(as of March) CACHET 2020

[ca-shay] A Spaceworks Fundraiser for Tacoma’s Creative Economy

Friday, May 8th, 2020
6:30pm – 9:30pm

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Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street, Tacoma WA

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For 10 years, Spaceworks has been a pillar of support for artists and creative entrepreneurs in Tacoma. What began as a downtown window filled with art has turned into a suite of programs that empower creatives to grow as professionals. This spring, join the Spaceworks community and reaffirm that creativity is indeed a shared value that defines our city.

CACHET is a vibrant dinner fundraiser, 21+. Cocktail attire (especially gold, black, and white) is always encouraged. Parking is limited at the Foss Waterway Seaport; please consider carpooling, ride-shares, public transportation, or the VIP add-on* for guaranteed parking.


Early Bird: $100
General Admission: $120
VIP add on: $25
Early Bird Table of 8: $800
General Admission Table of 8: $960

In honor of Spaceworks’ 10-year anniversary, please use the promo code “gold” to get 10% off your ticket price (single ticket only). Alumni are considered graduates of our training programs, collaborators on special projects, current and former coworking tenants, and artists who have created windows installations, murals, or gallery exhibitions.

*Get the $25 VIP add-on and receive on-site parking, a drink ticket, appetizers, and early access to the silent auction.

Schedule of events

6:00 pm VIP Early Access

6:30 pm Check-in, Networking, Silent Art Auction, Cocktails, Appetizers, Live Music, Art Experiences

7:30 pm Dinner, Dessert, and Program (Director Welcome, Impact Video, Live Auction, Raise the Paddle)

8:30 pm Program Ends

10:00 pm Evening Officially Concludes

Auctioneer Laura Michalek deploys humor and a piston-fast chatter to raise money for worthy causes. We’re excited to have her return for her fifth Spaceworks auction!

About this Event

In selecting a name for our spring fundraising event, we wanted something that could pair well with the existing NEON Art Party, something that helped reinforce our intentions to raise funds. For us, CACHET plays with three ideas:

  • The literal definition, which refers to a state of respect, prestige, and admiration. We’re pretty proud of Spaceworks and want to share our accomplishments to leaders and donors within the region! And more than just Spaceworks, we also want a night to elevate and celebrate the entire creative economy in Tacoma. The artists and entrepreneurs we work with are truly the tastemakers and changemakers of the city and have an outsized impact on our business and culture.
  • The reference to “cache” or to store and hide items away for future use. Our program participants are on a long and often arduous journey as creative entrepreneurs. Just like hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, it’s necessary to cache resources and care packages along the way. Our hope is that donations made to Spaceworks are viewed as investments that help people through some of the biggest career transitions of their lives. (Also, this fundraiser precedes a period in our fiscal year where we have fewer grants and service contracts. The infusion of capital helps keeps our programs going during the summer and early fall).
  • “Cache” as a homophone for “cash”. This is an event to raise dollars after all!

Can’t make it to CACHET? Consider making a tax deductible donation. Your financial support will allow us to train more entrepreneurs, provide more murals and windows and gallery shows, and continue to make Tacoma a great place for creatives to live and work.

Questions about the event? 

Contact spaceworks@tacomachamber.org