Perennial Pride

This year’s theme for pride programming at the Tacoma Art Museum is titled “Perennial Pride: Flowers While They’re Still Here” In embracing this theme, we aim to honor the resilience and creativity of the LGBTQIA community, with a particular focus on acknowledging the violence that disproportionately affects this community.
Rather than waiting for another tragic moment of senseless violence, we are committed to celebrating and uplifting our community members while they are here with us, living, breathing, and making history and art.
As part of our programming, we are excited to host three distinct events, each offering opportunities for connection, creativity, and celebration:

Rooted in Pride: Flower Making  Workshop

July 11, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
TAM Studio

Join us for a hands-on workshop lead by Phi Pottery where participants can create flowers as symbols of beauty, growth, and resilience. This event offers a space for self-expression and solidarity, as we come together to craft vibrant blooms that represent the vitality of our community.

In Full Bloom: The Perennial Pride Celebration

July 18, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Event Space, Lobby Atrium

This celebration will feature art vendors, live performances, and interactive installations. Explore a diverse array of artwork created by LGBTQIA artists, enjoy captivating performances that celebrate our community’s talents, and immerse yourself in an atmosphere of joy, inclusivity, and pride.

Lavinda Lyfe (@hair_by_waynr)
Delyla Dalyte (@quitehedalyte)
Professor DR Schreiber (@historicalconjurer)
Allison Fine (@allirealfunnyaf) (@openmiccollectivepnw) (@imfineent)
Roman of Dance Iconic (@iconicballroom)
Food Truck:
Starvin Marvin Food Truck: We are small LGBTQ Women owned food truck and catering business. We, Owners Devyn & Melissa Morgan, started Starvin Marvin back in 2018 with a dream and a plan.  With plenty of ups and downs getting started, we finally opened our first truck in July of 2019. Since then we have expanded our business to what is now two custom designed and built (by us) food trucks and one food trailer. We enjoy serving our eclectic menu of fun and unique gourmet topped hotdogs and housemade sides throughout Pierce County. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone that has supported us on our food truck journey and especially love serving our LGBTQ+ community whenever we can!

Call for Vendors!

We are looking to invite LGBTQIA+ artists from our community to be vendors at our celebration. The event will be held indoors and each vendor will be given one six foot table with two chairs. The artist alley will start at 3pm to give visitors a quiet chance to shop before our celebration begins and clean-up will be at 7:30pm. For this event there will not be a vendor fee, but due to limited number of spots available the call will be first come first served.

Applications due July 5, and artists will be notified by July 12.

Submit your application

Petal Power: Open Mic

July 25, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
In addition to our structured events, we invite community members to share their voices and talents during our open mic night. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or simply want to express yourself in a supportive environment, this is an opportunity to be seen, heard, and celebrated for who you are.

Registration Here