Tacoma Urbanist

Jul. 16, 2008 at 12:17am

Next Frost Park Prize: Save The Helm Print Limited Ed.

This Friday 7/18/2008 is Frost Park Chalk Off Episode XV at noon at 9th and Pacific Avenue. All are welcome.

Prize For First Place:

Limited Edition "Save The Helm" Print


The Two Guys at The Helm :              The Coveted Helm Print Prize
Peter and Sean   
                              in my Office Art Gallery

The victor in Frost Park Chalk Off Episode XV will play a significant part in saving The Helm Gallery in downtown Tacoma.

The Frost Park challengers, downtown dwellers and Tacomans throughout the city need The Helm to be functioning well so we can have our art shows and parties there.

Thanks for being a sponsor Peter and Sean!

Buy Your Helm Print Today!!!1!

The Helm Prints are available at Blackwater Coffee today.

As The Helm owners explain:

The Helm has run completely out of funds (we made it this far due to the generous donations artists provided us with for our first show and fundraiser, The Kindness of Strangers). Another fundraiser is upon us. The Tacoma poster/mural project. Sean has drawn up a picture of the Tacoma dome laid into several patterned domes under a bursting sky. The poster is 18″ x 24″ and is limited to 300 signed prints. Surely these great looking posters will make a fine addition to the walls of any household. They are $50 a piece.

A great many Tacoma artists have had shows at The HelmRR Anderson had his break out Tacomic 1st year party there.   Daniel Blue uses The Helm to debut his cutting edge art.

Here's a way to keep the art and shows we like in downtown Tacoma.  Years later, will you have one of these Limited Edition prints?

See also:

Previous post on The Helm Fundraiser

comments [11]  |  posted under tacoma


by intacoma on 7/16/2008 @ 7:51am
emoney, you have a bunch of art now! Have any photos of your mini gallery?

by spoonfulofpeter on 7/16/2008 @ 8:37pm
Not that either of us care, but I think you guys spelled Sean's name every way but the correct way.

Though I guess you didn't use Chone.

by izenmania on 7/16/2008 @ 9:21pm
Erik is a champion of creative spelling. But he tends to get his point across, so we humor him.

by Erik on 7/16/2008 @ 10:07pm
Not that either of us care, but I think you guys spelled Sean's name every way but the correct way.

Yet, it got you to register at Feed Tacoma Peter, so something good came of it.

Next time, I will have to look at his driver's license.

Yet, Sean fared better than most. At least I didn't call him the "unknown artist," "associate of Peter" or "one of the guys from the helm."

Name accuracy for participants generally increases with the more visits to Frost Park.

BTW, I hear Sean, co-owner of The Helm, may be "chalking" this Friday. Looking forward to it.

by Erik on 7/16/2008 @ 10:24pm
Today, Tacoma Chickadee posts:

I bought one, have you? (Support The Helm)


by Jake on 7/17/2008 @ 2:16pm
The Chalk Off got a mention in The Olympian newpaper:

Three South Sound artists will decorate the grounds of the museum with chalk drawings, inspired by the sidewalk chalk art that's become popular at festivals and events such as the Frost Park Chalk Offs at noon Fridays at Ninth and Pacific Avenue in Tacoma.

"Artists come out and do chalk art, and they have judging," said Melissa Parr, the museum's curator.


by Erik on 7/17/2008 @ 2:48pm
The Chalk Off got a mention in The Olympian newspaper:

Yeah, I saw that. Great development. And that's from the Washington State Capital Museum.

"Save The Helm" issue update on Exit 133


by droid116 on 7/17/2008 @ 4:44pm
I picked one up and framed it for my Tacoma themed art wall. Anne DeMille Flood, RR, Stowe and the Helm.

Eclectic at it's best.

by izenmania on 7/17/2008 @ 4:46pm
I'm grabbing one this evening for MY Tacoma-themed art wall... so far it's one Tacomic and Stowe's two chalkie comic cover prints, which I still need to frame properly.

by Erik on 7/17/2008 @ 4:48pm
Nice. I have one in my office for the winner this week at Frost Park but have not picked up my own print yet.

Hope there's enough left.

by ensie on 7/17/2008 @ 4:57pm
Planning to swing by The Helm this evening. Are they accepting credit cards or do I need cash? I know that was under discussion earlier...

I almost never carry cash, so I'll have to make a special trip if not.