Aug. 14, 2015—Tacoma, Washington — New York. Paris. Florence. Tacoma. Named by Forbes Travel Guide editors as one of “13 Art Trips You Need to Take,” Tacoma is certainly making waves in the international art scene. Visit Tacoma-Pierce County + Pierce County [Visit Tacoma-Pierce County], the destination marketing organization for Pierce County, is delighted to see Tacoma getting the recognition it deserves alongside such long-established arts destinations.

The Museum of Glass and Hotel Murano, both featured in the article, have anchored the arts community in Tacoma + Pierce County for more than 10 years. The distinctive silver cone of the Museum of Glass has become an iconic part of the Tacoma skyline while Hotel Murano boasts professional golfers and Fox Sports broadcasters as recent guests. While Tacoma has been a local arts destination for many years, it has quickly gained international attention.

“We are fortunate to have an incredible arts community – recognition by Forbes is a true testament to this community and the work they have done in the past 10 years,” said Visit Tacoma-Pierce County President + CEO, Bennish Brown. “Tacoma has long been a loved arts destination in the Pacific Northwest. We are thrilled to be included in this list and share our destination with the world.”

Visit Tacoma-Pierce County is looking forward to celebrating its thriving arts culture during the 14th Annual Tacoma Arts Month this October.

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