*** CACHET Postponed to Summer 2020 ***

Spaceworks’ vibrant dinner fundraiser, CACHET, was originally set for this May 8th. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the event until later this summer and are currently securing an alternate date.

Last year our supporters, volunteers, and on-stage talent made CACHET a magical evening that ultimately raised more than $50,000. These funds were vital to our mission to provide training and support for artists and creative entrepreneurs in Tacoma.

2020 marks our ten-year anniversary and while we have much to celebrate, we also know that our community is currently facing its biggest challenges to date. We look forward to coming together this summer and reaffirming our shared commitments to creatives.


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

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 summer, 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. Please consider carpooling, ride-shares, public transportation, or the VIP add-on* for guaranteed parking.

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!

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?