Tacoma Art Museum to Host First-Ever Teen Night

Teen Night is a place for art making with a focus on diversity

The Teen Art Council at the Tacoma Art Museum is hosting its inaugural Teen Night at the museum. The Teen Art Council is a new program by TAM that brings students entering grades 10-12 together to engage in art and contemporary issues.

“I [am] surrounded by a group of people who share my passion for art and who are similarly-minded in that they believe in the power and importance of art in communities,” said 12th grader Lindsey Shaw, a member of the council.

During Teen Night, which takes Nov. 19 from 7-9 p.m., teens will take over the museum for live music, performances, games, art-making, and more. The activities will be inspired by the new exhibition 30 Americans, which celebrates the contributions of contemporary African American artists.

The Teen Art Council was inspired by the works in the exhibition, which includes thought-provoking ways the artists connected to social injustices. At Teen Night, council members will continue the work of those artists through button-making and a group mural project.

Teen Night is free with a high school ID and free parking is available as well. To learn more about Teen Night and the Teen Art Council, contact Educator for Youth Learning Christina Westpheling at CWestpheling@tacomaartmuseum.org.

is a staff writer at South Sound magazine. Email her.
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