Artscapes

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.

Where to View

Rapid Murals

In response to boarded-up businesses in Tacoma, Spaceworks Tacoma has partnered with local organizations to create a rapid mural response program.

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!

Featured Artscapes projects

Re-emerge in Healing
Saiyare Refaei

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.
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Transmission
Kristen T. Ramirez

Ramirez creates a kaleidoscope-like work that enlivens and humanizes the site.
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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…)

Artscapes Contact

Gabriel Brown, Artscapes Coordinator
gabrielb@tacomachamber.org
253-682-1735

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