Posts from April 2015

Homegrown Heroes

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:33 PM by Travel Tacoma

Meet Pierce County's Homegrown Heroes. These local farmers and chefs are dedicated to showcasing the best tastes of the region. From the farm to the table and the earth to the plate, these local

Where Music Lives

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:29 PM by Mark Baumgarten

In Pierce County, it’s not about whether to see live music, but about what kind of show to see and in what kind of venue. From intimate house concerts to arena-rocking spectacles, every

Industrious Arts

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:14 PM by Travel Tacoma

All across Tacoma dozens of working artists are transforming functional materials into art. Glassblowers, foundries, letterpress printers and sculptors produce a stunning variety of art, from giant

Embracing The Guerilla

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:10 PM by Randy Woods

Sometimes the way art is presented in Tacoma is as innovative as the art itself. Perhaps the best summation of the industrious attitude of Tacoma artists is Beautiful Angle. Created in 2002 by artists

Heavy Metal Makes A Scene

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:09 PM by Randy Woods

Tacoma’s industrial past hails from paper, not steel, yet metals continue to make up a significant portion of the art scene today. For instance, Tacoma now has more than 200 permanent installations of

Rise Of The Book Arts

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:08 PM by Randy Woods

Tacoma, once a town of paper mills, is now a printmaking mecca with talented letterpress artists galore. Jessica Spring is one of the leading voices in the community. She runs Springtide Press out of

Big Glass Still Rules

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:04 PM by Randy Woods

Being the birthplace of glassblowing legend Dale Chihuly, Tacoma is most closely identified with its ubiquitous glass art. The Seattle-Tacoma region now has more glassblowers than Murano, Italy, once