Hosted by Tacoma’s Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson, Summer SOULstice is an intersection of creativity, community and commerce. Thursday, June 21 marks summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year. SOULstice will hold space to celebrate this annual miracle by featuring emerging and established artists from marginalized communities. The work featured will carry themes of awakening and healing, personal connection to Earth and spirit, as well as the thread of human experience that connects us all. The weight of historical oppression, generational trauma has never diminished the indelible joy, creativity, innovation and pride of those on the margins. SOULstice underscores this victory.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Featured Artists and Performers
- Thy Nguyen, Artivist and former Poet Laureate
- Olivia Thomas, Vocalist and Visual Artist
- Hybrid, local funk and soul band featuring celebrated bassist Annie Jones-Barnes
In addition, a gallery space and artist market will feature work from local artists and entrepreneurs. Work will include every medium and price range. Tiffany Hammond, painter and muralist will also create a live painting during the performance.
Summer SOULstice is co-sponsored by Tacoma Art Museum and Tacoma Arts Commission.
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