Become a Member

Wanted: New artists!

Are you a Tacoma area artist who would like to show your work at a retail location? We have openings at the 253 Collective cooperative gallery. If you are interested in showing and selling your work to the local community, consider joining the collective. The commitments and benefits of joining are:


  • Contribute a monthly membership fee ($30 per month)
  • Work one Saturday a month to staff the gallery and shop
  • Attend a monthly meeting
  • Become a licensed art business, if not already
  • Help promote the 253 Collective by doing another assigned task each month


  • Commission free sales!
  • Reasonable monthly fee/lease
  • Have your art featured on our website
  • Have your art displayed at the 253 Collective Gallery
  • Use the retail shop and office space to meet clients
  • Hold exhibits and special sales events
  • Have the opportunity to work with local businesses and get to know the local art community
  • Network with other artists

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

If you have any inquiries please e-mail

Printable flyer (PDF)


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