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Arfs and Craft

Art Show
The Art Stop, downtown Tacoma’s premiere gallery of contemporary art, is proud to announce the return of Arfs and Craft, the much-loved exhibit and silent auction of hand-crafted pet bowls. The event runs from October 22nd to October 26th with a public reception on Thursday, October 24th.
Arfs and Craft will benefit the Prison Pet Partnership at the Women’s Correctional Institution in Purdy, Washington and the non-profit Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound. The exhibit will feature a unique range of hand-crafted pet bowls in ceramic, glass, and other media—from practical everyday dishes to whimsical works of fancy. Bowls are created and donated by regional artists and some from as far away as New York.
The exhibit and silent auction opens Tuesday, October 22nd and ends on Saturday, October 26th. The reception is Thursday, October 24th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to recognize contributing artists and volunteers from the featured organizations. The Guests of Honor for the evening are the canine graduates of the program at Purdy.
The Art Stop will sponsor the highly coveted Silver Biscuit Award—a sterling silver pin hand-crafted by Tacoma artist Joan Joachims—to go to the artist whose entry is voted Best of Show by visitors to the event.
“Pick of the Litter”—judge’s choice—will be awarded by a panel of independent local celebrity judges, including Tacoma Mayor, Victoria Woodards; International Volunteer and Tacoma Kid, C.R. Roberts; and KNKX Content Director, Matt Martinez.
For more information on the Prison Pet Partnership and the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound visit their websites at and For questions about Arfs and Craft contact The Art Stop, at or (253) 272-3377. The Art Stop is located at 940 Broadway in downtown Tacoma, inside LeRoy Jewelers, and is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Benefit Art Show and Auction;Gallery Show;Silent Benefit Auction
Event Info: (253) 272-3377
Ages: All ages
Price: Free gallery admission
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 • Tue 10/22/19 - Sat 10/26/19 at 10am 

The Art Stop
address  940 Broadway
 Tacoma, WA  98402