Opening Artist Reception on October 15, 4pm-8pm

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Where: 253 Collective – 1901 Jefferson St., at the top of the UW steps, across from the Swiss Restaurant & Pub
When: Art Mingle, Third Thursday – Oct. 15, at 4 – 8 pm

Suzan Carrell is this month’s Featured Artist at 253 Collective in Tacoma. A self-taught bead artist, Suzan studied at UW in costume design and was a seamstress in many productions there, including Hamlet and The Tempest, two of her favorites. This background set the foundation for her future jewelry design.
Having raised her family here in the Pacific Northwest – 3 kids, 7 grandkids, and 24 years of marriage this month! – Suzan is now happy to be an “empty nester” and concentrating on her beadwork. You can see evidence of her watercolor and graphic design training, in many of her pieces. She emphasizes, “Jewelry is joyful, and mine is right up there in your face.”

Come meet Suzan and view her bold and colorful jewelry at 253 Collective, Thurs., Oct. 15, 4 – 8 pm.

Light snacks will be served.

Starts Oct. 15 – Runs through Nov. 17.

Additionally, 253 Collective will be open extended hours during

Studio Tour – 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 17 & 18.

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R: 108 G: 255 B: 177 X:42052 Y:17088 S: 14 Z: 193 F: 232
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R: 122 G: 255 B: 181 X:42052 Y:17088 S: 33 Z: 297 F: 292


New Member-Suzan Carrell

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Suzan is a new member to the 253 Collective and brings her fabulous jewelry to the shop.


Summer Hours

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253 Collective will be open every Thursday from 5pm – 8Pm (3rd Thursday 4pm – 8pm) during the summer months. Also, we will be open from 2pm until 7pm, every Saturday. Hope you can stop by by to visit.

Art Mingle – Every Third Thursday-June 18

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Stop in! We will be open 4-8pm.
This months featured artist is Susan Blais. The main gallery and hallway will showcase a lot of nature and scenic and outdoor art.
The waiting room lobby will be “faces,” a portrait gallery.
You can meet Suzan, our new jewelry artist, and watch her while she creates another exquisite piece.
While you are at the building, you may catch a Jet artist or two at work in the third floor studio spaces.

1901 S. Jefferson. Right there on the corner. Across from The Swiss.

New Summer Hours:
Saturdays 2-7pm
Thursdays 5-8

253 Collective is proud to introduce Battailledeyhwh.

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Battailledeyhwh originally was born Wemi Atinsola is a naturally endowed “primitive art” focused artist who hails from the ancient powerful SONGAI empire; of the west African jurisdiction of Yoruba land in the area around the Niger River where his Father, the supreme king YHVH reigns .This rare royal prodigy is fascinated with medicinal art that heals; hence, the pursuit of artistic merchant-hood. With a primitive encapsulating scope that stretches from ancient to ethnic to contemporary art, BT YHWH whose name came as an endowment from sacred dreamscapes fuses adaptable conventional art with a process known as digi- embellishment to produce peculiar art in transcendence. BT YHWH utilizes sustainable media, pastels oil acrylic and other innovative media to convey artistic messages. Three eagles in their own rights inspire BT YHWH; Ann Vallotton and renowned Ben Enwonwu and his greatest companion, H.G. LaCouette

Battailledeyhwh also runs a self titled artistic social capitalist organization that prides itself in locally and internationally promoting common good ventures such as Eco friendly commodities, waste prevention business initiatives and export promotion in the areas of SUSTAINABLE ART, FASHION AND FOOD PRODUCTION. As a Merchant of Medicinal Art that heals, products consists of sustainably enhanced UPCYCLED garments, clothing apparels such as “decogellipage” footgear and art derived from sustainable media along side affordable /high end street fashion vintage clothing For classy people of moderate means.


Featured Artist-Katie LeFevre Marler

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We had a little technical difficulties with our website this week.

Sorry about that, everything seems to up and working now.

Stop by and check out the art of Katie LeFevre Marler.

 She has a wonderful display in the lobby that is open Monday-Friday from 9am – 5pm.

 An artist is on duty every Saturday from noon – 5pm.