253 Collective is a unique cooperative gallery in Tacoma Washington. Meet the local artists that staff the shop, buy original paintings, prints, greeting cards, functional art and attend special events. Membership Information (pdf)

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. 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:
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Current Exhibit – James Allen, Photographer
253 Collective Art Gallery, 1901 South Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma

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View new work by photographer James Allen, a new member to the collective. Allen creates multi-panel imagery using digital effects, intentionally creating the photographic opposite of the oil/watercolor painters “Photo-realism”.

A Call for Musicians or Poets!
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.

ART BUS is a tour led on the Third Thursday of each month in conjunction with Tacoma Art Mingle. Ride the bus. Pre-sale tickets are available online at:

Tickets are $11 for Regular and $22 for VIP access which includes a bag full of exclusive deals and goodies from local businesses and additional raffle opportunities.

TAGMemberdecal  253 Collective is a TAG (Tacoma Art Group) member.