Join the 253 Collective and grow your art business, network and meet other local artists. As a 253 Collective member you have access to the groups retail location for special events and benefit from collective group shows, efforts and memberships.
Email 5 images of your work to 253Collective@gmail.com for consideration.
About The Collective
The 253 Collective consists of a group of artists from the greater Puget Sound/Pierce County area. The group displays artwork at a retail space in the Jet/Tioga Building at the UW Tacoma campus, right across the street from The Swiss restaurant. Each artist contributes to the monthly rent in the amount of $20.00. There is a one-time joining fee of $40.00, a bi-annual supply fee of $15.00 and a refundable cash-on-hand deposit fee of $10.00. Each artist, as part of their membership responsibilities, staffs the gallery one day per month. The collective is currently open every Saturday, and during Tacoma’s 3rd Thursday Art Mingle**. Artists are asked to participate in regular monthly meetings and occasional events.
Total joining fees at a glance*:
- $20.00 – First months rent
- $40.00 – One time joining fee
- $15.00 – Bi-annual supply fee (Normally due January and July)
- $10.00 – Refundable cash-on-hand deposit fee
*Minimal additional expenses for special promotions and events may arise throughout the year. Members vote on additional expenses for advertising or special events.
**Hours of operation depend on member availability.