Downtown Blockparty 2013!

Downtown Blockparty 2013!

Join us this Saturday for the annual Downtown BlockParty with the Cumulus Collective crew for life sized TETRIS, live art, hair play, caricatures, and more!

Taken from the FB event page:

Come to the fourth annual Downtown Block Party! Everyone’s invited! Whether you’re 5 or 95. Don’t miss this unique event.

Get down to improvised grooves played by some of the best musicians in the Northwest while you paint, eat, dance, play and create. Then strike up a conversation in the beer garden, if you’re of age. (Or the Root Beer garden if you’re underage. Must be accompanied by a minor.)

The feel of the night is all about tasting the fruit of creative collaboration. What’s it like to help paint a mural with friends and make mosaic flower boxes, then get your picture taken in Tacoma’s original costume photo booth and then throw paint balloons at a life-sized Operation game? Come find out August 17th.

Video from last year:

We’ll be honoring Downtown as a neighborhood in itself, but we’ll be celebrating the growing movement of Tacomans, and others, caring for each of their home neighborhoods together. Whether you live Downtown or love it, come co-create and feel the groove. Then take that same spirit of creative collaboration back to your neighborhood.

We’ll be updating information as it comes but community mural projects, crafts and a collective of some of the best musicians around are already slated. Many other interesting ideas are in the works. We’re working hard to bring together some of the area’s most creative. If that’s you and you’d like to be involved in some of the planning, please contact us!

Some more basic info:

-No cover or admission charge (aka FREE! – there will be donation bins if you’d like to financially support the event)

-Beer garden (must be 21+ to enter this area)

-All ages with tons of interesting, creative (free) activities for folks 5-500! (and under 5 😉

-Food vendors on site and 4 restaurants within 100 feet.

-Dance party with DJ toward end of the evening (around 8:30) but everyone invited to groove all day.

Invite everyone you know! (like right now by clicking the ‘invite friends’ button! 🙂


About Julian Peña

I'm a visual artist and student currently in progress to attaining a Bachelors of Fine Arts. I've been creating fantastical works of art since I was at the age of 13 years old. My work is transcendent beyond the material world and life itself. The paintings are polychromatic and visually exciting, while still maintaining a level of harmony. The subjects in many of these works of art may not exist at all despite what we perceive. It is a play on perception, an attempt to engage the viewers. I has earned numerous scholarships, participated in several group exhibitions, and already organized my own solo exhibition (CMYK, 2011). My meticulous and unique style is visually arresting. New ideas are constantly being examined and then visually communicated. Come check out my works at! I am is also currently part of the 253 Collective (a co-op) in downtown Tacoma. I currently live and work out of my loft in downtown Tacoma, WA.

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