Tacoma Arts Month is dedicated to showing off the very best about our community. October is brimming with hundreds of arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages. There is something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and theater performances; hands-on experiences; visual art exhibits; literary readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings and cultural events.

Enjoy culture. Explore Tacoma. Connect with your community.

Share your #TacomaArts experience – and win!

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Gold Ticket – Adwoa Levin
Silver Ticket – Michelle MacElvain
Bronze Ticket – Christie Rooks

Discover – and share – Tacoma’s arts and culture experiences this October and win great prizes.

It’s easy!

  1. Take a selfie at each Tacoma arts event you attend in October
  2. Post using #TacomaArts and mention the name of the event you attended. Make sure your post is public
  3. Be instantly entered to win one of three fabulous prize packages


Gold Ticket: Spend a night on the town enjoying a cultural experience, dinner, and overnight stay in Tacoma.

Silver Ticket: Spend the day steeped in culture; enjoy complimentary admissions and lunch.

Bronze Ticket: Continue your arts exploration with complimentary and discount passes.

Sponsored by the Arts & Culture Coalition of Pierce County: Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Buffalo Soldiers Museum, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Classical Tuesdays, Destiny City Film Festival, Fife Historical Society, Foss Waterway Seaport, Hilltop Artists, Job Carr Cabin Museum, Lakewood Historical Society, Museum of Glass, Points NE Historical Society, Puget Sound Revels, Second City Chamber Series, Symphony Tacoma, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Historical Society, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma Youth Symphony, The Grand Cinema, University Place Historical Society, Washington State History Museum

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Kaleidoscope: Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party


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2018 Call for Activities and Events

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2017 Tacoma Arts Month Toolkit and Style Guide

Are you hosting an arts event in October as part of Tacoma Arts Month? You can help promote Tacoma Arts Month to your constituents using the items included in this toolkit. Click on the logo to the left to download.

Header image credits – Image 1: Tacoma Arts Challenge, courtesy of Culture Shock Collective. Image 2: Tacoma Studio Tour, courtesy of City of Tacoma. Image 3: Asia Pacific Cultural Center dance performance, courtesy of City of Tacoma. Image 4: Phenomenal and Liberal Painting Exhibit at Kittredge Gallery, “Big Red Glitch,” by Linda Besemer. Image 5: Tacoma Studio Tour, courtesy of City of Tacoma. Image 6: AMOCAT Arts Award, artwork by Chandler O’Leary.