Culture Corner


Photo Fest – Free Community Festival
Sunday, May 6, at noon to 4 p.m.

Explore the art of photography with a day of free fun at Tacoma Art Museum. Explore TAM’s new exhibition “Captive Light: The Life and Photography of Ella E. McBride” ( and enjoy activities for all ages.

1-4 p.m.
Polaroid emulsion print demo with local artist Thelma Harris

2-3 p.m.
Free curator talk: Margaret Bullock and David Martin

ONGOING (noon-4 p.m.)
• Create your own sun prints in TAM Studio
• Fun photo ops at artist-created selfie stations
• Storytime and sketching in the galleries

Free community festivals are generously supported by the Tacoma Arts Commission. Seasonal support provided by ArtsFund.

Paint and Wine
Friday, May 11, 5:30-8 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event starts at 6 p.m.

Come to the TAM Studio on Friday, May 11 to paint your own masterpiece. Receive professional instruction while indulging in wine and hors-d’oeuvres. Choose from three different painting projects and take home your finished creation. This is a great way to celebrate Mothers Day and meet fellow art lovers in our community.
This event is 21+ only and is limited to 25 spots. Reserve your seat today!
Cost: $40 per ticket ($20 for members). Price includes instruction, supplies, hors-d’oeuvres, and one complimentary wine ticket. Cash bar available.
Questions? Contact Laura Badeaux, membership and annual fund officer at (253) 272-4258, x3042 or

Mothers Day Brunch 2018
Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Make sure Mom feels special this Mothers Day by treating her to an artful brunch at TAM by Pacific Grill Events and Catering. Reservations include complimentary museum admission, full buffet access and some surprises just for Mom.
Enjoy new exhibitions on view, including “Captive Light: The Life and Photography of Ella E. McBride” and “Anne Appleby: We Sit Together the Mountain and Me.”
Special Mothers Day membership discount: Receive 20 percent off all levels of membership (including gift memberships). Valid in-person on May 13 through the Visitor Services front desk. Not valid by phone, mail, or web. Reservations are required. Mothers Day brunch at TAM has sold out in past years. Reservations will close Sunday, May 6 at 11:59 p.m. Make a reservation online at or call (253) 272-6469.
For menu or reservation questions, contact Pacific Grill Events and Catering at (253) 272-6469. For all other questions, contact Kathleen from Tacoma Art Museum at (253) 722-2456.

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