Join the Spaceworks community for a vibrant dinner fundraiser where you can learn our impact, network with business and art leaders, and support one of Tacoma’s most innovative programs.
A Spaceworks fundraiser for Tacoma’s creative economy
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm
at West of the Waterway, 1901 Dock Street, Tacoma WA
Tickets are $85 and include dinner and 1 drink ticket per attendee.
This is a 21+ event. Formal cocktail attire, with as much gold as possible.
6:30 – 7:30 Check-in & Happy Hour
• Live music by: Taxi Driver
• Incubator Alumni Showcase feat. Burns Violins, Tacoma Dance, Productivity Parlor, Black Garnet, ATMO Architecture, Jade & Co, Circle Up
• Art Gallery feat. Blake Carter
• Wine & Beer on the outdoor patio
7:30-9:00 Dinner & Main Program
• Dinner by Picasso Catering: Choice of Salmon with fruit salsa, or Chicken with Pesto, or Veggie protein with pesto. Salad, garlic potatoes, roasted vegetables. Dessert provided by Art of Crunch (fruit bars/lemon bars)
• Emcee: Michelle Matlock
• Keynote Speaker: Jacques Colon
• Program Director: Michael Liang
• Alumni Testimonial: Rebecca Solverson
• Auctioneer: Laura Michalek
• Auction packages include: Weekend trip to Palms Springs and Joshua Tree, Wayzgoose print w/steamroller ride, Weeklong resort stay in the Dominican Republic, 3D-printed speakers and wireless headphones, Boat tours, Luxury photoshoot, Family museum packages
• Raise the Paddle
Michelle Nicole Matlock is a professional American clown and former “struggling actress”, best known for playing the lead romantic role as the ladybug I OVO, a traveling production of Cirque du Soleil. She is a graduate of Spaceworks’ Business Planning Cohort and recently launched Circle Up, a live entertainment and performance education company.
Jacques Colon is the City of Tacoma’s strategic manager for “Tacoma 2025”, a community-informed strategic vision and framework for Tacoma’s future. He previously served as the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s health equity coordinator and has worked as a policy analyst and middle school science teacher.
Michael Liang came to Spaceworks in 2018 after a ten-year career as a designer and creative leader with the National Park Service. He provides vision and support to the Spaceworks staff and clients, helping the organization grow and strengthen as a pillar of Tacoma’s creative community. Liang received a B.F.A. in art and design from the University of Michigan, a certificate in natural science illustration from the University of Washington, and is currently finishing his M.S.Ed. He is passionate about building community and tapping into the transformative power of the arts for social good.
After earning a BA from Bard College in New York, Rebecca returned to Tacoma for a job as the first Spaceworks staff member, and has since worked for the Washington State Arts Commission, and volunteered with many local non-profits and grassroots groups, including as a founding member of the Tacoma Tool Library. She currently works as the City of Tacoma’s Public Art Specialist, managing public art projects across the city.
Laura Michalek deploys humor and a piston-fast chatter to raise money for worthy causes. We’re excited to have her return for her fourth Spaceworks auction.
How to get to CACHET
A message from Downtown On the Go!
Investing in Spaceworks is an investment in the artists and creative entrepreneurs who transform Tacoma. They imagine futures that are not yet realized, and their dreams take courage, hard work, and community who supports them.
We invite you to be part of their story.
Can’t make it to CACHET? Consider making a tax deductible donation. Your financial support will allow us to train more entrepreneurs, provide more murals and windows and gallery shows, and continue to make Tacoma a great place for creatives to live and work.
Looking for NEON? It’s still happening! Since we’re focusing on fundraising at CACHET, we’ve reframed NEON as a community art party on Saturday, August 17, 7pm-11pm, at Normanna Hall.