Rapid Murals

In response to boarded-up businesses in Tacoma during COVID-19, Spaceworks has partnered with local organizations and businesses to create a rapid mural program.

Pictured here: Top left, Tiffanny Hammonds & the UWT Black Student Union mural on Hello Cupcake. Top right, youth poses with mural by Nori Kimura on St Helens Ave. Bottom left, mural by Mindy Barker on High Maintenance Salon. Bottom right, mural by Saiyare Refaei on London’s Salon.

These temporary murals, painted directly onto installed plywood panels, serve to 1) support local businesses, 2) reduce crime and unwanted graffiti, 3) provide income for local artists, and 4) offer civic hope and positive messaging.

Artists are commissioned at $75 per 4’x8′ panel. This program is made  possible with support from The Downtown Tacoma Partnership, Tacoma Creates, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.

Video and article by the Tacoma News Tribune: “Art in the time of COVID-19” by Allison Needles

Downtown Mural Walk

Enjoy murals and hear directly from the artists that created them by taking a virtual guided walking tour through Downtown Tacoma, organized by Spaceworks as part of Downtown On the Go’s Walk Tacoma series. 

Rapid Mural Contact

For inquiries about the Rapid Mural program please contact Spaceworks at spaceworks@tacomachamber.org

Sponsor a Mural

Support businesses and artists affected by COVID-19 and sponsor a mural. Since March 2020, Spaceworks and its partners have installed more than 20 Rapid Murals throughout Tacoma. Help us expand this program into 2021. To sponsor the Rapid Mural program, please contact Michael Liang at michaell@tacomachamber.org 

All of Spaceworks’ Rapid Murals