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.


Katie LeFevre-Marler, 253 Collective New Member

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Katie is a Pacific Northwest local, raised in Redmond and always near some woods or other wilderness which she was constantly exploring. Inspired by the thrills of climbing trees and wading streams she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology –which turned into Marine Biology– at the Brigham Young University in Hawaii, and at the same time received a minor in art. She loves the ocean and loves the woods and would love someday to combine her love of the natural world with her passion for art–perhaps back in beautiful Hawaii or as a nature illustrator. In the meantime, however, there are too many exciting things and also inspiring ‘human’ moments to capture on canvas. In her art, a vast supply of “too many photos” (quoting her husband) guides her paintings, but she is often found making more of a collage with many photos as references –to capture that moment as it should be, and hopefully tell a bit of a story along with making a piece of art.

She currently lives in their “new” old craftsman home in Tacoma and gets to spend most of her time singing to and chasing around their little baby girl. In her spare time from mommy-duty she plays with clay (throwing or sculpting), music, writing, beads, or sewing during the winter and on sunny days you will find her outside hiking, gardening, foraging or some combination of those three. Oh yeah, and painting. J???????????????????????????????