Artists activate Tacoma
Spaceworks’ Artscapes program provides support and opportunities to artists in Tacoma and Pierce County. We contract with artists of all abilities to create temporary public art that brings cultural vibrancy and economic strength to our city. Through murals, window installations, exhibits, public engagement projects, and art residency these opportunities have helped artists develop their artistic voice, and further their careers. Since its inception in 2010, Spaceworks has orchestrated hundreds of temporary Artscapes throughout Tacoma.
Where to View
Featured Artscapes projects
Peter & Araquin Boome
A permanent mural by Peter Boome with his son Araquin Boome. (more…)
RBG Tribute Mural
A mural tribute to the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Re-emerge in Healing
This mural is about uniting local environmental justice issues by coming together in healing. Specifically, it addresses the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) and the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) issues by highlighting some figureheads in these local movements alongside images of migratory animals.
Apply to Artscapes
Spaceworks organizes a wide variety of visual arts programming which has included murals, window installations, residencies, exhibitions and video art. These programs often arise in response to community needs, are grant based, and in partnership with other public, private, and non-profit groups. To stay informed about our next call-to-artists, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.
Gabriel Brown, Artscapes Coordinator