We are so grateful for our community sponsors!! These hard working businesses not only make Tacoma and surrounding areas better, but they are helping to make our market accessible to everyone.
If you are interested in becoming a La Paloma sponsor, please contact Executive Director, Molly Alvarado through our contact page.
kala escobar design
We are so excited and honored to be sponsored by the lovely Kala Escobar Design studio who designed these beautiful painted rocks for our opening day hunt. A little birdie told me that there will be some other local artisans that will be hiding rocks around the market on June 4 between 10 and 2. You are welcome to join in the fun if you like to paint and hide. The more the merrier!
Kala works mostly in paint right now, but also draws, does digital art/graphic design, sewing/embroidery , beadwork and some woodwork, and polymer clay. She also loves to work with paper (quilling, origami, paper flowers, etc) and photography! Her talent seems to be endless and we admire her work so much.
A special community sponsor falls short in describing Alma Tacoma. This organization has been so generous and kind in supporting our market.
ALMA IS A PLACE FOR MUSIC, FOOD, ART, AND CULTURE IN TACOMA, a welcoming and inclusive gathering spot that channels, celebrates, and seeks to nourish the soul of this land, the people on it, the people from it, and those just passing through.
Founded in 2015, ALMA occupies a building on Fawcett Avenue in downtown Tacoma, and consists of several conjoined enterprises: a 500-person live performance venue, a recording studio, a restaurant, a cafe, a lounge, and both patio and rooftop dining and private event spaces.
Their mission is to be a conduit for art and cultural exchange that connects and uplifts the community.
“We believe in the sacredness and potential of Tacoma. We want to live in a world where arts, culture and indigenous principles drive shared prosperity and wellbeing. We embrace diverse lived experiences and change that is accessible to all. We embrace diverse lived experiences and change.”
sunflower soul apothecary
Meet Lily, owner of Sunflower Soul Apothecary, who creates products that are artistic, natural, and holistic for the healing body, mind, and spirit. They offer handcraft artisan and natural soaps, bath and body and metaphysical items.
We have a special love for this business as they previously vended at La Paloma and now have become sponsors. It’s so nice to develop relationships with such talent who continue to believe in us and give back!
Parable Tacoma is an amazing community sponsor that does so much for Tacoma.
Not only are they a community space with a curated selection of plants, new/used books, records, artisans/art, you can experience so many ways to connect in their shop.
We adore all their ventures and know that you will as well.
destiny direct primary care
Destiny Direct Primary Care is a Direct Primary Care (DPC) clinic designed to provide outpatient healthcare services in an innovative membership model that prioritizes the patient-physician relationship.
“Our goal is to provide healthcare tailored to one’s individual needs, schedule, and goals. We can better care for our patient’s physical, mental, social, spiritual, as well as, financial health though connection of community resources and dedication to a patient’s success. Our business finesse allows the clinic to operate with savings passed to the patient and services expanding to meet the needs of the community.”
Duggan Homes is Michael and Gretchen’s small family business. Michael is a realtor who strives to be an advocate, advisor, and guide for clients. Gretchen is a writer who works to keep the business and the client experience rooted in community. Together they seek to help people find home—not just a house—by encouraging their client community to give, volunteer, shop, and explore locally. They list and market homes with dignity and detail and view home as a place to be sheltered and grounded, a need we all share. They work out of Windermere Abode in Old Town in Tacoma.
tacoma soap refillery
This local business was created to make getting bulk goods and reusable products easier and more convenient for the South Sound community. After opening for in 2019 at at the La Paloma Marketplace, they launched a delivery service that now provides residents all over the South Sound with delivery of refillable and reusable products. They added a shop in the North Slope neighborhood of Tacoma in September 2020 as another way to support their community on the journey to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Tacoma Soap Refillery is another business that got their start at La Paloma Marketplace and we couldn't be more proud to have them as a sponsor and a vendor.
choice legal resources
Choice is a Family Law Firm built on the principle that access to legal help should be simple, affordable and individualized. They take a holisitc approach by offering a variety of additional support and outside resources for families, individuals and couples going through crises. Choice also offers qualifying clients a sliding scale fee structure based on earnings.
Tidy Vibe is a Tacoma based woman and immigrant-owned house cleaning service. “We provide regular cleaning, move out/in cleaning, and one-time cleaning services throughout Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, and Lakewood.”
“We started this business as a way of giving back to our community. We believe that by helping some of our neighbors have cleaner homes, we help some of our other neighbors live better lives. We share a passion for doing meaningful work and dedicate our business to providing safe working conditions for everyone we employ.”
“We use our business as a tool for positive change by providing safe and comfortable working conditions and a mentally safe environment. We're active members of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and are dedicated to providing better working conditions for all domestic workers, starting with our staff.”
Strategy 3 Degrees
Strategy 3 is a full-service marketing firm located in the heart of Tacoma helping design and execute effective marketing strategies for businesses of all sizes. From developing custom campaigns, websites, and endless varieties of marketing materials, to growing and managing a business’s online presence, our hard-working and fun team at Strategy 3 is dedicated to creating valuable marketing solutions for diverse types of businesses.