The 253 Collective is a retail space for local artists in the city of Tacoma. We opened in March of 2009. The Collective was founded by Tacoma visionary Linda Danforth and is currently a cooperative between local artists. The goal of the cooperative is to provide a retail location while keeping the cost to each artist as low as possible. Each artist pays a low membership payment and has an assigned job (marketing, art rotation etc.). There is no commission collected on anyone’s work so artists receive the full payment when their work is sold. Each artist handles their own bookkeeping.
We are also looking for more local artists to join the 253 Collective! If you have any inquiries please e-mail 253Collective@gmail.com.
Normal Business Hours are:
– Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
– Third Thursdays: 3 – 8 p.m. (during Tacoma’s 3rd Thursday Art Mingle)
– Viewing/Lobby Hours are M – F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
253 Collective Art Gallery is located at the top of the stairs at the University of Washington Tacoma Campus in the Jet Tioga building, directly across the street from the Swiss Restaurant.