About Membership

We are looking for you! Are you a Washington State artist that would love to show and sell your work at a retail location? We have a number of openings at the 253 Collective artists’ cooperative. If you are interested in showing and selling your work to the local community, join the collective.

To be considered as a 253 Collective member send five samples of your work to
253Collective@gmail.com. The work should represent the type of work you plan to sell at the gallery shop.

The commitments and benefits of joining the 253 Collective:


o Pay a low membership fee of $20 a month
o Work one Friday or Saturday a month to staff the retail shop
o Attend monthly meetings frequently during the year
o Licensed art business
o Help promote the group by doing one small job including, art rotation, checking emails, setting up for a show, contacting interested artists, contributing ideas, etc.

o A very low monthly membership fee
o Have your art featured on our website and retail space during the year
o Opportunity to work with local businesses and the community supporting the arts and collaborating with the 253 Collective group
o Commission free sales
o Opportunity to help shape an arts group with your ideas and contributions
o Access to a retail shop space to meet clients, hold exhibits and special sales events
o Free advertising and marketing for your art business
o Networking with other local artists
o A web page on the 253 collective website

1901 S. Jefferson, Suite #100, Tacoma WA 98402
(We’re located at the top of the stairs on the University of Washington Tacoma’s campus right next to the new Library building, opening soon!)