Are you an artist? We’re looking for you!

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We’re looking for you! Are you an artist that would love to show and sell your work at a retail location? We have openings at the 253 Collective artists cooperative. If you are interested in joining the collective contact us for more information. Email or visit


Welcome New Members!

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Welcome newest 253 Collective members Brynn Rydell and Kathy Bauer.

Visit The 253 Collective Today

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Come view the work of the eclectic artists of the 253 Collective. A winter show reveals their interpretations of an enigmatic quote  “…the color of winter is in the imagination.” New artwork includes pieces in watercolor, acrylic, oil and photography. You’ll find lots of great holiday gifts, come out and support local Artists!

Visit the 253 Collective today, the gallery is located at the University of Washington Tacoma campus, 1901 Jefferson Ave. During normal business hours the collective’s work is viewable in the hallways and through the windows of the campus building.  On Fridays and Saturdays from 12 – 5 p.m. the shop in suite 100 is open, staffed by collective member artists. During Tacoma’s Third Thursday art walk the collective is open from 4 – 9 p.m.

1901 Jefferson Ave. (Across from The Swiss)

Happy Holidays! from
The 253 Collective Artists

Please note: The 253 Collective is closed Saturday, December 24 on Christmas Eve and Saturday, December 31 on New Years Eve.

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!!!