Spaceworks Creative Kickoff May 16

Join Spaceworks Tacoma, the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to kick off the latest Spaceworks Projects during the 3rd Thursday Artwalk/Mingle, May 16th from 5-8pm. Come see what our creative entrepreneurs are up to, check out the new installations at the Woolworth Windows and and visit 1312 MLK Way for a performance by N. Dybevik and special guests from 6-6:30pm.

There will be lots to see with a bit of ground to cover! Walking maps will be available that day at the Farmer’s Market and the Woolworth Windows, as well as online.

New Artscapes installations in the Woolworth Windows at 11th and Broadway/Commerce streets include: “Bed Dress” by Seattle artist Jennifer Zwick, “Untitled” by Tacoma artist Rachael Dotson, “Wayzgoose 2013” curated by Tacoma letterpress printer JessicaSpring, and “Dragons” by Beth Johnson – the National Arts Program 2011 “Best of Show” winner.

Plus, the Tollbooth Gallery is open again thanks to local filmmaker Kat Ogden who has agreed to curate the gallery. Located on Broadway across from the Woolworth Windows, this diminutive video gallery features works from Tacoma’s film and video artists.

Spaceworks’ Creative Enterprises will open their doors that night to share their wares. Our alumni projects include: Feather & Oar, Poppy & Co, Fab-5’s Fabitat, Write@253 and N. Dybevik Piano & Company. Fabitat offers their Graffiti Art class from 5 – 7 pm. on Thursdays and of special note, Nate Dybevik and special guests will be performing from 6 – 6:30 pm. Also two brand new Creative Enterprises will launch that evening! Join us and be the first to know about these exciting Tacoma businesses!

Additionally, Spaceworks Coordinator Heather Joy will offer a short Spaceworks Informational Workshop. Geared to potential applicants or anyone interested in learning more, Joy will share information about the upcoming application deadline and the three Spaceworks tracks: Artscapes, Special Project Residencies and Creative Enterprise. Two identical workshops will be held from 5 – 5:45 pm and 7 – 7:45 pm at Write@253 located at 1310 Martin Luther King Jr. Way  Tacoma, WA 98405. Please RSVP on Spaceworks Tacoma’s Facebook page if you plan to attend a workshop.