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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.

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Happy Valentine’s Day Show

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Join us this Thursday February 16, 3 – 8pm for a Valentine’s Day Show. Drive, walk or ride the Art Bus to our location, 1901 S. Jefferson.

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Directions to our location.

The Color of Winter | Dec. 15th, 3 – 8pm

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December 15th, 3-8pm | 1901 South Jefferson,  Tacoma WA. Join the eclectic artists of the 253 Collective as they reveal their interpretations of an enigmatic quote about winter.“…The color of winter is in the imagination.”

New artwork will include paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil; as well as photography.

Unveiling and opening reception on December’s “Third Thursday Art Walk”, December 15, 3 – 8 p.m.

Show runs December 15 – January 30
1901 S. Jefferson Suite #100, Tacoma WA 98402

“The Way Home” by John Wise

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One of our 253 Collective member has a painting called “The Way Home” that will be on exhibit at the Tobey Jones Senior Juried Art Show.

The opening reception and award will be at 5:00 on November 10Th.  All the works will be on display for viewing from noon to 4:00 on the 11Th,12Th, and 13Th.  You can get more info, directions, etc,  at
Then it will be on display at the Tacoma Art Museum November 17Th to December 4Th.
Come check it out!

Taylor Reed Art Show/”A Closer Look”

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A Closer Look

Taylor Reed’s newest show A Closer Look moves Closer to home! For all of you who wanted to see the show but could not make it up to Seattle. A Closer Look will be hanging at the 253 Collective in Tacoma, opening for the Third Thursday Tacoma Art Walk, on October 20th from 3-8pm.

Arts CRUSH: Support Your Local Artists… AGAIN!!!

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253 Collective in Downtown Tacoma on the UW-Tacoma Campus

It’s coming again this Sunday on October 8th!!! Come if you missed the last date! Bring anyone, friends, family, kids, whoever!

The Art Quilt is happening at the 253 Collective for Arts Crush!

The 253 Collective is creating an art quilt, and is gathering images that represent our area. What does Tacoma — or your piece of Pierce County — mean to you? Come add your individual flare to this community project. Bring your own 4” x 4” painting, drawing, photograph, etc (paper or fabric please). Or you can create your square on site using provided materials. The finished 253 Art Quilt will be on display through the end of the year.

This Event is Pay-What-You-Can.

Come join us!!!