July 13, 2014 | 6th Avenue Business District’s Annual Art on the Ave Festival stands out among the many festivals in Tacoma because it’s the chosen playground of the fresh vibrant art and music scene of Tacoma. Truly an all inclusive event, Art on the Ave festival is attended every year by multiple generations of music and art lovers. Art on the Ave is the largest free art festival in Tacoma. The vision of the Art on the Ave Festival is to draw together the neighborhood and the business district, to see its businesses thrive and to promote the district throughout the entire northwest region.   The theme this year is “Epic!”

Get Involved! If you’d like to be a sponsor, a volunteer or vendor click the “get involved” button above for more information.


If you’d like to be a vendor at Art on the Ave Festival 2014 download the application here


This year we will be inviting local artists to build large scale art installations to display at the festival. More information about this coming soon.


The Grub Crawl Challenge is a fun interactive culinary event held during Art on the Ave. In its second year, this friendly competition between chefs in the Sixth Avenue Business District is a way to bring focus back to the restaurants on Sixth Avenue during Art on the Ave, and do it in a fun, inexpensive way. The Grub Crawl allows festival attendees to experience the cultural diversity and style of cooking on Sixth Ave.


  • Dirty Oscar’s Annex Stage - TBA
  • O’Malley’s Stage - TBA
  • Jazzbones  Stage - TBA
  • 6th Ave Community Stage - TBA

For more information about the entertainment stages, please contact the venues directly.


Art on the Ave has a lot of fun things for volunteers to get involved in this year and signing up is easier than ever with the online registration form on our website. Visit http://www.artontheave.org and click on “Get Involved” to tell us what you’re good at and which volunteer job you’re most interested in.

Art on the Ave is produced by 6th Avenue Business District

Contact Us Click the “find us” button on the menu above to locate contact information for the festival planning committee.