In times of crisis, we trust that communities come together to support those most in need. If ever there was a time to lean in and lift up your favorite neighborhood business, now is that time. For many of our Spaceworks alumni, working from home is not an option, and already we’re hearing of lost revenue from cancelled events and fewer customers.
Over the coming weeks, we will be promoting and highlighting alumni who are doing what they do best: hustling, getting creative, and using their talents to keep joy in this city. For some, this looks like an expanded online store and for others, it’s free local delivery so you don’t have to visit in person. As you are able, please support these amazing businesses and keep Tacoma’s creative economy going strong.
Updated March 16, 2020
Paradoxum Consulting – Ashley Sloan and Arianna Thornton-West
Free live webinar: Strategic + Creative Responses to COVID-19. Join Ashley and Arianna of Paradoxum Consulting as they provide support, solutions, and resources for serving your community during the current health crisis. Friday, March 20. 10am – 11am.
Productivity Parlour – Naarah McDonald
Coming soon: online classes and tutorials for those stuck inside.
Due to the outbreak, I’m offering Tarot Readings via email: $20 Current Energies, $40 Focused Intention, $60 2020 Spread
Dionne Bonner Art & Design – Dionne Bonner
Offering art inspired custom-designed home decor and apparel items.
Anchor Oats – Angela Gow
Get 15% off your order with promo code SPCWRKS
Restyle Clothing Company – Kirsten Reynolds
Located in the heart of the 6th Ave Business District (6th Ave & Cedar Street)
At Restyle & Co. we’re making sure your wardrobe needs are still being met with some great Spring stock. Although our consignment clothing comes in clean and fresh we are temporarily changing our return policy to allow you to make your final decision on our clothing up to 30 days after you’ve purchased. Here’s to keeping our community safe and healthy.
Stocklist Goods and Gifts – Liz Van Dyke
Stocklist Goods & Gifts website is getting a little remodel and we are offering free shipping or local delivery now through April 30th, 2020.
We are also hosting The Low Key Local Pop Up Shop Series, or TLKL PUSS. Look for local artists and makers popping up in the store from either 12-3 or 4-7 any day of the week. They will share info on events on their social media. If you are a local artist interested in participating in a free pop up at Stocklist reach out to email@example.com and we will fill slots on a first come first serve basis.
Tacoma Headshots – Mihael Blikshteyn
Your headshot is your calling card. Make it count.
Based in Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Headshots is a premium South Puget Sound headshot photography studio. We go where you are, our studio or your location.
Tacoma Aroma Flavor – Kris Hay
We were scheduled to attend the Sustainability Expo on March 14, and we have this great basket of locally-produced goodies that we were going to give away. The Expo is postponed, but Earth Day is Every Day, right? So we’re doing the prize drawing anyway—in celebration of Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, Sustainable food systems! Visit TacomaAromaFlavor.com/prizedrawing to enter.
South Sound/TACOMA SCORE – Jeff Freedman
South Sound/Tacoma SCORE is a team of over twenty-five nationally Certified volunteer Mentors who provide free confidential, professional counseling to start-up entrepreneurs and current small business owners of all types in Pierce, Mason, Thurston, Grays Harbor and South King counties.
Unlimited meetings with mentors from all different industries and experiences; and access to hundreds of online seminars and workshops. All at no cost. Let us help you grow your business!
www.tacoma.score.org or call 855-685-0166 to schedule your video appointment with a SCORE mentor at TractionSpace in downtown Tacoma. Other locations in the Puget Sound area. firstname.lastname@example.org
Downing Pottery – Sarah Woodson
20% Off Sale with free local delivery, March 21st 10-4pm
In lieu of the canceled 2020 UPS Fieldhouse Flea Market, Downing Pottery will be running a SALE in our online shop on March 21st from 10-4pm. 20% off will be automatically applied to most items (custom work excluded) with FREE DELIVERY available to residents of Tacoma, Fircrest and UP using discount code: DELIVERY
Circle Up Productions – Michelle Matlock
Anatomy of Home – Monika Scheffe
Are you spending more time at home than expected these days? As such, are you dealing with areas of your home that are frustrating, uninspiring, or downright depressing? At Anatomy of Home we help people fall in love with their homes again. We offer fresh eyes and new solutions for space arrangement, furnishings, and color choices. We’re giving away 2 free 90-minute consultations ($180 value each) to help motivate and inspire you to take action on that problem area of your home. Check out our website’s photos, click on contact, and reply with “I want a consultation!” and we’ll enter your name in our drawing. Winners will be contacted by email and announced on our social media channels. Let’s do this!
eTcTacoma – Umi Wagoner and Perris Wright
This untimely pandemic comes right before the release of our Spring 2020 collection and our long-awaited collaboration with recording artist Travis Thompson. Our sincerest apologies to all those who have bought tickets and are receiving correspondence of its rescheduling. However, our in-store with Travis Thompson is still happening from 11AM-1PM. From our understanding brick and mortar retailers like ourselves are being less affected by the band, but in an effort to keep your attention and because we understand incentive in the face of uncertainty, we are offering 20% off of Umi’sCorner products only throughout the weekend.
SPUN Clay Arts Studio – Jennifer English & April Sanders
We are offering ‘no hassle’ rebooking for all classes that are already scheduled. Digital gift certificates are now available for purchase through our website (instead of having to email, call, or come by). We’ve put up a notice on our landing page that states we are keeping our hours the same, but asking that everyone use good judgment before coming in if they are not feeling well.