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New Episode of ‘artTown’ Now Airing

-- Show Features Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Music Director Sarah Ioannides, Musician Kim Davenport, Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo, Samuel Dashiell Hammett's Flitcraft Parable --

Tacoma, Wash. -- The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department's Arts Program – has begun airing a new episode of “artTown,” a cultural documentary-style TV initiative exploring Tacoma's emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest. The new episode features Tacoma Symphony Orchestra’s music director, Sarah Ioannides; pianist Kim Davenport; Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo; and an in-depth look at Samuel Dashiell Hammett's Flitcraft Parable.

“We’ve continued to get great feedback from our viewers as artTown tells Tacoma’s story through the lens of our city’s talented people,” said Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride. 
Launched in October 2013, the series features diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines. Offering a more holistic look at creativity in Tacoma, “artTown” stretches beyond what people might traditionally think of as “creative” – such as fine art, music or dance – to spotlight other creative areas of interest that have flourished in Tacoma like food, fashion, innovative education practices, architecture and more.

The short and long-form segments in “artTown” will air on TV Tacoma Mondays at noon, Tuesdays at 1 a.m., Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 5 a.m. It will also be available through Click! ON Demand’s TV Tacoma and TacomaArt & Culture menu listings, on the City of Tacoma's website atcityoftacoma.org/artTown, and the City of Tacoma’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. Viewers can share, discuss and comment on these segments. And, shortly thereafter, future episodes will be produced in part based on some of the audience feedback culled via social media, email at maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org or phone at (253) 591-2054.


TV Tacoma is the City of Tacoma's award-winning municipal government TV channel. TV Tacoma is aired on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems. On Click!, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma City limits and in Pierce County, with the exception of University Place, where TV Tacoma can be found on Channel 21. On Comcast, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma city limits and on Channel 21 in Pierce County. TV Tacoma is not on the Comcast system in University Place, but is accessible anywhere on the Internet at tvtacoma.com.   

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