Friday, May 22, 2009

Metal-Urge to galvanize arts community

No, it’s not a reunion of 1980s bands with big hair. Metal-Urge is an arts event that will forge the talents of more than 100 metal artists at 24 downtown Tacoma venues.

From June 6-Sept. 20, Metal-Urge events and exhibits should attract people to the South Sound’s downtown like magnets to metal, says Event Organizer Amy McBride, who is the City of Tacoma’s Arts Administrator. “Puget Sound has become known for its work in metal arts, and Metal Urge combines the talents of many of these artists so that visitors will experience the very best and most unique metal work.”

It coincides with two major metal art-oriented exhibits at Tacoma Art Museum, “Ornament as Art” and “Loud Bones.” See the list of participating venues and learn more. Get up-to-date exhibit infomation at For more information on Metal-Urge, contact Amy McBride at (253) 591-5192 or Photo courtesy of Vinosus® Jewelry