“…And through the exhibit of these shared memories, my family history and community voice illuminated the unique character of the place defined by a lively and creative spectrum of individuals…”
“… he draws inspiration from its diverse culture and scenic landscapes, infusing his artwork with a unique local flavor…”
Dancing to the Sun
“My art is a celebration of life rooted in nature and curiosity…’
Let’s go to the mountain
“…The Five panels of murals emulate our beautiful Mt. Rainier scenes with animals and climbers…”
Snag, Morning Routine II, and Exiting Plato’s Cave
I mean to make things that I enjoy and that is what drives me to create. (more…)
“‘Dandelion Rebellion’ represents local pride in the 253…”
Kilroy Was Here
“Cady Bogart is a Seattle based Multimedia Artist that operates between the worlds of textiles and painting. She explores themes of the modern day human experience as well as our place in nature. Her work is influenced by personal experience and contemporary culture.”
R.R. Anderson in collaboration with Morgan Alexander
“In these two panels, a collaboration by R.R. Anderson and Morgan Alexander, the viewer is looking through the window of an Italian restaurant where cartoon characters are enjoying large plates of spaghetti and meatballs. They have been mounted on the former sausage factory next to Vallhalla Hall in the 1200 block of MLK Jr. Way since the “Music and Murals” event in September of 2007.
Welcome to Hilltop: Core of the City
Blue City, Green Destiny
“This piece is a reflection on the essential question: How do we shape a Green future for Tacoma? One that doesn’t ignore its most important resources: our land and our working class. The labor that built Tacoma is needed in this effort of democracy. How do we reshape our work and our jobs? How do we honor the land we live on and how do we pass it on to future generations? Our destiny is for us to decide.”
Growing a Community
A permanent mural located on the side of local business, Parky’s Pizza Bar, in the McKinley Hill neighborhood, “represents the amount of effort and teamwork it takes to help a community grow and thrive.”
Presented by Write253
“Tacoma Wayzgoose is an annual festival that celebrates Tacoma’s vibrant letterpress, printmaking, and book arts community.”
Inspired by a herping backpacking trek in Brasso Seco with West Indian Herping and flowers growing in their quiet revolution at Wa Samaki Permaculture in Trinidad of the twin island Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago.
Give Out Of Love
I paint to inspire creativity and elicit gratitude for the ordinary.
Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring
The Dead Feminists series is a collaboration between artists Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring.
Five Mile Wild
The “Five Mile Wild” mural will be familiar to anyone who has taken a drive or stroll through Point Defiance Park and encountered its bold raccoon residents.
The One and Only
A mural which uses bold colors to pay tribute to a subject of local history.
Edison Square Bulbs
” … to bring radiance and brilliance to the city, light up the alleyway for those who traverse it, and serve as a reminder to always shine your light and glow even in moments of darkness.”
Live with Gratitude
Inspired by her everyday surroundings and finding beauty in the ordinary, Amy Lewis helps us understand the basic necessities of life that we so often take for granted in this tollbooth mural.
“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.”
Two Eagles With Egg
A permanent, Coastal Salish, Formline mural located at the Commerce Street Transit Center.
Peter & Araquin Boome
A permanent mural using both historic and contemporary examples of colors and symbols to illustrate an evolving culture.
Quotes from People Detained: Leaders of La Resistencia
David Long & Al Pikart
Portraits painted by Al Pikart of individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, along with painted lettering by David Long of quotes from detainees and Maru Mora Villalpando.
RBG Tribute Mural
A mural tribute to the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Kristen T. Ramirez
Ramirez creates a kaleidoscope-like work that enlivens and humanizes the site.
Re-emerge in Healing
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.
Welcome to Tacoma and the Memory of Old Japan Town
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…)