As a playful pun, Lettuce is the beginning of a wonderful sentence: Let Us Create! Let Us Connect! Let Us Collaborate! Lettuce is a business devoted to building community in Tacoma by organizing and hosting unique events showcasing live art. Founder Monique Simkova brings a range of complementary talents and experience to their new undertaking. Their aim is to provide an experience in which people feel a sense of belonging in the artists’ community, encourage a positive environment through valuing the dignity and respect of everyone and helping people remember how good it feels to create.
To build a thriving art community through showcasing live local art that inspires, empowers, and educates local artists while promoting creative industries.
Integrity - Maintaining our highest standards of excellence through delivering an unforgettable and unique experience.
Creativity - Seeking and developing fresh new ways to promote a range of local artists.
Respect and Dignity- creating a space based on respect and dignity that allows people to feel empowered, valued, and able to show up and be seen.
Community Building - Creating a network for artists and the public to connect.
Environmentally Conscious - Supporting sustainable practices through becoming green certified through the City of Tacoma.