May is Bicycle Month – Celebrate with artist Carla Gramlich

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Upcoming Exhibit – Bicycle Month at 253 Collective

Third Thursday Art Mingle, May 15 | 12 to 8 p.m.
253 Collective Art Gallery, 1901 South Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma

253 Collective artist, Carla Gramlich is the featured artist in May. May is Bicycle month and Carla has assembled an exhibit of bicycle photos from her travels. Carla has won numerous awards from the Cascade Bicycle photo contest and has had her photos in the Tacoma Wheelmen’s, WA Bikes and Cascade newsletter and website. Over the years she has had some of her bicycle photos featured in the Pierce County bicycle map.


Artist Website:

Art Gifts – Artist Cards and Prints on Sale

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ARTGIFTSOFFERAll greeting cards and framed prints by 253 Collective artist Dionne Bonner on sale for 30% off the original price until January 1st, 2014.

Available only at 253 Collective retail gallery.
1901 S. Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma WA 98402

Check the 253 Collective Event Calendar for special days and event hours.

Art at Work opening weekend activities update

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Just a little update on our Art at Work opening weekend activities.  We had a record number of people come to 253 Collective gallery and browse our artworks.  On Saturday Marily set up and demonstrated glass etching for everyone.  We had practice pieces of glass available for anyone wishing to try their hand at etching. It was a great hit with the visitors.
We will be continuing our demonstrations throughout the Art at Work month.  Our next demonstration will be embroidery.  Watch the schedule for the time and date.

Join us for Tacoma’s Third Thursday Art Mingle on November 21 and watch glass etching starting at 6:30pm and participate with a practice piece. Glass pieces available free while supplies last or bring your own glass cup or vase.

Opening Reception: Featured Artists Marily & Butch Renick
Thursday November 21 from 3 – 8pm
Glass Etching starts at 6:30pm
1901 S. Jefferson Street, Tacoma WA 98402, Suite 100

Ride the Art Bus Tour in November to the 253 Collective gallery and help feed those in need , click here for more information

~ Butch & Marily Renick

253 Artists Demo During Art At Work Month

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During the month of November (Art At Work month) come see on-going art demonstrations at 253 Collective Coop Gallery. Featured Artists Marily and Butch Renick, owners of Earth Signs Glass Etching started their business because of their longtime love of specialty glass pieces, particularly from the depression era. fascinated for years by the absolute beauty of the crop circle designs, Butch decided to transfer some of these beautiful designs to glass pieces especially selected to show off the crop art. Butch will demonstrate embroidery techniques as he transfers some of the crop designs and other interesting designs to embroidered works. Come meet Butch and Marily and visit other 253 artists as they celebrate Art At Work month.
For hours of operation visit our event calendar at

Featured Artists Opening Reception
Thursday, November 21, 3 – 8pm, 1901 S. Jefferson St., Tacoma WA Suite #100
(The gallery is located at the University of Washington Tacoma campus next to the Tioga Library building.)

We are looking for new members! If you’re interested in a unique and different gallery experience download our flyer about membership and email us today at

This Sunday, July 14 from 11am- 7pm visit

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This Sunday, July 14 from 11am- 7pm visit 253 Collective’s booth between Pine and Junette during Art on the Ave 2013.

Join collective member artists for a fun day during Art on the Ave. AOA is 6th Avenue Business District’s Annual Art Festival. Purchase art by local artists in a fun filled atmosphere.

 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!

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.