Tacoma Museum of Art announcement.

PRIDE Party, July 21. Photo by Peter Berkley, courtesy of the Tacoma Art Museum.

TACOMA, WA (July 6, 2022) – Concrete art, yoga, dancing and free admission parties are among the summer activities planned at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM).

North West Dance Theater

“Summer in the Pacific Northwest is finally here, and we have exciting events ranging from hands-on art to dance classes planned with our ongoing exhibits,” said David Setford, executive director of the Tacoma Art Museum. . “There’s something for everyone at TAM this summer.”

Upcoming events and exhibitions at TAM include:

Yoga @ TAM: July 10 & August 7

The 60-minute yoga practice in TAM’s main event space is inspired by the art and importance of community connection, feeling rested and restored. Enjoy a free mimosa or juice at the TAM Café after class! Free entry for TAM members; $15 for non-members. Registration is now open for the July 10 and August 7 sessions.

Black Lives Matter Plaza Installation Launch and Community Volunteer Opportunity: July 13

A vibrant new mural will soon adorn the steps of Tollefson Plaza in downtown Tacoma, honoring the Black Lives Matter movement with a design representing community contribution and participation. The project kicks off on July 13 with an opportunity for the community to participate. Volunteers can sign up here to help with the preparations by gluing and painting the top of the stairs. More community painting sessions will take place later in July (weather permitting). Visit the BLM Mural Project Tacoma website to learn more and sign up to receive updates on volunteering, participating in community paint days, and general project news: tinyurl.com/BLMMuralTacoma.

North West Dance Theater

Current Conversations | In the mix: an artist demonstration and Q&A: July 14

Artist and designer Darrell McKinney will demonstrate the application of concrete as a medium for sculptural works and the making of molds by mixing and pouring concrete. Later, he will be joined by Umi Wagoner for a brief Q&A on his practice, process and work as an interdisciplinary artist and designer. This workshop is open to the public but space for black artists and community members will be a priority. The program is limited to 40 guests. Registration is mandatory.

PRIDE Party: July 21

Don’t miss TAM’s fourth annual PRIDE party to celebrate Tacoma Pride. Dance the night away to music from LA DJs Kendall and Tony Burns and enjoy a drink and snacks during the extended happy hour. Explore the galleries and learn about the art with local drag queens as they talk about some of their favorite works. Create art projects or make buttons in TAM Studio with museum educators.

Tacoma Community College

GATHER Hilltop Artists Makers’ Market: July 28

Come celebrate, admire and compete for the work of talented local creators at the GATHER Hilltop Artist Maker Market! From prints and paintings to everyday tableware, there will be something for everyone. Artists will be selling onsite, so come prepared with a way to buy. DJ Chris will provide the energy and sound to help get the weekend off to a good start.

IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Indigenous Arts Exhibition and Northwest Indigenous Festival 2022: August 6

The Washington State Museum of History, Tacoma Museum of Art, and Museum of Glass are teaming up to host the annual In the Spirit Northwest Native Festival in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, August 6, 2022. This festival Free will include exhibits, performances, activities, arts market and a contemporary Aboriginal fashion show at TAM.

Ed Selden carpet one

Free neighborhood evenings: every Thursday

Every Thursday evening, TAM keeps the doors open late from 5-8pm, welcoming everyone to experience the museum for FREE. Neighborhood nights provide the space to create programs with community partners, artists, scholars and performers. Stop by the TAM Cafe for a bite to eat or a drink before enjoying the exhibits, artistic creation at the TAM Studio or a special program.

TUPAC dance at the museum: second Thursdays

On the second Thursday, TAM partners with the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (TUPAC) for Dance in the Museum, a free class led by one of TUPAC’s talented instructors. All ages, experiences and abilities are welcome for this fun excuse to get your body moving. Dance sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and last one hour.

Visit the TAM website for a full list of exhibitions and events.

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