October 16 & 17 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima Ave Free and for all ages
Over 90 Tacoma artists, working in all artistic disciplines and mediums, welcome you to the spacious Tacoma Armory for a unique interactive arts experience. Artists will be sharing their work and you will have an opportunity to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. Enjoy live music by Kareem Kandi World Orchestra on Saturday from 1 – 4 and Stephanie Anne Johnson on Sunday. Music sponsored by KNKX.
Parking: Street parking is available around the Tacoma Armory near the Pierce County-District Court Building, but is limited to either 30 minutes or one hour. Paid public parking is available adjacent to the campus, operated by LAZ Parking (downloadable app available).
Public Transit: The Tacoma Armory is serviced by Pierce Transit bus routes 45 and 28.
Health and Safety: This event will follow all current Covid-19 health and safety protocols. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.
Consider bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to Emergency Food Network.
Check out the Arts at the Armory website for all the details and to learn more about these participating artists:
A & G Mealing, Abigail Kok, Adrian Milanio, Ahlix Hale, Alex Cunningham, Alexzandria Garrett, Amy Lewis, Ann Darling, B. Eugene B., Bethany Cramer, Blue Cactus Press, Brenda Cummings, Cassandra Kuring, Chandler O’Leary, Charde’ Baker, Chelsia Berry, Chip Van Gilder, Claire Parrish, Cora Wells, Crystal Cox, Cyan Leder, Danielle Jordan, Darcy Jones, Deborah Renee, Dierdre Patterson, Dino Macioci, Elayne Vogel, Erika Norris, Gillian Nordlund, Hannah Sezer, Heather W. Ernst, Holly Knoll, Hoyt Crace, Ixia Tile Tacoma, Jaeda Reed, Jess Guatney, Jessica Spring, Joe Gallagher, Josh Harriman, Joshua Lee, Judith Perry, Jules Nemish, Julia White, Kathryn Anderson, Katie Dean, Kcie Monk, Kellz Moylan, Kelsey Parkhurst, Kristina Batiste, L. J. Kuring, Luna Malia Azzouni, Lydia K. Valentine, Lynn Di Nino, Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow, Mackenzie Hough, Maria Jost, Marit Berg, Mark Anthony Smith, Mark Tabaczynski, Mary Mann, Mary Patton, Mauricio Robalino, Mayumi Harris, Melissa Metzler, Nick Stokes, Nicole Turner, Nicole Lockard, Noah Struthers, Nora Prindle, Oliver Doriss, Olivia Sherman, Penny Russell AKA FireHorse, Rachel Heimbigner, Reid Ozaki, Roberto Sanchez, Steven Grice, Suzanne Skaar, Tacoma Life Drawing Group, Tacoma Light Trail, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.), Taylor Cox, Teonna Manson-St. Ours, Teresa Owens, Teri Mori, Tim Peirson, Tracy Painter, Trenard Waite, Trevor Warren, Yuka Petz
Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Live.
Tacoma Arts Month is made possible with the support of these media sponsors: Grit City Magazine, Northwest Public Broadcasting, ParentMap,South Sound Magazine, Macaroni Kid, KNKX, Preview, Showcase, Travel Tacoma.
Night Market is back in swing with a new outdoor location. Join us down at Point Ruston for a lovely fall exhibition featuring your favorite local artists and makers. The afternoon of October 2nd from 3pm to 9pm, music, food and art. What could be more fun on a sunny autumnal afternoon.
September 25th At the Schack Art Center in Everett Washington
On September 25th from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Schack Art Center in Everett Washington join me and hundreds of other artists from around the region as we empty our studios revealing goodies, gifts and one offs. The annual street sale in front of the Schack Art Center known as the Artist Garage Sale has become know as the go to for artist deals and hook ups! Be prepared for some serious art bargains!
Free Admission – Opens at 9am
Become an art collector without breaking the bank. You’ll find incredible bargains on old and new stock including glass, ceramics, watercolors, oils, acrylics, recycled art, photography, garden art and much more – all at fabulous prices.
Location: Schack Art Center at 2921 Hoyt Ave., on the street in front of the building.
Directions: If you are coming from the South: Take exit 192 off of I-5 to 41st street, then head North on Colby Ave. to downtown Everett.
If you are coming from the North: Consider taking exit 198 off of I-5 to Hwy 529, then following W. Marine View Drive along the Everett waterfront until you eventually turn left on Hewitt Ave. and arrive in downtown Everett.
Parking: Street parking is free on weekends in downtown Everett. We also recommend Everpark Garage one-block North of the Schack, which is also free on weekends.
Celebrate this Labor Day weekend Tacoma style! Saturday September 4th The Summer Blast hosted by Metro Parks is the PNW outdoor celebration you deserve! It all goes down at the new Dune Peninsula Park at the terminus of Ruston Way. There will be live music from 2:30-8:45 pm on the Cambia Legacy Lawn opening up with DJ ZETA followed by awesome cover bands through the afternoon. At dusk fireworks will be launched from a barge anchored in the sound. The show will be visible all along Ruston way. I will be participating in the vendor village along with tons of great artists from 12-8 pm hosted by Night Market with my unique brand of glass ware. gifts, oddities and collectables for your consumption. I plan on having a fresh run of my popular Skull Tumblers and a selection of these delicate Hexagonal aperitif cups I’ve just started making. And the really wild thing about this is the event is totally Free!
Of all the religious belief structures it turns out I have a soft spot for pagans. Is it their sense of style? Is their inclusiveness, lack of judging others? Nope! It’s their light hearted sense of humor!
This photo was sent to me by A regular collector of Fulcrum Gallery who purchased this and another of the pieces from my Trophy Series. Personally I loved making this series, the creativity, and the technical challenge of producing these small works. Read more about this body of work here and the available pieces in this collection. -Oliver Doriss
At The Mix
This Saturday from 12-9 join me and the other hearty souls at The Mix in Tacoma for a Holiday Pop Up Bazaar. Snacks, drinks, gifts and other holiday treasures will be available for purchase as well as my eclectic glass designs. Get out and do some social distancing with the fam! See you there!
I have produced two runs of the “GlassEarth” this year. Just like any hand crafted product there is a substantial prep-work and development that goes into each piece. Since this line is still in it’s infancy every time I go into the studio there is growth. I learn a little bit more about my process, shapes, timing, detail. After grinding and polished my most recent run, and I must admit I am very happy with the direction things are going. Also during this last run I took the time to document the steps involved in the creation of these pieces. You too can check out the process here on the GlassEarth page.
We are still coming together this year, just not as close. I love Tacoma for it’s fierce brand of local pride and civic unity. It is something I feel that is something communities strive for yet is not often realized. As Tacomans this bond manifests in our fashion, our events and our local shopping habits. This is why you are invited to this weekends festivities.
This weekend, 12-7pm Friday Saturday & Sunday we are hosting a safe social distanced “Pop Up” at The Flea on 6th ave in Tacoma. I will be there with some new designs of contemporary glass ware. A fresh selection of Baby Head Cups©, drinking glasses and assorted sculpture. As well I will be joined by some of your local favorites in Tacoma styles.
Join me and my friends this Saturday 12pm @ The Flea.
The Flea is a Tacoma gem, a diamond in the rough and a needle in a haystack all at the same time. Tucked in between The Alley Cat Lounge and Emerald leaves Dispensary on 6th Ave. This may be the smallest retail venue art gallery in the city by far. The inside has the square footage of a Volkswagen bus, just big enough for a dedicated patron, and the limited capacity is perfect for today’s social distancing requirements.
What truly makes this venue so unique is its accessibility for both for the artist and the citizens of Tacoma. It’s an eternal “Pop Up” of talent constantly showcasing local artists on a day to day basis, you never know what you might find. Whether presenting paintings, prints, sculpture or Tacoma fashions the steady rotation of artists and designers embody the spirit and identity of our city.