July 20 Art Walk Includes “The New Avant-Garde” at 1120 Creative House and Opening Reception for “Immigration”

July 20, 2017 marks another monthly opportunity for Tacoma to enjoy a wide range of artistic experiences, newest gallery exhibitions, and museum visits with free admission, all under beaming sunshine.

Along with a couple of intriguing events, this month’s third Thursday is also your last chance to visit current round of Spaceworks Artscapes murals and installations. So come out to enjoy an artful evening on July 20th.

New Exhibition Opening Reception

Immigration: Hopes Realized, Dreams Derailed

Immigration: Hopes Realized, Dreams Derailed
“Dream Act” by Raoul Deal, woodcut print

Join the artists and curators for the opening reception of the newest art show at the Spaceworks GalleryImmigration: Hopes Realized, Dreams Derailed is a multimedia exhibition about immigration and detention. (read more about the exhibition: spaceworkstacoma.com/current-exhibit/)

Thursday, July 20th, 6-9 PM
Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave. Suite 205 (Entrance on 11th St.),
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Free and open to the public

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Listen to music, poetry, and stories, as well as immigrant rights leaders speaking about the essential contributions of immigrant workers and the oppressive conditions in the Tacoma’s North West Detention Center.


Curated by art critic Susan N. Platt and mural artist David Long, the exhibit addresses the urgent issue of immigration from multiple perspectives by presenting intense work by undocumented immigrants, former detainees, current detainees, DACAs (Delayed Action for Childhood arrivals), college students, grass roots activists, self- taught artists and professional artists.


The New Avant-Garde

Ken Jacobsen

Destiny City Music Collective presents a collaborative performance of Tacoma musicians creating new sounds and musical textures synthesizing traditional music, modern technology, and sounds from the future. Come and listen to the performances in “The New Avant-Garde”

Thursday, July 20th, 7-10 PM
1120 Creative House (2nd Floor)

1120 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Free and open to the Public

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Performers include:

  • Ken Jacobsen (electric cello and guitar, electronics)
  • Jason Everett (6 string acoustic bass)
  • Jeffry Steele (classical guitar with electronic enhancements)
  • Nate Dybevik (piano)

In addition to the sounds you can experience the visuals by Kris Crews, open studios and artwork by residents of 1120 Creative House.

After party to follow with future beats by Ken.

Open Studio

Jason Sobottka

Artist Jason Sobottka will be hosting an open studio where the visitors can see some of his new work, work in progress, and a chance to obtain some of his past works.

“It’s time to let go of some of the older stuff,” said Sobottka. “You don’t really want to give stuff away for free, but I’m willing to consider any offer on a piece, if someone really likes it.” [Read more about his work in Tacoma Weekly article: http://www.tacomaweekly.com/citylife/article/sobottka-opens-studio-to-public-during-july-20-art-walk]

Thursday, July 20th, 7-10 PM
1120 Creative House (2nd Floor)

1120 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Free and open to the Public

Teaching About Marryweb painting by Jason Sobbotka
“Teaching About Marryweb” painting by Jason Sobottka



Last Look on July 20th, 2017

See artist names, statements, and address info on our Current Artscapes page.