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

Explore Tacoma. Celebrate art. Create community.

Tacoma Studio Tour - Podcast Episode

On the premier episode of a local podcast called “We Art Tacoma,” Erik interview local artists Jasmine Brown Art and Michaela Eaves Art. They discuss Tacoma Arts Month and more specifically, the Tacoma Studio Tour. We Art Tacoma is Channel 253 production that features local arts event coverage and interviews with painters, musicians, actors, dancers, writers, filmmakers, slam poets, and more.

The free and family-friendly 2018 Tacoma Studio Tour takes place October 13th and 14th, 11 am – 5 pm.

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Call for Activities

Are you hosting an arts event in October? Complete the Activities Submission Form on Submittable to have your event included on our events calendar and website!

2018 Toolkit and Style Guide

You can help promote Tacoma Arts Month to your constituents using the items included in this toolkit. Click below to download.

Become a Sponsor

Support for Tacoma Arts Month comes from amazing organizations from across the Puget Sound. 

Header image credits – Image 1: BareFoot Collective, courtesy of City of Tacoma. Image 2: Painting Event, courtesy of YMCA. Image 3: Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center dance performance, courtesy of City of Tacoma. Image 4: Close up of work by Qin Tan, courtesy of City of Tacoma. Image 5: Tacoma Studio Tour, courtesy of City of Tacoma. Image 6: Studio Tour, courtesy of City of Tacoma.