Industrial art show will spotlight Tacoma's salvaged architecture

The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Department and Earthwise Architectural Salvage plan to showcase local artists next month during the Nitty Gritty Tacoma Salvage & Industrial Art Show.

The event, which is part of the City of Tacoma’s 13th Annual Tacoma Arts Month, will feature salvage and industrial art that revolves around Tacoma industry and architecture. Puyallup Tribe graffiti artist Daniel Yeloe and Tacoma mural artist Chris Sharp will unveil murals they have created on Earthwise Architectural Salvage’s buildings. Sharp’s mural was created as part of the Tacoma Murals Project, and was funded by the Tacoma Arts Commission and the City of Tacoma’s Neighborhood and Community Services Department. If you are a Tacoma artist interested in showcasing your work as part of the event, contact City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer at (253) 591-5254 or

The Nitty Gritty Tacoma Salvage & Industrial Art Show will be held on Sat., Oct. 18, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., at Earthwise Architectural Salvage, located at 628 E. 60th St., in Tacoma.