Proctor Arts Fest
One of Tacoma’s oldest community street fairs, the Proctor Arts Fest is back for its 18th year Saturday with three stages, a juried art show, arts and crafts vendors, cafes, Farmers Market and more. Don’t miss former Cirque du Soleil jump-rope performer Rene Bibaud’s Ropeworks team (3 p.m. Family Stage) and Vuelta La Luna Vaudeville circus (4 p.m. Family Stage), among many other live acts. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. North 26th and Proctor streets, Tacoma. proctorartsfest.com.
Tacoma’s Arts Night Out
National Night Out gets an artistic twist with the annual free Arts Night Out at Jason Lee Middle School Tuesday thanks to Hilltop Artists. Watch glassblowing, hear live music, make chalk art, take a skateboarding lesson, paint a T-shirt and more in the courtyard behind the track. 4-7 p.m. Tuesday . Free. Jason Lee Middle School, 602 N. Sprague Ave., Tacoma. hilltopartists.org/events/arts-night-out.
Hilltop Artists’ residency at Museum of Glass
This week, watch students from the Hilltop Artists glassblowing program work in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop. Through Friday, they’ll be working on centerpieces for their annual fundraising luncheon using caneworking techniques, while on Saturday and Sunday they’ll make work for their spring 2016 installation at the Seymour Conservatory, inspired by storytelling in South Asian kantha embroidery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday (July 29) through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $15 general; $13 AAA members; $12 seniors, students and military; $5 ages 6-12; free for 5 and younger. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org.
Subversive jewelry at Moss+Mineral
Tacoma metal artist Matthew Coté shows contemporary work that “tells noir stories in the form of jewelry,” according to curator Lisa Kinoshita at Moss+Mineral, where Coté has a show prior to heading off for graduate school in Pennsylvania. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Free. Moss+Mineral, 305 S. Ninth St., Tacoma. 253-961-5220, mossandmineral.com.