Neighborhood Nights, Every Thursday 5 – 8 pm, Free

All Neighborhood Nights programming is paused due to COVID-19.


TAM is open late and FREE every Thursday, 5 – 8 pm!

Every Thursday evening at TAM we keep the doors open late; welcoming everyone in to experience the museum free of admission. Neighborhood nights offer us the space to build programs with community partners, artists, scholars, and entertainers. Stop by TAM Cafe    for a bite or a drink before enjoying exhibitions, artmaking in TAM Studio , or a special program. Thursday evenings at the Tacoma Art Museum are the perfect time to bring your friends, family, or a date to enjoy art.

Meet friends to take a public tour of the Best of TAM. Explore works on view and be ready with questions for one of our enthusiastic docents. Learn more about the museum’s relationship and role in the Tacoma community and check out our latest exhibitions. Tours last approximately 45 min, no RSVP required. Tours start at 6 pm and meet at the front desk!  

On second Thursdays we partner with T.U.P.A.C. for Dance in the Museum, a free class led by one of T.U.P.A.C.’s talented instructors. All ages, experiences, and abilities welcome for this fun excuse to get your body moving.   Dance sessions start at 6:30 and last for about an hour.  

Our Teen Art Council creates special teen-focused offerings every Third Thursday.  

See our events calendar for specific program dates and details.

Have a program idea? Need public space to showcase your group’s dance, poetry, performance, or other creative experience? Just have a great idea? Let us know more about your project here!

Experience YOUR Museum.



Free Neighborhood Nights are generously sponsored byColumbiaBankcolor