RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Nov. 16, 2007 at 12:51pm

You know, THE HELM is pretty Bad Ass

Encouraging You to Visit An Exciting Contemporary Art Gallery in the Heart of Downtown Tacoma

Encouraging You to Visit An Exciting Contemporary Art Gallery in the Heart of Downtown Tacoma

Hi there! 

My ultra-attractive wife and I have found this new Helm gallery to be a happening place to visit on the ol' Third Thursday art walk thing.  Now i'm no social butterfly, but I'm starting to enjoy inviting my friends down after work, grabbing a bit to eat and heading over to see some ultra-hipster contemporary art.  They really seem to have their shit together.  Hey, but what about that grubby/street vibe? Not these kids!  The bouquet and demeanor of folks in attendance are generally pleasant and fun to be around.   

The Helm

If you are a young person and your meek personal finances equal those of a tacoma-based web designer, here is your ideal cultural destination!  Impress your non-downtown friends! 

Meanwhile, in the Dining Department...

If you're looking for an economical  alternative to the  8+ dollar  grilled cheese sandwiches on pacific avenue, I feel your pain.    Also, what's up with the friggin'  8 dollar glass-o-wine?  (time to invest in a wine sack)

wine sack

comments [6]  |  posted under alternatives, art, culture, tacoma


by Erik on 11/16/2007 @ 1:50pm
Also, what's up with the friggin' 8 dollar glass-o-wine? (time to invest in a wine sack)

Interesting. Although most employers are nonplussed about employees drinking on the job from a flask (or wine sack) under their desk. However, far be it from me to questions the Modus operandi of Tacoma's newly arrived "Creative Class."

by intacoma on 11/16/2007 @ 1:58pm
Sounds like you had a great time! Did you walk across the street and see the show at Sanford and son?

by NineInchNachos on 11/16/2007 @ 2:11pm
Yeah ever since I heard about the imaginary chainsaw incident that shut down the haunted house, i'm afraid to go in that Sanford and Son place.

by intacoma on 11/16/2007 @ 3:13pm
well that was at a different location, you should check it out pretty cool place, I would never buy anything there but looking is fun :)

by jenyum on 11/16/2007 @ 3:23pm
Yeah I've burned through most of the restaurants I can afford, at this point in the evolution of my blog. Maybe I need a wine sack. Although, traveling around with the kids and a wine sack is probably not a good idea. Plus, they'd want Juicy Juice sacks. Then it's not so economical anymore.

by Erik on 11/16/2007 @ 4:17pm
There's always the custom made goat skin


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