Proctor Arts Fest is a community-based street fair on North 26th & Proctor Streets in Tacoma, WA. It has been organized by the Proctor Business District Association, along with community volunteers, for over 18 years. The goal of Proctor Arts Fest is to provide a free, accessible and celebratory experience of the arts for the public. Proctor Arts Fest attracts approximately 10,000 visitors from Tacoma, Pierce and Thurston Counties and 160 art and crafts vendors every year. In addition to the vendors, it features a Juried Art Show of about 85 art pieces by 60 artists, three stages of live music and entertainment (this includes one stage that is designated “The Family Stage” – organized by personnel of the Tacoma Public Library), a kids area with participation by the Metropolitan Park District, a Farmers’ Market and a merchant sidewalk sale. Come & enjoy live music and local entertainment, purchase original artwork or a craft piece from it’s maker, browse through the juried art show and let the children create their own original “art”. A great way to get to know your neighbors and practice building your community. Proctor Arts Fest is a family friendly event.