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Happy Birthday, Tacoma Art Place!

I can’t believe Tacoma Art Place has been around for two years now. The community art center just off MLK Jr. Way on the Hilltop is celebrating its second birthday this Saturday with an open house full of – what else? – free art classes. TAP was set up by local art co-operative diva Linda Danforth along the model of one she visited in Africa. The theory was that for a small, affordable membership fee, artists and community members could get access to loaned equipment, donated supplies and work space that would otherwise be too expensive. Here’s the story I did back then.

Since then, TAP has organized fashion show fundraisers, held gallery shows, offered all sorts of classes and generally brought the community together.

Here’s what’s on offer at the birthday party on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Read more »