Help us weave arts, culture, science and heritage experiences into our community.


Our city is a beautiful, complex cloth. You’re one of the threads. Help us weave more art, culture, science, and heritage into the bold fabric of Tacoma. In just one month, Tacoma voters will decide whether or not to fund Proposition One. We’ll decide whether we want to support arts and culture for our youth, our neighborhoods, and our economy. Help us spread the word on the power of a YES VOTE for Tacoma Creates.

One person who has seen and believes in the power of art and culture to transform lives is David Fischer, Executive Center for the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Many people credit the Broadway Center with starting Tacoma’s arts-led renewal, but today the nonprofit focuses on energizing community to come together for a shared experience. Here’s what David has to say about Tacoma Creates: “It’s about weaving arts, culture, science and heritage into the social fabric of our neighborhoods and community.”

David sees the various aspects of our community – jobs, work, play – as the threads on a loom. Threads like our ethnic diversity, our economy, our schools and universities, our jobs–even our mountains and water. “Tacoma Creates invites us to get out from behind our screens, out of our homes and into our neighborhoods and parks, into local theaters and museums to enjoy the best in arts, history and science programs. All this will help stitch Tacoma together,” says David.

But what holds those separate threads together? Community connections. And that’s where arts and culture come in.

Tacoma Creates supports the threads that give us color, patterns, and textures. Art, culture, science, and heritage connect our individual threads into a whole cloth.

Let’s get specific with specific examples
Want to know some real programs that Tacoma Creates could support? Then check out these actual, current programs:

  • Hilltop Artists’ Youth Connect is a program for girls in the juvenile system. The program supports collaboration, positive social interactions, self-expression, and leadership skills.
  • Tacoma Art Museum’s free Dia de los Muertos community festival celebrates Mexican culture with a tapete (sand painting), community altars, food, music, dancing, and hands-on opportunities to make art.
  • Science on the Sea at Foss Waterway Seaport presents marine and environmental science, and maritime and regional history programs for youth and adults–teaching participants about our own Commencement Bay.
  • The Points Northeast Historical Society provides guided tours of the Browns Point Light Station and the historic buildings that helped keep ships off the rocks in Tacoma’s Golden Age of Sail.

How can you help make Tacoma Creates a reality?
Your participation is key to passing Proposition One. Please take time to express your support and help your city realize its potential.

  • Donate – Support Tacoma Creates
  • Volunteer – Join the Tacoma Creates team!Link:
  • Tell your story – Let us know how arts and culture opportunities have improved you, someone or some place you know.
  • Show your true colors – Get a yard sign, purchase a t-shirt or sticker
  • Endorse – Add your name to the list of supporters.