Artists activate Tacoma

Through Spaceworks’ Artscapes program, artists of all abilities create murals, installations, and exhibits that bring cultural vibrancy and economic strength to our city. When artists are provided the opportunity to display in public, they push their work to the next level, and inspire the community.

Since its inception in 2010, Spaceworks has orchestrated hundreds of temporary Artscapes throughout Tacoma. While these projects may not be permanent, their effects are lasting..

Where to View

950 Gallery

The 950 Gallery provides a space for contemporary artists and curators working in the Pacific Northwest to host feature exhibitions. Always free and open to the public, with a new exhibition every two months.

Every Thursday 1-5PM
Third Thursday 1-9PM
Or By Appointment


Our streetside displays keep commercial districts activated 24/7 with temporary artworks from Pacific Northwest artists. We offer stipends to artists to take on a wide variety of spaces from storefront windows and display cases, to entire sides of buildings and public kiosks!


Featured Artscapes projects

Welcome to Tacoma and the Memory of Old Japan Town
Nori Kimura

The mural is a temporary installation of a 360 degree murals which promotes the City of Tacoma on the street side, and Tacoma’s Cultural diversity through a Japanese Children’s Day scene on the pedestrian side. (more…)

She’s Had Enough
Jennifer Chin

An art installation where 4 female figures are being measured, judged, put on a saintly pedestal, sexually objectified, and burning a multitude of candles at both ends. The artist comments that “It is tiring. She has had enough. It is time for a change now.”

I’m F.I.N.E.
barry johnson

barry johnson celebrates growing up ‘80s and color in his new solo show at the 950 Gallery



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