The 253 Collective gallery is open more hours during the week. Thanks to coop member Butch Renick, a glass artist who will be doing demonstrations on select days. Recently retired, Butch decided to keep the shop open during the week. A much-needed opportunity for the unique cooperative space shared by local creatives. The group was founded by visionary Linda Danforth in 2009 with a handful of artists and has been home to many over the years. The unique membership style, minimal monthly fees and limitless opportunities for emerging artists carves a special niche for the group. Centrally located the gallery is directly across the street from The Swiss restaurant and in the office building at the top of the staircase on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, just minutes from Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum.