Tacoma Art Museum holds ‘Día de los Muertos’ festival, Nov. 2

Tacoma Art Museum announces its 10th annual Día de los Muertos Free Community Festival, taking place Sunday, November 2, 10 am-4 pm. This day-long celebration is TAM’s largest annual free community event, welcoming almost 4,000 visitors. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Activities run all day with events and performances scheduled to begin at noon. [Read more...]

Practice burn to make way for new homes in Tacoma

In an effort to remove blighted homes from Tacoma and to replace them with simple, decent and affordable housing, Chase Bank has generously donated property to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, and thankfully, the Tacoma Fire Department is coming to Habitat’s rescue. The home located in the Fern Hill neighborhood of Tacoma was bank owned and the existing house condemned by the City of Tacoma.

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Bourbon, beer, and Bierstadt at Tacoma Art Museum

TAM staff working with Heritage Distilling Co.’s crew in Gig Harbor to bottle Tacoma New West Bourbon Whiskey in honor of the  grand opening of TAM’s Haub Family Collection and museum expansion. Photo by Myles Lasco, TAM.

Tacoma, WA –Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) is celebrating the largest gift in the museum’s 79 year history with a limited edition spirit and a signature ale. In honor of the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art and the museum expansion, TAM partnered with Tacoma’s Harmon Brewing Company and Gig Harbor’s Heritage Distilling Company to craft these two special beverages in time for the grand opening in November. [Read more...]

Treat your eyes right this Halloween

Halloween is a time for Tricks, Treats and Things That Go Bump in the Night. Unfortunately, Halloween is also a time of sight-related hazards. But with some care and planning, you can make sure that you and your little goblins enjoy a safe Halloween.

Masks & Makeup – Decorating the face with makeup approved for the skin is almost always preferable to wearing a mask.  The eyeholes in a mask are often too small to allow full vision and may shift during wear and obstruct sight. The Food and Drug Administration suggest these ways to avoid eye irritation:   [Read more...]