Artists activate Tacoma
Through Spaceworks’ Artscapes program, artists 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.
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Featured Artscapes projects
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.
Kristen T. Ramirez
Ramirez creates a kaleidoscope-like work that enlivens and humanizes the site.
Welcome to Tacoma and the Memory of Old Japan Town
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…)
Gabriel Brown, Artscapes Coordinator