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Critic’s Picks: Gig Harbor Film Fest, Tacoma Art Museum tapete, Tacoma Concert Band and Art Chantry at Fulcrum

Gig Harbor Film Fest

The annual Gig Harbor Film Festival runs this weekend, featuring a gala appearance by Julie Andrews plus features and shorts by regional, national and international filmmakers. October 14-16. $40 3-day pass, $75 gala or $8/$6 per film. Galaxy Theatre Uptown, 4649 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. www.gigharborfilmfestival.org

Tacoma Art Museum tapetes

This Sunday, watch artists Fulgencio Lazo and Jose Orantes install two giant tapetes (sand paintings) on the floor of the museum’s lobby area in honor of Dia de los Muertos, coming up at the end of this month. Schools and community

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Critic’s Picks: Gig Harbor Studio Tour, Park(ing) Day in Tacoma, Click Flick at the Grand and Art Chantry at Fulcrum and

Gig Harbor studio tour

Gig Harbor’s annual self-guided Open Studio Tour is on again this weekend, with 28 artists in 25 studios in a variety of media. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept 17-18. Free. Various locations; get map online. 253-549-7551

Temporary street art on Park(ing) Day

Walk around downtown today and check out the temporary art literally on the street for Park(ing) Day, a one-day global event when artists, activist and regular citizens transform city parking spots into temporary public parks. Last year saw parking spots become tropical zones, picnic areas, art installations and even a tiny farm.

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Free Arts Month: Art Chantry talks dirty graphics at the library

Tonight I went to hear nationally-known graphic designer Art Chantry do a show-and-tell at the Tacoma Public Library main branch. Chantry’s renowned for his work on posters, skateboards, record covers, magazines and more – you can read all about him here thanks to my colleague Debby Abe, and a tribute here by reader columnist Tom Llewellyn.

I’m certainly glad I got there with 10 minutes to spare – the Tacoma-raised artist drew a standing-room only crowd in the library’s Olympic Room, and for good reason. He’s as witty as his work, taking us through decades of

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Local poster artist Art Chantry at Tacoma Public Library

Seattle-based graphic artist  Art Chantry is known around the world for his vibrant, pop-and-psychedelic influenced posters, album covers and magazine covers, not to mention sunglasses and skateboards. Raised in Tacoma, Chantry’s worked for Sub Pop, The Rocket, Hempfest and Seattle’s Bathhouse Theatre, and is collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, the Louvre and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (how’s that for diverse?)

And he’s coming to the Tacoma Public Library next week to talk about it all. Next Wednesday Chantry will be at the main branch downtown for a free

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