Every Third Thursday the Tacoma community gets to enjoy a variety of artistic events. The Tacoma Art Museum offers free admission, various galleries host opening nights for new exhibits, and more.
For this September’s Art Walk, the area saturated with historic theaters and performance spaces will come alive not only with visual art, but also with music, dancing and other activity. As your Third Thursday plans are shaping up, consider joining several of these indoor and outdoor events to see how public spaces can be highly utilized and programmed with fun experiences.
All activities are 5-9pm unless otherwise noted. Grab a Theater District Art Walk map at Spaceworks Gallery or many of these locations.
eTc (907 Pacific)
5 – 9pm | Lordes Art Show
Come view paintings exhibition by Lordes on display for one night only at this downtown, streetwear boutique.
Court House Square (Lobby of 1102 A St)
7:30 – 9:30pm | Creative Colloquy
Colloquy will be hosting featured authors reading at 7:30 pm with a hosted Open Mic event at 8:30
New | Artscape on exhibit by Artist & Craftsman Supply staff
Old City Hall (625 Commerce)
Commissioned by Spaceworks Artscapes, this new mural by Gustavo Martinez, inspired by the story of Babel, will brighten up the empty wall space next to the Old City Hall.
Fountain Ramp (10th & Commerce)
5 – 7pm | Dance Performance by Iconic Arts Complex – The League
Watch the walkway/ramp surrounded by water fountains be activated by youth dancers.
Skybridge Mural – Kristen Ramirez
Come view the brand new mural painted by Kristen Ramirez, public artist based out of Seattle. This project was produced in partnership between Spaceworks Tacoma and The Downtown BIA.
The Art Stop at LeRoy Jewelers (940 Broadway)
5:00 – 9:00 pm | Baskets Revisited: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at The Art Stop
Dazed and Reused Studio (740 Broadway)
6:30 – 8:30 pm | Wine and Mandala Stones Art Walk Workshop
Unleash Yourself, Get INSPIRED and Paint while enjoying a glass of wine! Come join Dazed and Reused artist Nancy Franklin as she teaches the Art of Mandala painting. This workshop is $25 per person, pay at the door. Includes a complimentary glass of wine and all supplies. You are welcome to BYOB if you so desire.
More information on Facebook Event Page
Tully’s Coffee (764 Broadway)
5 – 8 pm | Art by Samitha Hendrickson
Artist & Craftsman Supply (616 St Helens Ave)
5 – 7 pm | Art by Ron Snowden
Paintings by Ron Snowden will be on display. You can also stop by any day through the end of September to view the exhibit.
Afterparty – 1120 Creative House
9pm – Midnight| Theater District Art Walk Afterparty
Artwork on display by Curtis Ashby, Jason Sobottka, Kris Crews, Bradley Castillo, Chelsea O’Sullivan
Music by Ken Jacobsen, Alex Tapia, Phil Harty, Nicolas Hartnell and friends.
Free and Open to the Public