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Critic’s Picks: BAM arts fair, Ethnic Fest, Spaceworks block party and Richard Meitner at MoG

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 23, 2010 at 6:07 am |
July 26, 2010 9:55 am

Bellevue Arts Fair

This weekend sees the Arts Fair at Bellevue Arts Museum, a juried art event involving more than 300 artists and a great place to shop for everything from jewelry to craft. Free community programs include a kids’ fair, artist demonstrations, live music and dance, chalk art and more. 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 23 and 24; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 25. Free. 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. 425-519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org

Ethnic Fest

The annual Ethnic Fest in Wright Park celebrates all the cultures that make Pierce County such an interesting and exciting place to live, with dance and music, vendors, international food and more. Noon-7 p.m. July 24 and 25. Free. Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma. 253-305-1076, www.metroparkstacoma.org

Spaceworks opening party

Spaceworks is in town, a three-month-long series of artist installations and performances in empty retail spaces downtown. It kicks off with an opening block party next week, including guided walking tours at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., free walking maps, beer garden and performances from 6-8 p.m. such as film screenings, dance, spoken word and live outdoor music. 4:30-8 p.m. July 29. Free. Broadway between South 9th and South 11th Streets, Tacoma. www.spaceworkstacoma.com

Richard Meitner studio glass at MoG

The latest exhibit at the Museum of Glass comes from Corning Museum of Glass, and surveys the career of Amsterdam-based studio glass artist Richard Meitner. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through June 2011. $12/$10/$5/free for under-six and third Thursdays. 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.o

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