2014 in Photos

The following 57 photos freeze some of the incredible moments Spaceworks shared with our community in 2014. All along this roller-coaster-ride-of-a-year we carried cameras around our necks, and hired photographers to make sure and capture these inspiring stories.

In this blog we’ve attempted to pick just one photo from each new business, art installation, and special event that took place in 2014no small task!

The Nearsighted Narwahl
The Nearsighted Narwhal owners Christina Wheeler, Ossain Avila-Cardenas, and their new child. Photo by Patrick Hagerty

REVIVE furniature collective on Puyallup Avenue
GRAND OPENING: REVIVE “locally crafted custom furniture”
eTc Streetware Boutique and owners Umi Wagoner (black jacket) and Perris Wright (red jacket) at 907 Pacific Ave. (Photo by Patrick Hagerty)
GRAND OPENING: eTc Streetware Boutique. Owners Umi Wagoner (black jacket) and Perris Wright (red jacket). Photo by Patrick Hagerty
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Backyard party during the QUADRUPLE GRAND OPENING at 10th & MLK. Photo by Kris Crews
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The Ballerina Project Tacoma by Willow Eskridge, Kate Monty, and Daniel Martin. Commissioned by Spaceworks during the August Post Office Building Art Walk.
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The Quadruple Grand Opening Party. Four businesses open on 10th & MLK. Photo by Kris Crews
Mod Curio owner Jon Almeda.
GRAND OPENING: Mod Curio “a gallery of modern curiosities” Photo by One Love Photo
Write@253's mural in Court C Alley. Photo by Alana Taminga
Alana Tamminga photography opens a studio in the Tacoma Post Office Building.  This photo by Alana depicts a Spaceworks commissioned mural by alumni Write@253 writing center.
Concrete Market
GRAND OPENING: Concrete Market‘s Duncan Susag. Photo by Partick Hagerty.
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GRAND OPENING: The House of Kerri Boutique “South Sound’s One and Only Vintage Furrier.”
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Fashion shows, and musical performances at the locally made fashion design store Do the Extraordinary
Entrepreneur, passionate Tacomanian, and Spaceworks alumni Dion Thomas joins the Spaceworks team as Event Intern.
Entrepreneur, passionate Tacomanian, and Spaceworks alumni Dion Thomas served a Spaceworks internship and was accepted into Artscpaes in 2014!
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11th Street mural by Chelsea O’Sullivan.
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Walk Tacoma Day 2014 on Pacific Avenue.
 Blue Octopus owner Kerry Cole at 5013 N. Pearl in Ruston. (Photo by Patrick Hagerty)
GRAND OPENING: Blue Octopus painting parties and art at 5013 N. Pearl in Ruston.  Photo by Patrick Hagerty
Michael at Destiny City Comics. Photo by Patrick Haggerty
GRAND OPENING: Michael Fitzgerald at Destiny City Comics. Photo by Patrick Hagerty
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Six Swans Woolworth window installation by Tory Franklin
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GRAND OPENING: SPUN Clay Arts Studio & Gallery. Photo by Partick Hagerty.
August Art Walk
Polyrev open studio during the August Tacoma Post Office Building Art Walk.
Woolworth installation by Ellen Hochberg
Woolworth window installation Educating Girls, by artist Ellen Hochberg
The TShirt Men Co. and owners Willie, left, and David Combs at 919 MLK. (Photo by Patrick Hagerty)
GRAND OPENING: The TShirt Men Co. owners Willie, left, and David Combs at 919 MLK. Photo by Patrick Hagerty.
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Artist Abby Kok utilizes studio space at the Tacoma Post Office Building.
Sarah Beth Smith's Woolworth installation
Sarah Beth Smith’s Woolworth installation Dreams/Ghosts.
Do The Extraordinary and owner Justin Kercher at 1936 Pacific Ave. (Photo by Patrick Hagerty)
GRAND OPENING Do The Extraordinary locally made fashion design store. Owner Justin Kercher and precious bear. Photo by Patrick Hagerty.
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Detail of Anastasia Zielinski’s Woolworth installation Bright Light Heavy.
Monopoly Entertainment. Photo by Kris Crews
GRAND OPENING: Monopoly Entertainment. Photo by Kris Crews
Acataphasia Grey's Own the Nightmare
Acataphasia Grey’s Woolworth window installation Own the Nightmare.
Art Talk with Acataphasia Grey in her Woolworth window.
Art Talk open to the public, with Acataphasia Grey, inside her installation Own the Nightmare.
Jennifer Chushcoff's Invoke the Muse
Jennifer Chushcoff’s Invoke the Muse at the Tacoma Post Office Building.
SPUN owners April Sanders and Jennifer English. Photo by Patrick Hagerty.
SPUN owners April Sanders and Jennifer English. Photo by Patrick Hagerty
From left: David Schroedel, Metropolitan Development Director at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.  Amy McBride, Arts Administrator at the City of Tacoma. Heather Joy, Spaceworks Manager.  Gabriel Brown, Spaceworks Assistant.
Spaceworks accepts award from the Landmarks Preservation Commission for “downtown revitilization.” From left: David Schroedel, Metropolitan Development Director at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. Amy McBride, Arts Administrator at the City of Tacoma. Heather Joy, Spaceworks Manager. Gabriel Brown, Spaceworks Marketing & Artscapes Coordinator.
The Hole in Your Heart is a Portal to Another Dimension, Post Office Building installation by Erin Dengerink
The Hole in Your Heart is a Portal to Another Dimension, Tacoma Post Office Building installation by Erin Dengerink.
Woolworth installation by Barbara DePirro
Metamorphosis a Woolworth installation by Barbara De Pirro.
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Manual of Arms a film by Kate Walker, plays on the Tollbooth Gallery.

 

Jennifer Chin's My Dreams Are Blue / Micro Zoo at the Post Office Building
Jennifer Chin’s My Dreams Are Blue / Micro Zoo at the Post Office Building.
Seabury Middle Schoolers working with Diana Leigh Surma on Market Street mural
Seabury Middle School working with Diana Leigh Surma on mural Show Your Stripes with artist Diana Leigh Surma.
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Diana Leigh Surma on Market Street mural. Photo by Mandy Cabellon
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Spaceworks Manager Heather Joy dancing with her daughter.
Becky Frehse's Woolworth installation
Becky Frehse’s Woolworth window installation The Music Box.
Christian French's Atlantis, Full of Cheer in Woolworth Window #1
Detail of Christian French’s Atlantis, Full of Cheer in Woolworth Window #1.
Kristin Giordiano's Woolworth installation
Kristin Giordiano’s Woolworth installation Radiance.
Hard at work at The Arts and Crafts Press
Hard at work at The Arts and Crafts Press!
GRAND OPENING: The Arts & Crafts Press
GRAND OPENING: The Arts & Crafts Press

 

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Peeking into Elise Koncsek’s Sneak Peak at First Night.
Larger-than-life pendant: "Crucifix" by Carla Grahn. Photo courtesy of the artist
Larger-than-life pendant: “Crucifix” by Carla Grahn. Photo courtesy of the artist
Deanna Pindell's Hostage 61
Inside Deanna Pindell’s Woolworth window installation Hostage 61.
Jessica Spring's Post Office Building installation
Jessica Spring’s Post Office Building installation Recollection: An Ephemeral Exhibition of Exquisite & Eclectic Ephemera.
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Zoe Hensley joins the Spaceworks team as our new Arts Intern!

 

Fab5 break-dancers at the June Art Walk
Fab5 break-dancers at the June Tacoma Post Office Building Art Walk.
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The Luzon Memorial Exhibition at the June Tacoma Post Office Building Art Walk.
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Court C Alley Mural by Travis Selin Sail Fast

 

SOTA student work on display at The Post Office Building. Curated by Ashly McBride and Brandon Hendricks
SOTA student work on display at The Tacoma Post Office Building. Curated by Ashly McBride and Brandon Hendricks
Wayzgoose 2014 installation in Woolworth #3
Wayzgoose 2014 installation in Woolworth #3.
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Photo from grand opening party for REVIVE “locally crafted custom furniture”
Keeping warm at Tacoma First Night 2015
Keeping warm at Tacoma First Night 2015.

Special thanks to our amazing participants, their friends & families, the generous property owners, the Spaceworks staff, our steering committee, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the City of Tacoma, and all of our funders!

Thank you Tacoma.

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