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July 15, 2010 at 8:03am

The first "wave" of creativity has hit Tacoma

Alexander Keyes' outdoor sculpture "Wave" in Tollefson Plaza.

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CREATIVE USE OF TACOMA'S VACANT SPACES >>>

The City of Tacoma will look a little sweeter. Stop. Check that. Tacoma is already looking a little sweeter. As you travel around downtown Tacoma, you'll be treated to stunning pieces of artwork, illustrating the city's deep connection with arts and culture and the city's desire to showcase its local talent. The decision to use vacant storefronts and spaces as the canvas for community-based public art is a powerfully unique idea.

Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma, Shunpike and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. The project is designed to activate empty storefronts in downtown Tacoma with art and creative enterprise. Property owners will donate their vacant spaces and program participants transform them into dynamic points of interest with creative energy and artistic enterprise.

The first wave of art has hit downtown Tacoma - literally. Alexander Keyes' outdoor sculpture Wave is flowing on Tollefson Plaza. Spaceworks Tacoma's website has the details.

Kudos to the creative minds behind this project.

P.S. A wave of cigarette butts has hit the sidewalks around Tollefson Plaza, too.

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