Tacoma's Only All-Local Online Guide.
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The Menu: How it Works
Every business in this Guide is local - spend with anyone here and you will experience something more original and rewarding than anything from a box store or chain. We tell you who our Sponsors are: We invited them personally because we believe they are great examples of the quality of life Tacoma's community provides, and they supported our work financially. When you visit, tell them you we referred you, and that you appreciate them supporting Artists 4 Life in the Sound.
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99% of us live better lives (video) when you spend in our local communities: Artists 4 Life in the Sound show you where to go.
From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, the drinks we drink and the things we do, there is something better for you in our community. Discover: Every business in this Guide is local.
Saturday, Dec 6th
Experience an enchanted starlit luminary encircling Wright Park with
Artists 4 Life in the Sound for the 10th Annual Dickens Festival at Stadium
Sunday, Dec 7th
John Doan treats us to an Old World Musical Christmas.
Hear music from a bygone era and learn about the cultural possibilities of the National Music Museum coming to Tacoma.
Artists 4 Life in the Sound: See Our Work
Original foods from Tatanka to Vegetarian fare, we enjoy better quality foods than your average American town: Discover why.
Lovers of the bean know well: Our city has a wide range of quality local and regionally-roasted coffee from all over the Sound, right here in Tacoma.
Discover why you should give up corporate bean, experience better flavor and benefit greater life.
Great style doesn't have to cost you much: Retro and Northwest fashion at stores like Retrospect and Manedlin's on 6th Ave, or Urban Xchange downtown are excellent places to find your special holiday styles.
We're big imbiber's and brewers of beer, it's true, and with local beer this good we wouldn't have it any other way. World class drinks and cocktails that will spin your head are also here. From dives to family fare, sports bars to fine dining we've got your beverage. Even learn to brew your own . .
Destinations in Destiny: There is something here for you. Discover Nature, museums & much more.
Pioneers here established the ways of life our people call our own. Discover here the people that made our life the incredible thing it is.
We read a lot - it's a Northwest thing. Consider discovering a reading community fit for kings. .
6th Ave is a vital corridor of local community life. Find fabulous food, Northwest style clothes, music, vinyl, a night life and central access to other neighborhoods around town.
With rich history and safe, walkable streets, Stadium is an essential Tacoma neighborhood well suited to an introduction of our South Sound ways of life.
Experience it Sat, Dec 6
The Row: Theater District & Antique Row
Connected to Stadium, the North End, Proctor and 6th Ave neighborhoods, 3 Bridges is a convenient Back Door to Tacoma Community.
Historic architecture make walks here a must for all of us. Classic environs with local pubs and community haunts like King's Books give much to discover.
From the Dome District to the Theater, discover the character of an urban Tacoma. Remember that only a few years ago this landscape was nearly empty - see how far we have come. Also visit the people in our community Neighborhoods; they are the heart & soul of our city.
What have we missed?
Suggest an experience - Hidden neighborhood gems are all over town; share, and we will include what we missed.
Artists 4 Life in the Sound sponsored ~40 local businesses in our city in 15,000 maps that were distributed city-wide. We charged them nothing and encouraged others by word of mouth to patronize these businesses because they well represent the character and quality of our local community economy. This Season we continue the tradition online - scroll through categories above & support our city.
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Artists 4 Life in the Sound: The Press . . Tacoma Arts (2012) The News Tribune (2013) What the City Says (2014)
The time, the money and the voice: If you do not have the one, you have the other. Help our community grow: Do, Say, Show.