Tacoma Arts Month | A visual feast

Like to color? Color the Tacoma Spoonscape, designed by Ric Matthies!

As I watch talented local chefs and mixologists create dishes and drinks for the upcoming Tacoma Aroma Cookbook/Dining Guide, the thought regularly occurs to me that they are artists. Not just “culinary artists” but visual artists, who’s plated “works” could be framed and hung in a gallery.” I have this thought. I admire the artistry. And then, of course, I eat it!

In celebration of their edible and quaffable art, Tacoma Aroma Flavor is offering a visual feast of photography and fun during 2019 Tacoma Arts Month this October.

First up, drop by for a mouthwatering preview of images captured by Genevieve Denise during photo shoots with our recipe contributors. Court House Square has generously offered us space for a pop-up exhibit in the corridor outside of En Rama: 1102 A Street, Suite 220, Tacoma, WA 98402. The exhibit will run the full month of October, during Court House Square’s hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. or later, depending on the day.

Then, on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5-8 p.m. during the Tacoma Artwalk, I’ll be hosting the exhibit. Drop by to learn about the project and pick up your free dining guide bookmarks. You’ll also be able to purchase Tacoma “Spoonscape” swag—stickers, postcards, and possibly tee shirts. Some of the details are still being worked out (Maybe we’ll have some surprise guests or activities?) so watch Instagram and the Facebook event for updates.

Last but not least is a coloring contest!

Add your artistic impressions to the Tacoma “Spoonscape” coloring page and enter to win a prize! Color while you dine at Happy Belly, Marzano Italian Restaurant, Pimienta Bistro, Tibbitts@Fernhill, and the Proctor Farmer’s Market when you visit Jan Parker Cookery. Check their websites for information about location and hours of operation.

Coloring pages will be available Oct. 1-22 at participating locations. Instructions for entering the contest will be on the back of the coloring page, but here’s what to expect…

  1. After the artwork is complete, take a photo.
  2. Post the photo to Instagram and/or Facebook.
  3. Use the hashtag #TacomaSpoonscape and tag the restaurant.
  4. Include the artist’s age + name or nickname.

Only one entry per artist, please. Winners will be determined by number of votes (likes) for each valid entry. Results will be tabulated and announced on Oct. 27, 2019 via Tacoma.Aroma.Flavor. Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Thanks for joining in on the fun. I look forward to seeing you during Tacoma Arts Month!

These promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.

Photo by Kris Hay
© 2019 Tacoma Aroma Flavor

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