Introduction to the Arts Program
In Tacoma, the arts are considered a vital part of our city. They are a dynamic part of our downtown as well as our neighborhoods. We hope both Tacoma residents and visitors to our city engage in our arts scene and become active participants.
The Arts Program is multifaceted, offering technical assistance to artists and funding support for individual artists as well as organizations. Arts program staff manages the City's Public Art Program. We also provide assistance to those interested in creating artist spaces or artist businesses.
The Tacoma Arts Commission and its staff play a vital role in supporting the arts and cultural programs. We encourage the development of a local arts community by being a place that encourages the success of working individual artists. Tacoma has arts and cultural offerings for the seasoned artist and audience member to the novice. We invite you to explore our theaters, museums, and to take our public art tour.
The Tacoma Arts Program is located in the landmark Tacoma Municipal Building at:
Community and Economic Development Department
747 Market Street, Room 900
Tacoma, WA 98402-3793
or email amcbride@CityofTacoma.org
The Tacoma Arts Commission is supported by:
The Donald R. and Mary E. Williams Arts Fund
of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation