digital images to us with the subject line, "Activities_Your Event Name".
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 will be announced in October.
Find out more about the awards and honorees here.
Hosting an arts event in November as part of Art at Work Month? Download the Art at Work logo to use in your materials.