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Tacoma Art Supply to relocate or close after Christmas

Tacoma Art Supply in downtown Tacoma is in the final throes of a sale before a temporary closure that will lead either to relocation or shutdown, owner Warren Caves says. The store has supplied local art amateurs, students and professionals with high-quality materials for four years now at the Commerce Street location, as well as displaying exhibits.

“Business has just been going down,” says Caves. “So I’m wondering, do I get a small business loan and go deeper into debt, or…?”

One of the direct problems is, obviously, the recession. Another is the trickle-down effect that professional artists aren’t

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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Concert Band, “Splash” art in Gig Harbor, “Flow” at Mineral and Tacoma Art Supply

Tacoma Concert Band mixes Russian and American

Seattle soprano Heidi Vanderford is the soloist in the Tacoma Concert Band’s final show of the season, “A Russian-American Potpourri,” including works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Gershwin and Bernstein, plus student solo winner flutist Candy Chang. 7:30 p.m. May 1. $15-$30. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.tacomaconcertband.org

“Flow” at Mineral

Calligraphic art from locals Andrea Erickson and Maureen McHugh – the one sumi-character-based, the other modernist – is up now at Mineral. Noon-5 p.m. Tue, Thur and Sat and by appointment. Free. 301 Puyallup Ave. Ste. A, Tacoma. 253-250-7745, www.lisakinoshita.com


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