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‘artTown’ Earns Telly Awards for the City of Tacoma

-- Show Receives Both Silver and Bronze Telly Awards, Silver Telly is Telly Awards’ Highest Honor --  

Tacoma, Wash. -- “artTown” – a cultural documentary-style TV initiative produced by the City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office in partnership with the Community and Economic Development Department’s Arts Program – has earned Silver and Bronze Telly Awards this year. Out of 12,000 entries from across the globe, less than 10 percent were awarded the Silver Telly, the Telly Awards’ highest honor.  Approximately 25 percent were awarded the Bronze Telly. The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world.  

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Telly Awards Executive Director Linda Day.  “The City of Tacoma’s accomplishments illustrate their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

Launched in October 2013, “artTown” explores Tacoma's emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest. The quarterly series features diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines. Offering a more holistic look at creativity in Tacoma, the show 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.

A new episode of artTown began airing last Monday. For programming information and program streaming, go to cityoftacoma.org/artTown.


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