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TUMWATER ART STARS PROGRAM & CULTURAL ARTS SURVEY: Engaging our Community through the Arts

Tumwater, WA – Is your family looking for fun, creative ways to stay entertained this summer? Join Tumwater Parks & Recreation for the Tumwater Art Stars program that launched this month! While you’re at it, weigh in on the arts in our community by completing the Cultural Arts Plan Survey.

The FREE Art Kits are available for community members to pick up and some weekly themes are offered to spark your creativity. Community members are encouraged to engage their whole neighborhood so feel free to reserve additional Art Kits and pass them out to neighbors.

Chalk Art (July 20 – August 16) Weekly Themes

July 20 – 26:                      Summer Fun

July 27 – August 2:        Heroes

August 3 – 9:                    Animal Friends

August 10 – 16:               Crazy Cartoons

Bubble Blowing (August 17 – 30)

Painted Rocks (August 3 – September 13) Themes

August 31 – September 6:         Creepy Crawlies

September 8 – 13:                         Silly Monsters

Window Painting (September 14 – 27) Themes

September 14 – 20:      Under the Sea

September 21 – 27:      Fall Leaves

For more information on the program, visit the City website. To reserve your free Art Kit, email or call (360) 754-4164.

Follow the City of Tumwater on Facebook for updates and art inspiration! Be sure to post your creations on social and use the hashtag #TumArtStars.

The Arts Make Better Communities!

In communities large and small, arts and culture are important contributors to the quality of life for residents. With the voter-approved Metropolitan Park District in place, there is now additional funding for parks facilities maintenance and enhanced recreation programming – including cultural arts. The City of Tumwater is in the early stages of developing a Cultural Arts Plan. A group of 30 community arts leaders has been convened as the initial task force to serve as the oversight for this work.

Tumwater’s Cultural Arts Task Force is gathering information about cultural resources and programs in Tumwater, including those related to the arts, culture, history, education, and community. We will use the information to craft a cultural arts plan for our community and to learn how to support, promote, and grow Tumwater’s arts and cultural offerings.

If you live, work, or just spend time in Tumwater, please take a few minutes to complete the Cultural Arts Plan Survey, available on the City website:

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