The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, March 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
End comes for ‘graffiti garage’

In response to feedback from neighboring businesses and concerns regarding safety and liability, the private property owner of the "Graffiti Garage" at 723-737 Broadway in Tacoma has made the decision to limit its use to that of a commercial parking garage, effective Nov. 1.

City compliance and enforcement efforts related to this decision will begin on Nov. 4. The private property owner will work with the Downtown Tacoma Business Improvement Area and the City of Tacoma in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition.

"We thank the private property owner of this space for making… Read More

Pacific Avenue Better than Ever as Project Nears Thanksgiving Completion

The Pacific Avenue Streetscape Project is nearing completion and construction orange is transforming into new sidewalks, pavement, trees, rain gardens, way finding signs and pedestrian improvements.

Visitors might also notice fleeting splashes of green here or there – duct tape and performance contributions from the Project’s Green Flash, local artist Daniel Martin.

"While construction is ongoing, Downtown Tacoma is open for business. We’re working to keep Pacific Avenue welcoming through the last of the work," said Community and Economic Development Program Specialist Debbie… Read More

UW Tacoma to Unveil Art Installation by Noted Portrait Photographer Dawoud Bey

A new installation of portrait photographs by internationally-celebrated artist Dawoud Bey will be unveiled in the Snoqualmie Power House on the UW Tacoma campus on Sat., Nov. 2.

The photographs, created during a UW Tacoma artist residency and purchased by the Washington state Art in Public Places program, join other pieces in the state’s art collection on the UW Tacoma campus by artists such as Buster Simpson, Brian Goldbloom and Stephanie Syjuco.

The 12 portraits—taken in late March, while Bey was in residence at UW Tacoma — each depict two people sitting next to one another… Read More

Man Charged with Rape of a Child He Met Online

Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Glen Winans, 47, with Rape of a Child in the Second Degree for having sex with a 13-year-old girl he met online.

While deployed in Afghanistan, the defendant met the victim online at “,” and the two engaged in multiple conversations. The victim told the defendant she was 15 years old. One month ago, the two met for the first time when the defendant drove to the victim’s home in Kelso and took her to a see a movie. They had sex that night.

On October 25, 2013, the defendant picked up the victim from her home and… Read More

Art at Work Month features bus tours

Duchess of Downtown Tours is partnering with the City of Tacoma for Art at Work studio tours. Two days in November every year dozens of artists throughout the Tacoma area open their studio doors to the public to share the how-to's of their craft.
Duchess of Downtown Tours (best known for their monthly Tacoma Art Bus tours) gives you a 3.5-hour tour of several of the participating artists studios. There are two tours, one on Saturday, Nov. 2 and one on Sunday, Nov. 3, both beginning at 1 pm. The Nov. 2 tour will enjoy the company of KING 5 News meteorologist Rich Marriott as celebrity… Read More

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