April showers bring May flowers and Tacoma blooms with creative expression. We recommend going to these events on Third Thursday, April 19, 2018, for you to enjoy vibrant art shows, fierce drag queens, and performances in the City of Destiny.
Closing Night of Katlyn Hubner’s #SEXUNTOLD
1 PM – 9 PM (Spaceworks 950 Gallery)
This is #SEXUNTOLD. A movement for the people. An exhibit that shines a light on those who have been forgotten, misunderstood, abandoned and betrayed. The goal with the art presented is to bring solidarity and an opportunity for us as a community to lift one another up and help clarify misguided conformities.
Read more in a Tacoma Weekly article: Hubner explores sexual attitudes at 950 Gallery exhibit
ADULT CONTENT: This exhibit contains graphic content, adult discretion is advised
- Spaceworks 950 Gallery
950 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Suite 205
(entrance on 11th St.)
- FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Transform – Theater District Community Event
6 PM – 8 PM (Pantages Theater)
Calling all Tacoma residents, riders of public transit, and people working in and around downtown Tacoma! We need your input. TRANSFORM is a project initiated in 2017 by Pierce Transit, City of Tacoma Government and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, aimed at revitalizing Tacoma’s Theater District.
This free community event, produced by Spaceworks Tacoma, will include a presentation of TRANSFORM plan progress; live performances in the tiny park in front of Pantages Theater; opportunities to give feedback and help guide plan development; and light refreshments. Featured performers include silks aerialist Todd Rogers, drag queen Indika Haze, and more.
For more information about the TRANSFORM project visit: www.tacomatheaterdistrict.com
Tacoma Gallery Opening Celebration
6 PM – 9 PM (Tacoma Gallery)
Tacoma Gallery is hosting a grand opening and their first Third Thursday Art Walk event in their studio at 1120 Hilltop. There will be an exhibition called GRIT CITY with guest artists from Tacoma, Olympia, Portland, and Seattle. Artists include Erik Sandgren, Kathryn Cotnoir, Dee Vadnais, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin, Jane Sobottka, Jason Sobottka, Banjo Skatoots and Nathan Barnes.
Inside Jane and Jason Sobottka’s studio, there will be an affordable ($20) art sale from most of the Grit City artists. Visiting merchants like ML Woodworking and jewelry by Miki Drake Svnlights, will be in attendance and selling their high quality, handmade products. Upcoming workshops in drawing, painting, journaling, printmaking and comic/video game character design will be posted.
1120 Hilltop is a Spaceworks Tacoma coworking space.
POETIC + UTILITY // ART+SCIENCE with Buster Simpson at TAM
6 PM – 8 PM (Tacoma Art Museum)
Art + Sci is back at TAM! Discover the creative connections between the complementary worlds of art and science. Enjoy their new exhibitions and an evening of drinks, small bites, and outside-of-the-box concepts.
Seattle artist Buster Simpson will explore the intersections between aesthetics and utility in response to pressing environmental issues. Following the talk, arts educator Elizabeth Conner will lead a conversation with the artist.
Buster Simpson received his MFA in 1969, and the Distinguished Alumni Award in Architecture and Design at the University of Michigan. Presently, Simpson is working on a commissioned project for the Seattle Waterfront Seawall, a large stainless-steel divining rod wind vane for a water education center.
This program is FREE and open to the public. See what else is happening at TAM on Free Third Thursday
In partnership with Art+Science at University of Puget Sound: www.pugetsound.edu/artsci
Homecoming Day 1: SassyBlack and Eddie Bermuda
7 PM – 10 PM (Alma Mater Tacoma, Fawcett Hall)
Alma Mater Tacoma is celebrating its grand opening! Kick off the Homecoming weekend of arts and music with SassyBlack and Eddie Bermuda. SassyBlack has been called the “Goddess of electronic psychedelic soul” and “hologram funk” and DJ and producer Eddie Bermuda comes home from LA for a night.
This is one of a series of Free and paid events celebrating Alam Mater’s Grand Opening Week beginning April 15. See Facebook event page for full Homecoming schedule.
Tickets are on sale now: choose “Thursday Pass” after clicking the Ticketfly link