We have you covered! Come to Night Market at Freight House Square !
As soon as I wrap up the holidays with my family I’m heading down to Night Market to meet yours!
Got some new goodies for you this weekend! New ornament designs to bring your decorating to the next level. First is the Diavolo Rosso a charming little sprite of an orb to join the others on your holiday tree. The Second is a fun little number inspired by the classic Crimson Ghost films but most notably known as the signature image of the punk band Misfits.
As always I will have a great selection of tumblers, vessels and Baby Head Cups.
Arts at the Armory in Tacoma -November 11th & 12th, 11am-5pm – free – all ages
I am flattered to be a part of Arts at the Armory this year. I love this exhibition. Initially it started off as as an answer to Tacoma Studio Tours during lock-down however it have evolved into Tacoma’s most sophisticated art fair to date.
This weekend you will experience 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. Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Live.
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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 here lazparking.com/app). Click here for a map and directions.
Public Transit: The Tacoma Armory is serviced by Pierce Transit bus routes 45 and 28
Food: Hungry? Local food trucks will be on-site during the event. You are welcome to enjoy your food inside the Roosevelt Room.
I will be set up inside Macaluso’s Italian Restaurant on the corner of Pearl St. In Ruston. I will be bringing a selection of hand made glassware. Specifically some of my Venetian style wine bulbs. Immerse yourself in the world of wine as you stroll through our charming neighborhoods, discovering local wineries and their finest selections. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or just starting to appreciate the art of winemaking, the North Pearl Wine Walk 2023 offers an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere for all. Discover new flavors, expand your palate, and engage in conversations with winemakers who are passionate about their craft. Back this year – we will be hosting artists at the wine walk stops as part of Tacoma Arts Month. Maybe you will even find an art piece perfect for that important person ahead of the holidays.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to discover and celebrate the world of wine at the North Pearl Wine Walk 2023. Mark your calendars and get your tickets now for an unforgettable afternoon of wine, community, and enjoyment. We can’t wait to raise a glass with you!
Punk Rock Flea Market is all ages at ALMA in Tacoma
Setting up this weekend for a two day party with some of my favorite punks! I’m bringing out the weird creepy wonderful and uncomfortable items for your enjoyment! A fresh run of Tacoma Tumblers featuring Skulls, Dice, Kitties, and a Bunny named Frank! Also just harvested an fresh run of Pumpkin Heads that are channeling this moody goth vibe. Perfect for the disgruntled teenager in you.
Punk Rock Fleamarket is Saturday and Sunday September 2nd and 3rd at ALMA in Tacoma. Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-5pm all ages $1 entry.
Saturday join myself and many other fabulous creatives for the official Tacoma Pride Makers Market. You will find us in Fireman’s Park overlooking Commencement Bay just beyond the main stage on Pacific Avenue. Come by and check us out 12pm to 6pm during the festivities throughout the day.
Tacoma Pride Festival honors the LGBTQIA+ community by celebrating pride in who we are as valuable, creative members of a diverse population in the South Puget Sound region, we invite you to CELEBRATE with Us!
PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET returns to the aromatic environs of Tacoma, at Alma Mater 1322 Fawcett Ave, with our special healing blend of bargains, beats and booze! Hundreds of vendors from across the region will sell their finest wares, DJ’s will fill the air with their sweet noise, we’ll have alcoholic drinks for the grownups, fattening treats for the kids, savory food for pretty much everyone and the kind of open and welcoming atmosphere that makes you wish we could scrap consumer society altogether and just start over!
The PRFM remains an ALL AGES event. Bring the kids, bring your parents, bring the whole damn crew. And we are PROUD to say that since 2006 it costs just ONE DOLLAR to take a deep dive into the bowels of punk rock ephemera while supporting local independent business.
As always, the PRFM supports our friends the Low Income Housing Institute, aka. LIHI, with a donation from our proceeds. LIHI is a non-profit organization that provides homes for homeless and low-income people all around the Puget Sound, and is currently leading the effort to build tiny self –contained houses for homeless people and families around our region. More info about them at www.lihi.org.
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We are at it again with our new venue by the Tacoma Dome at Freighthouse Square! Unquestionably an authentic Tacoma experience! In addition to my usual wares I am showcasing some updated favorites. In particular I have a new run of my Fossil sculptures. Together with GlassSkull whose unique silver and enamel combo look better than ever. The new location is without a doubt one of the best so far. Also in my years participating in the Tacoma Night Market I feel like the vibe here is just right. See you this weekend!
December 10th & 11th, 11am – 5pm At The Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima Ave Masks required – Free entry
Join myself and other amazing Tacoma artists the weekend of December 10th for Arts at the Armory. Artists will be presenting work and will be available in person learn about their personal artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. I will be displaying new works, such as my Trophies a current run of Venetian style goblets, In addition to these I will have some old favorites as well. See you there. -Oliver
Over 100 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 sponsored by KNKX on Saturday, December 10 at 12 pm – 2 pm. There will be a live dance performance sponsored and performed by Syncopation Foundation on Saturday, December 10 at 3-3:45 PM.
Enjoy live music on Sunday, December 11 at noon-1:30pm sponsored and played by Steve and Kristi Nebel. Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Live.December 10 at 12 pm – 2 pm. Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Live.
Check out the Arts at the Armory website for all the details and to learn more about these participating artists:
Adam Duell, Alyssa Ryann, Amy Lewis, Anita Latch, Anna Holcomb, Bethany Cramer, Cameron Decker, Carla Gramlich, Chandler O’Leary, Chelsea Pratt, Cheryl DeGroot, Christina Vega, Claire Edwards, Claudia Riedener, Collin Veenstra, Cora Wells, Cyan Leder, Dallas Blenz, Daniel Hunter, Darcy Jones, Daria Hembree, David Bader, Deborah Renee, Denise Williams, Devonna Celeste Currah, Diane Katz, Dierdre Patterson, Dion Thomas, Ebony Warren, Elizabeth Cadwallader, Elizabeth Gallagher, Emma Kelly, Ethan Budd, Freyja Knott, Gillian Nordlund, Hadiya Finley, Hans Iverson, Haven Livingston, Holly Knoll, Hugo Cruz-Moro, Jaeda Reed, Joe Gallagher, Johnny Crespo, Jonathan Bolivar, Josh Harriman, Joshua Lee, Juan La Torre, Jules Nemish, Julia White, Katherine Hogan, Kathryn Anderson, Katie Dean, Kcie Monk, Kelley Roberts, Kelsey Alger, Kelsey Parkhurst, Kendyl Chasco, Kenya Shakoor, Laurie Davenport, LeShawn Gamble, Linda Finley, Lucy Nilan, Luna Malia Azzouni, Lynn Di Nino, Lydia K. Valentine, Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow, Mark Monlux, Mary Mann, Mary Patton, Mauricio Robalino, Mayumi Harris, Michelle Osborne, Mike Murphy, Miranda Hemlee, Miriam Barnett, Nick Stokes, Nicole Turner, Nora Prindle, Nori Kimura, Oliver Doriss, Olivia Sherman, Penny FireHorse, Rachel Heimbigner, Rebecca Connolly, Reggie Mosby, Reid Ozaki, Roxann Murray, Ryan McDonald, Shanna Evanger, Sheila Fore-Williams, Shelly Manteufel, Steve and Kristi Nebel, Steven Grice, Suzanne Skaar, Sydney Hunt, Tacoma Light Trail, Taylor Cox, Teonna Manson-St.Ours, Teresa Owens, Teri Mori, Terry Bader, Tom Comstock, Tonya Kelly, Tracy Painter, Tre James, Trenton Quiocho, and Yoshi Nakagawa
As my regular furnace work has declined I have shifted to online sales and local markets for additional revenue. Piecing together ones income through street fairs and makers markets is a bit of a grind. Pack your car, drive in set up, charm the civilians, pray for sales, pack it up, go home. It’s sort of a carnival lifestyle. You get to know the regular vendors, swap stories make friends. It’s not bad hustle, but ultimately it is a bit of a grind.
Now after a full day of vending I am often depleted, so I often treat myself to a warm meal and delicious beverage for self care. On this particular Sunday I found myself at Top of Tacoma a local eatery on the crest of McKinley hill. As my eyes adjusted to the dim interior I realized it was full of many of my favorite people from Tacoma. After a stiff drink and some catching up we got around to current glass pieces I am working on. Introducing Dicer 253 the newest edition to my Tacoma Tumbler series. I enchanted my friends with product pictures on my phone, and it wasn’t long before we were out side making deals in front of the VFW. There I was in the street slangin’ glass out my trunk on a Sunday afternoon. I made half as much money on the corner as I did at the market! What a life! That’s Tacoma! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯