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You are invited inside the working studios of 80 local artists to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. All studios will feature demonstrations or will have hands-on activities for visitors. This is a free, family friendly, self-guided tour.

Go to for all the details including your Tacoma Studio Tour passport and an interactive map so you can plot your own custom tour course.

Enjoy this opportunity to connect with these Tacoma artists: 

Christina Butcher | Blue Cactus Press
Literary Arts, Performing Arts
Blue Cactus Press is a boutique publishing company dedicated to crafting distinct, quality books by authors of the Pacific Northwest. BCP is also an advocate for community involvement in the arts. The publisher proudly supports local organizations using literary arts as a means of fostering community pride, individual growth and creativity, and mentors emerging, local authors.
DEMO: Make or watch a demonstration of a zine or chapbook; participate in an open-mic opportunity.

Creative Colloquy | Creative Colloquy
Literary Arts, Performing Arts
Creative Colloquy fosters the writing community in the South Sound through unique literary events and publications. The non-profit literary organization was founded in February of 2014 with the intention of fostering relationships built upon the mutual admiration of the written word and providing a platform to highlight literary talent in the South Sound.
DEMO: Make or watch a demonstration of a zine or chapbook; participate in an open-mic opportunity.

Teens in Tacoma | Teens in Tacoma
Teens in Tacoma is an organization that seeks to highlight teen art, while building a strong art community for teens. Members interview unique teenagers, and spread the word about their talent. They hope to build this platform to a full hub for teenagers in Tacoma with an emphasis on art.

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Elizabeth Reeves | Cryptic Novelties
Mixed Media, Woodwork, Digital Art, Ink
Elizabeth R. Reeves is a multimedia artist who conceals hidden messages on themes of the unknown, or unseen. Ey* was born November 19, 1991, in Kansas City, Kansas, and grew up in Puyallup, Washington. In 2013, ey graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BFA. Artistic works of Joe Wardwell and Caravaggio influence eir work. Elizabeth is currently working on mixed media projects. *Ey/em/eir are Elizabeth's pronouns.
Open Sunday
DEMO: Watch a demonstration of mixed media art involving wood burning and paint inspired by "Where the Wild Things Are."

Write253 | Write253
Literary Arts
Write253 is a literacy arts organization whose mission is to provide youth with meaningful and transformative writing opportunities that cross boundaries and create community in greater Tacoma.
Open Sunday
DEMO: Make or watch a demonstration of a zine or chapbook; participate in an open-mic opportunity.

Studio Tour Passport – Visit and Win!
Make sure to have your Studio Tour Passport stamped at each studio address you visit. Pick up a Studio Tour booklet or print a passport out from Once you’ve collected at least 7 stamps, send us the page and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of several fabulous prize packages containing artwork hand-crafted by a selection of artists on this tour. Winners selected and notified by November 5. One entry per person.