Tacoma Art Museum celebrate's one-year anniversary of new building

Tacoma Art Museum invites the community to a Spring Festival to celebrate the museum’s one year anniversary in its stunning new building Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Spring Festival will include an impressive array of performances and activities, a reflection of our diverse community and the varied art exhibitions the museum has hosted over the past year. The festival begins with a reception for members from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., and then opens to the general public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the Chief Leschi High School Dancers, Native American Veteran Drummers, the Cambodian Roosevelt Dance Group, the African Drum and Dance Youth Ensemble, the Slieveloughane Irish Dance Company, and much more.  

In addition to the performances, visitors can experience the art in the galleries, explore hands on activities with Northwest Trek, and create their own masterpieces on the top-floor Education Wing. Participants will also have the opportunity to watch an art-making demonstration by ceramist Cheryl Lee, make butterflies in the Art Classroom, and receive temporary tattoos throughout the day.

The celebration schedule is as follows:
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.  
Members’ Reception

10:30 a.m.                         
Native American Veteran Drummers

11 a.m.                                   
Chief Leschi High School Dancers

11:45 a.m.                          
Slieveloughane Irish Dance Company

12:30 p.m.                              
Gussie Jagod and the Pilipino-American Youth Organization (PAYO)

1:15 p.m.                                
Native American Veteran Drummers

2 p.m.                                     
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Drill Team

2:45 p.m.                                
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Steel Drum Band

3:30 p.m.
Cambodian Roosevelt Dance Group

4:15 p.m.
African Drum and Dance Youth Ensemble
Fashion Production Company    
Admission to the Spring Festival is $5 for adults, and free for members and youth under 18. Become a member on or before May 1 and receive a special gift – a complimentary Family guest pass (value $24).