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.
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Featured Artscapes projects
Uprooted – To Nourish Us All
Patsy Surh O'Connell with Bella Kim & Sun Watkins
The Spaceworks Tacoma Residency was given to Patsy Surh O’Connell who is a member of the Korean American Artists Association of Washington. She recruited KAAAW members Sun Watkins and Bella Kim for her installation work.
“This ‘BUILD’ mural is here to honor you, where you come from, and where you’re going. It is a thank you for all the gifts you’re leaving behind to guide and fuel others who follow.”
Peter & Araquin Boome
A permanent mural using both historic and contemporary examples of colors and symbols to illustrate an evolving culture.
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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