Art Event

New member Laurel Henn

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Welcome Laurel Henn , the newest member of the 253 Collective.

John Wise to demonstrate his cloud painting technique.

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John Wise will be demonstrating his cloud painting technique in the Tacoma area in May.

May 7th at the Mountain Valley Arts Club, in Sumner, and on May 15th, for Rainier League of Arts in Tacoma.

If you would like John to demontrate his technique for your group, you can contact him at

(253) 582-7979


 Cool stuff Th…

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Cool stuff This Week!!!!!

Hop on the Art Bus this Thursday and head to the 253 Collective. This Month’s Featured Artist is Glass Artist Brynn Rydell. Come in to see a special one night only display of her beautiful jewelry, wine bottle stoppers, martini skewers and much, much more!
And if the Awesome Glass Beads and art were not enough, you can see our New Spring Show on the Main Gallery Wall! It just went up today!
See you there!

Happy Spring!
The 253 Collective

Taylor Reed at the Washington Historical Museum Until May 6th

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Taylor Reed at the Washington Historical Museum Until May 6th

Intertwined, Requiem for the Trees has moved to the Washington State History Museum! Come and see a wonderful show by an inspired group of artists.  Artists were called to draw paint, photograph write about or otherwise memorialize the trees of Kopachuck Park before logging due to the spreading of laminated root rot.

Christina, you are the winner!

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Christina, you are the winner! We contacted the winning entry via email on March 20th to let them know fate smiled on them. You’ve won the 253 Collective gift basket. But in case the spam filter caught our email we are letting the world know. Contact us at to claim your prize. We want you to enjoy your creative bundle of gifts.

253 Collective – All Local Artists!

Did you enter to win

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Did you enter to win a 253 Collective gift basket? We’re glad you did, the winner of the 253 Collective gift basket will be announced soon! Thank you for visiting the shop at 1901 S Jefferson during Tacoma’s Art Walk last week. Visit us online for more information about the collective at We are open Fridays and Saturdays from  12 – 5pm, during the Third Thursday Art Walk each month from 3-8pm and on the Sunday after art walk from 12 – 5pm. 253 Collective – All Local Artists!

The 253 Collective retail shop is open t

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The 253 Collective retail shop is open today until 5pm. Our member run shop is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12-5pm and on the Third Thursday of
the month for Art Walk. Visit us today

Visit us during Tacoma’s Third Thursday Art Walk ~ Ride the Art Bus ~

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Visit us Thursday, March 15, 3-8pm during Tacoma’s Third Thursday Art Walk, view art by newest member Lisa Mereddy and enter to win a 253 Collective Gift Basket. Drive, walk or ride the Art Bus during their 2nd Anniversary Tour
to our location. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Photos from 253 Collective Group Show

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The artists of the 253 Collective had a great time at the recent Group Show at Towers Coffee Bar and Grill.

Refreshing New Work – 253 Collective at Towers this Friday

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253 Collective Group Show

Friday, Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m. (Opening Reception)
Tower Coffee Bar and Grill, 1101 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma WA
6 – 7 p.m., Live painting demonstration by artist John Wise
Newest member Lisa Mereddy brings a fresh approach to landscape painting and says, “I enjoy painting with brushes and painting knives sometimes mainly focusing on texture.” Come to the group show this Friday and view the collective styles of a local coop.

For more information email