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

As of August 2020, the Rapid Mural program is on hold until further notice. For inquiries about the project in general, please contact Gabriel Brown, Artscapes Coordinator at gabrielb@tacomachamber.org

All of Spaceworks’ Rapid Murals

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