Art Bus

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ART BUS is a tour led on the Third Thursday of each month in conjunction with Tacoma Art Mingle. Ride the bus. For information and tickets visit

A Call for Musicians or Poets!

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The 253 Collective is looking for musicians or poets to perform during opening receptions and other events. The group has a unique membership style and if you are an artist looking for a space to perform contact us by emailing for more information.

Kick off July’s Art Mingle with Music

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253 Collective is bringing some live music to our gallery.  Stacy Eliason plays the french horn and her website has some audio of her performing for you to enjoy.

Ms. Eliason will be performing from 5 pm – 5:30 pm on July 17.

Please stop to enjoy the music and the art of the 253 Collective latest artist, Angel.

Upcoming Exhibit: Angel’s Art with Heart

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Tacoma’s 3rd Thursday Art Mingle

July 17 | 12 to 8 p.m.

253 Collective Art Gallery, 1901 South Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma

Angel posing in front of her art.
Angel and her art.

Artist Angel was born in Heidelberg, Germany and raised in her hometown El Paso, Texas before she came to the Greater Northwest Seattle area in 1991. Although Angel attended the Art Institute and Community College in Texas for both Music and Art, she is a naturally gifted and self taught artist. Most of her pieces are all original abstracts including, but not limited to, oil and acrylic on canvas and print.  Angel’s avante garde approach to art has been noted as being very unique, unusual and spiritually motivated abstracts.

“I am passionate about what I do and each piece that I work on. I want to reflect that upon seers but most of all… I want my Art to inspire good and be used to do greater things.”

Go Local

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Go Local

May is Bicycle Month – Celebrate with artist Carla Gramlich

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Upcoming Exhibit – Bicycle Month at 253 Collective

Third Thursday Art Mingle, May 15 | 12 to 8 p.m.
253 Collective Art Gallery, 1901 South Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma

253 Collective artist, Carla Gramlich is the featured artist in May. May is Bicycle month and Carla has assembled an exhibit of bicycle photos from her travels. Carla has won numerous awards from the Cascade Bicycle photo contest and has had her photos in the Tacoma Wheelmen’s, WA Bikes and Cascade newsletter and website. Over the years she has had some of her bicycle photos featured in the Pierce County bicycle map.


Artist Website:

Art Gifts – Artist Cards and Prints on Sale

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ARTGIFTSOFFERAll greeting cards and framed prints by 253 Collective artist Dionne Bonner on sale for 30% off the original price until January 1st, 2014.

Available only at 253 Collective retail gallery.
1901 S. Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma WA 98402

Check the 253 Collective Event Calendar for special days and event hours.