Real Art Tacoma was created by members of our local music community. We aim to fill a need that we feel is extremely important. The need for a space where people of any age can experience and engage in live music and the community that creates it. Real Art Tacoma is very much a DIY live music venue. It was planned, funded and constructed entirely by members of our local music scene. It continues to operate in the same manner. Nearly all of our staff including the owners work on a volunteer basis. Real Art Tacoma relies completely on support from our community to continue to operate. Whether your support be in the form of buying a ticket to see a show, spreading the word about us to your friends, or making a donation to the space, it is absolutely vital and we feel so honored to have you as one of our contributors. All of our income goes to rent, paying artists for their performances, and maintenance/improvement of the space and its sound and lighting systems. We do not make profits for our owners. 

If you believe in what we are doing and have the means, please consider making a donation to Real Art Tacoma. As a 501-c3 non-profit organization, donations made to Real Art Tacoma may qualify as tax write-offs for you. If you would like a receipt for your donation please email us at

We are a licensed 501(c)(3) organization.

Tax ID # 80-0459258


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