As the city faces breakneck growth, Margo Vansynghel reports on the state of the city’s art scene and some of Tacoma’s leading voices share their perspectives as artists working in various disciplines, among them lifelong Tacoma residents and transplants alike.
For more than two decades, Tacoma has used arts as a tool. What if it has become a weapon?
BY MARGO VANSYNGHEL
“Tacoma is my place. My life takes me around the world but Tacoma is at the center of the story.”
BY DARRYL CREWS
“I like that Tacoma’s streets are empty late at night, that there are places where you can be alone.”
BY RENEE SIMMS
“A lot of us went out to New York and are now trickling back.”
BY ASIA TAIL
“Writing out of place allows for distance, and rumination, rolling the world around until emerges out of the darkness a something that is useful, if not perfect and far from it.”
BY C. ROSALIND BELL
Are you considering a move to Tacoma? If so, you are on notice. There is no such thing as “gentrification done right.”
BY CHRISTOPHER PAUL JORDAN
Tracking the city’s comedy boom.
Tacoma venues you should know.