Special Projects

Special Projects is a catch-all category that allows for experimentation, innovation, and responsiveness to changing needs. Recently, this includes using the arts to spark dialogue and participation around civic and transit projects.  

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Featured Special Projects

Links to Opportunity – Hilltop Engagement Projects

Spaceworks Tacoma, working with the City of Tacoma, contracted community engagement specialists to engage Hilltop neighbors through pop-up outreach events. The collected data will guide the streetscape design elements of the Martin Luther King Jr. Way sidewalk area between 6th Avenue to 19th Street. Nine creative Tacomans developed innovative ways to collect feedback about the proposed street redesign known as Links To Opportunity. 

TRANSFORM: Theater District Culture & Transportation Plan

TRANSFORM is a community engagement project, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, that aims to raise awareness of Tacoma’s Theater District and to highlight opportunities for creative use of public spaces within its footprint.

Holiday Haul Crawl

Join us for the Annual Downtown Tacoma Holiday Haul Crawl. One day in December, visit Pacific Avenue near UW Tacoma and the museum district to find a cornucopia of local
businesses offering giveaways and holiday specials. In addition, there will be a Pop-Up Holiday Market
showcasing amazing local vendors at 1742 Pacific Ave (inside, by Hot Rod Dog). Get in the holiday spirit, support local business, and feel the Tacoma love!

Want to sponsor a Special Project?

Contact Michael Liang, Spaceworks Program Director                    E: michaell@tacomachamber.org
P: 253.682.1722