Artscapes

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.

HOURS
Every Thursday 1-5PM
Third Thursday 1-9PM
Or By Appointment
253-627-2175

Streetside

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!

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Featured Artscapes projects

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Anthony Duenas

A combination of traditional Native imagery painted in a non-traditional form and in unusual sites makes Duenas’s artwork an especially noteworthy addition to Tacoma’s bursting murals scene.

Anthony Duenas Takes Native American Myth to the Street -blog by Lisa Kinoshita

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Split Shot Collaborative

2139:47 — or the duration of Winter in hours:minutes — represents an embrace of the artificial, an anemic attempt to replace what is lost for a season, via a communion of the mundane: frames, fabric, industrial lighting.
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Katlyn Hubner

An exhibit of paintings, interviews, and video by Katlyn Hubner at the 950 Gallery
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