Walk Tacoma’s artistic, historic Prairie Line Trail

The Tacoma Arts Commission will host a guided walking tour of the public art created for the historic Prairie Line Trail in downtown Tacoma on Sat., Nov. 12. Along the way, participants will hear about the history of the trail. The total walking distance is just under two miles. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for the weather. Hot tea and sweet treats will be provided at the end of the tour. Artwork includes Thoughtbarn’s artificial landforms created from everyday materials like cardboard and zip ties and seven other site-responsive, ephemeral works created by teams of Tacoma artists — Jennifer Adams, Kyle Dillehay, Oliver Doriss, Kristin Giordano, Jeremy N. Gregory, Diane Hansen, Christopher Jordan, Lance Kagey, Lisa Kinoshita, Ed Kroupa, Bret Lyon, Janet Marcavage, Maria Olga Meneses, Nicholas Nyland, Chandler O’Leary, Elise Richman, Claudia Riedener, Holly A. Senn, Chris Sharp, James Grayson Sinding, and Kenji Stoll. The project is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is done in partnership with the University of Washington Tacoma. The Prairie Line Public Art Tour will begin at Tollefson Plaza (South 17th Street and Pacific Avenue) at 2 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.pingg.com/rsvp/g2jhb8dn3a34y234f .

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$465K boost for historic Prairie Line Trail (04/01/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1951551&more=0

Tacoma seeks artists for Prairie Line Trail (02/01/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1917594&more=0

City of Tacoma seeks artists to design bike racks for Prairie Line Trail (01/12/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1906639&more=0

Prairie Line Trail design workshop Aug. 9 (08/05/10) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1817487&more=0