Tacoma Art Place Honors Video Winners

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Tacoma Art place announces viral video contest winners

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Tacoma Art Place (TAP), a non-profit art center in downtown Tacoma, held a viral video contest that encouraged amateur and professional filmmakers to create a 30-second video promoting the mission of Tacoma Art Place. The winners, tied for 1st place, are Chris Wood and Ian Milatz.

Sponsored by Comcast, the contest winners split the $250 cash prize. The winning videos will be displayed on the Tacoma Art Place website, www.tacomaartplace.org, and on the Comcast website, http://www.comcastinwashingtonstate.com

“We try to foster participation in a variety of art mediums, and thought a video contest would be a fun incentive to encourage people who might not have produced a video before,” said TAP founder Linda Danforth.

Contest co-winner Ian Milatz is only 13. “I’m so impressed with the video by Ian, and I understand he has communicated with Chris about his production business and now looks to him as a mentor. These are the kinds of results we like to see at TAP and we’re grateful to Comcast for helping us to bring this contest to the community,” added Linda Danforth.

“Experiences like the Tacoma Art Place video contest are a very fun way to exercise those creative muscles, as well as do something that benefits the community – what could be better? I utilize Facebook mainly to reach friends and colleagues and to tell them about TAP,” said Chris Wood.

Tacoma Art Place (TAP) is a non-profit art center (with 501c3 charitable status) in the heart of the revitalized MLK neighborhood. Their mission is to provide access to equipment and training that will allow more people to affordably explore their creativity and artistic ability. They have a special emphasis to reach underserved individuals with free or reduced-cost memberships and to offer arts education in the community. For more information and the contest entry form, visit www.tacomaartplace.org.

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