June 29th & 30th 2013
21st Street Park located at 2101 Dock Street in Downtown Tacoma along the waterway.
The idea for the Urban Art Festival came about in 2004. A group of friends wanted to create a grassroots festival for artistic expression in Tacoma. Joey Morrison, Johanna Gardner, Linda Honeck, and Laura & Matt Eklund
In January of 2005 Joey Morrison passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. Joey was a gifted & amazing artists, glass blower, and DJ. He was an inspiration to so many people!
The group decided to continue with the plans for U.A.F and pay tribute to Joey's memory. AND THEY DID.....
Joining the team was Mandi Martin and Lisa Fruichantie. The first year was a little bumpy and definitely a learning process!
Our mission was and IS to share, teach, and learn with our community through Art & Music. Bringing every type of music and art into one place at one time. Breaking down stereotypes that surround different art forms.
Graffiti, Hip Hop, Rock, Djing have all been misunderstood or disliked by one person or another.
WE BRING EVERYTHING & EVERYONE TOGETHER IN THE HOPES THAT THEY WILL DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT.
Mandi Webster Martin
Performance Art Coordinator
6x6 Blanket area (limited to grass areas of the park only)