AngelaJossy's Blog

Dec. 11, 2008 at 12:59pm

Yeah! They're [almost] all talking about us!

It's the home stretch! Yippee!

The warehouse where Tacoma Winterfest takes place has been absolutely transformed into a winter wonderland. Mary K Johnson and the folks from Fashion Association of Tacoma out did themselves. I can't wait for you guys to see it. We really made this happen! Almost no budget, very little staff, 1st year event, recession - all the odds were against us but some how the gods were with us because wow is this going to be a fun event.

A few of stories about Tacoma Winterfest came out today. Check them out:

Weekly Volcano:

Volcano Spew:

Tacoma Weekly:

But wait - where's the News Tribune article? Nope. Nothing there. Maybe they are waiting until the weekend to cover it? The only mention I found was in the arts calendar under the category "other" and it was given just one line.

Oh well. We have a TV commercial on Discovery Channel, MTV, Lifetime, HGTV, FX and TNT, a radio ad on KVTI I-91 FM, ads in all the major local papers and on Sound Transit. We have the support of the business, music and art communities in Tacoma and a wide email/internet marketing campaign. I think we're good to go. I'm super excited!

See ya this weekend!

~ Angie

comments [4]  |  posted under , art, business, festival, GoLocal, holiday, media, shopping, Tacoma, winterfest


by Dave_L on 12/11/2008 @ 1:24pm
Good luck with the event! I remember back when you first wrote about this event, and now it shows what a phenomenal job you have done pulling every aspect of this together. Lots of passion and hard work poured into it from you and your team. Thanks from the rest of us.

by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 12/11/2008 @ 1:36pm

I know it's going to be a super FAB event.

by AngelaJossy on 12/11/2008 @ 2:22pm
Thanks guys, I have and AMAZING team!

Also, I meant to mention to everyone that there are some serious perks to being one of our volunteers:

1) Work one 4 hour shift and get unlimited access to the festival for both days.

2) Work two 4 hour shifts and get unlimited access to the festival for you and a friend both days.

3) Work three 4 hour shifts and get all of the above plus a free membership to the Foss Waterway Seaport. For more information about membership privileges visit

4) Work four 4 hour shifts and get all of the above plus a ticket on the Dec. 16th Argosy Christmas Cruise departing from the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. For more information visit (Couple's encouraged to volunteer together! )


For more information about volunteering at Tacoma Winterfest, contact Diane Collins at or by phone at 253-355-5723.

by jenyum on 12/11/2008 @ 3:01pm
I just posted something. I have not been ignoring you just guiltily not getting to any new posts until today. We might come, it sounds like a lot of fun.