Sponsorship Opportunities

The museum offers extensive sponsorship opportunities for civic-minded corporations, foundations, and other organizations seeking innovative partnerships that celebrate the power of the visual arts to change lives.


Tacoma Art Museum presents works of art to achieve a dynamic balance of exhibitions from historic to contemporary periods. Currently, the collection includes nearly 3,500 works of art, approximately sixty-five percent from Northwest artists, including the world’s largest retrospective exhibition of glass art by Dale Chihuly on permanent display. Over the past several years, Tacoma Art Museum has seen a notable surge in catalogue publications, nationally traveling exhibitions, and national and international loans of art. The museum has published ten catalogues in conjunction with museum-curated exhibitions since 2003, including for the Northwest Biennial—a rare open submission opportunity, offering a strong critical analysis of the region’s contemporary art production. Annually, Tacoma Art Museum presents ten to fifteen imaginatively paired exhibitions, always placing Northwest artists alongside a continuum of historically important artists.


  • Tacoma Art Museum Gala
  • Patron Circle Events
  • Members’ Openings
  • Annual Meeting
  • Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
  • Corporate Breakfast and Panel Discussion
  • MemberShop Weekend
  • Third Thursday Happy Hour
  • Off-the-Walls Chamber Series at Tacoma Art Museum
  • Snowbound at Tacoma Art Museum

Education Programs

  • Art After School
  • Youth Connect
  • School Tours
  • Teacher Programs
  • Know More Art Lecture Series
  • Summer and Spring Break Camps
  • Open Art Studio
  • Art Resource Center
  • Studio Workshops
  • Docent Volunteer Program
  • Special Lecture Programs
  • Artist in Residence Programs

Community Programs

  • Art Access Pass
  • Second Tuesdays
  • Free Third Thursdays
  • Free Community Festivals
  • Ear for Art: Chihuly Glass Cell Phone Tour


Tacoma Art Museum values in-kind donations. Please contact us with ways in which you can help.

Sponsorship Contact