The Arts

Links chapters partner with museums, symphonies, art councils, educational institutions and corporations to support art programs, especially where there is a focus on artists of color. Links are creating and supporting opportunities for educating minority youth in the arts and presenting and supporting performances by youth as well as accomplished professional artists in a diversity of disciplines.

The continued goal of The Arts facet in the Tacoma (WA) Chapter is to increase and expand activity, elevate our programs through arts integration. Also, this facet endeavors to effectively create an arts renaissance within our organization.

2018 – 2020 Facet Chair: Jorge-Ayn Riley


Signature Arts Programs: Classics Through the Ages
Chapters assign a gifted art student to a master level mentor. Students are supported through funding of advanced training, instruction classes and workshops. Student artist commits to performing or exhibiting at no less than two events each year, and to mentoring peers unfamiliar with their discipline. The programs are awarded Area Conference and National Assembly awards.

As part of the 2016 – 18 program initiatives, our chapter provided financial support for our selected student artist to participate in an expedition to Africa. She had a wonderful time and returned with magnificent images of and insights about Africa.

Our facet’s support of this talented art student continued while she conducted instructional art classes with peers at the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C). These art classes have and will continue to assist this student on her artistic journey.

This student artist used digital and darkroom techniques to create illustrations for T.U.P.A.C. The artistic talent of this student has been captured and celebrated in an inaugural booklet that was presented to T.U.P.A.C.

In spring of 2018, our student was accepted into the highly competitive, prestigious Parsons School of Design to pursue her higher educational goals. Our chapter covered her admission fees.

Signature Arts Programs: 2018 National Poster Contest
In 2018, our chapter’s student artist submitted a beautiful entry into the national contest. The contest is divided into four grade categories, monetary awards are given to local, area and national award winners. Contest results will be announced soon!

Please revisit this page for future updates.