Spaceworks Newsletter – May 2018

We’re 1 month to our fundraiser NEON! This new Artscape in the Woolworth Windows features vintage and new neon signs collected from Spaceworks supporters. Left: A vintage neon letter “O” from an old Woolworth Department Store in Spokane has been refashioned into a clock by Rick Semple. Right: An 80’s “open” sign made by Tacoma’s “Neon Guy” Kevin Russell.

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Grand Openings of Two Women-Owned Businesses

The weekend of May 11, marked Grand Openings of Restyle Clothing Co and Jade & Co. The talented entrepreneurs who launched these businesses, Kirsten Reynolds and Jennie Serrano, joined Spaceworks Incubator program in 2017 and completed Spaceworks small business training. Read more in our Newsroom

National Launch of the Clemm Rishad Brand and Preview of Sky Creative

Sky Creative celebrated the National Launch of the Clemm Rishad Brand. The night included a night of collaborative showcases of Fashion, Art, and Music that Clemm Rishad has produced.

Sign Up for Entrepreneur Sucess Workshop

This workshop is both for people looking to start a business and people already in business. Join us to work through business basics, focus (or re-discover) your passion, and create an action plan to take you to the next level.
Learn about local resources available to entrepreneurs at any stage of business. This event is free and open to the public.

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(Photo: The Tshirt Men joined Spaceworks Incubator in 2014. Credit: Patrick Hagerty.)


Spaceworks Tacoma Seeks New Director

Manager Heather Joy is leaving Spaceworks Tacoma to work full time in her own arts company and we are looking for the next leader. Over the past eight years, Spaceworks has developed into a pillar of the Tacoma arts and maker communities, while invigorating the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are seeking the next Spaceworks Program Director to grow the program and the entrepreneurial community.

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Destiny City Comics and Arts Festival

Come meet local artists who make comics! Destiny City Comics is working with Alma Mater Tacoma to host independent writers and artists who can’t wait to sell you their latest zine or other concoction. Featuring special guest Sloane Leong, creator of Prism Stalker.

Tacoma Artists are invited to submit an application to table before June 11.

Details and link in Spaceworks Newsroom

Saturday, June 23 at 12 PM – 7 PM
Alma Mater Tacoma
Connect via Event Page on Facebook

Help us Make NEON a Great Experience, Sign Up to Volunteer

On June 8th, 2018 Spaceworks will host its third annual NEON Fundraiser and we need volunteers. We would love to have your support.

Volunteers who donate 5+ hours receive complimentary admission to NEON. Sign up if you are interested in being involved.

View Available Shifts 

Center for Lost and Found, New Special Project

Following on the heels of Artistic License DEPT, a new Spaceworks Special Project activates another space at the Commerce Street transit center. The Center for the Lost and Found is a place to share stories of lost or found objects and spread them into the community. Come create your very own lost or found poster and the CLF artists will post them around town.

For Updates follow @centerforlostandfoundon Instagram

May 17 – July 1, 2018
930 Commerce St, Tacoma WA 98402

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Submit Events to GTCF Community Calendar

Got an event you’d like to share? The calendar on the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s website could be a great place to promote it. Log in or register to post your event on the community calendar.

Seeking Inspired Artists and Entrepreneurs

Start a business, inspire the community, create art – we’ll help you grow with training and technical support.
At the Spaceworks Info Session learn more about the 4 Spaceworks programs and services including Artscapes, Incubator, Special Projects and Coworking.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

  • 6:00 – 7:00pm
  • Franke Tobey Jones
  • 5340 N Bristol St, Tacoma, WA 98407
  • Free event
  • Facebook Event

(“Celebration” by Vikram Madan, Spaceworks Artscapes 2015)

Affordable Studios/Offices Available Through Spaceworks Coworking

The Spaceworks Coworking program provides affordable space for artists and entrepreneurs to launch, grow, and — perhaps most importantly — meet other makers. Leases available immediately.

Email Gabriel Brown to schedule a tour