TACOMA ART GALLERIES
Art gallery guide for Tacoma, Washington. The Tacoma art galleries in this guide represent a
wide variety of artworks ranging from contemporary art to traditional fine art, glass art, prints, paintings, sculpture,
fine art photography and other types of visual art. If you're interested in collecting art, or just enjoy looking at fine art,
or looking for a gift, visit these art galleries in Tacoma.
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Upcoming Art Events this Week and Near Future
1) Third Thursday Art Mingle Tacoma, every month galleries and art museums stay open late and usually have special events,
like artist receptions and opening previews, the next Art Mingle Tacoma will be in
December, 2013. Organized by
Tacoma Art Group
Picture Tacoma /
The Artists' Postcard Project - This creative project features real
postcards by twenty Tacoma area artists. Look for the cards at while
visiting galleries or some of the other art venues around Tacoma. Half of
the proceeds from sales go to a local food bank.
Tacoma Gallery Guide
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.
Looking for more local artists to join the 253 Collective! If interested please email
Open Fridays and Saturdays 12-5 pm, Third Thursdays for Tacoma's Art Walk, 3-8 pm. Location: 1901 S Jefferson ST, Suite 100, Tacoma WA 98402.
American Art Company
Art from around the world. The American Art Company
mixes contemporary works of art on paper (etchings, silk-screens, and
collage) with paintings, sculpture, art quilts, contemporary expressions in
wood, and baskets. The artists we represent are from Japan, Europe, and the
United States. Hours Tuesday - Friday: 10-5:30 pm, Saturdays: 10-5 pm. Location: 1126 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402, telephone: 253 272-4327.
Is a tour of art exhibits in Tacoma on the Third Thursday of every
month. ART BUS as a fun way to help people see a cross section of what Tacoma’s art scene has to offer.
Typically there are 6 to 8 art exhibits on each tour. ART BUS fosters a sense of community, spotlights our arts scene and literally
shows people where to find the hidden gems. Tickets online via Brown Paper tickets or in person curbside where the big yellow
school bus waits in front of Tacoma Art Museum starting at 5:30 pm on the night of the tour. Tour runs from 6 to 8:30 pm.
Space Available tickets can also be purchased and used during any tour in 2013 that is not sold out.
The Art Stop
good place to go when looking for fine crafts. Associated with LeRoy Jewelers
and sharing the same space.
Location: 940 Broadway, Tacoma WA 98402, telephone: 253 274-1630.
B2 Fine Art Gallery
Established in 2010, B2 Fine Art Gallery/Studios (pronounced B squared). An artist run, contemporary art gallery and creative space dedicated to bringing an array
of provocative, relevant, "emerging and established" artisans throughout the Northwest, and around the globe. The gallery presents eight to twelve exhibitions per year,
accompanied by periodic artisan lectures and workshops. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11-5 pm, Third Thursday Art Walk, 11-8 pm. Location: 711 Saint Helens Avenue, Suite 100,
Tacoma, WA. 98402, telephone: 253 238-5065.
Brick House Gallery
Open only on Third Thursday for the Art Walk and by appointment. Shows contemporary work by a variety of artists.
1123 S Fawcett Street, Tacoma, telephone 253 230-4880.
Is a popup fashion boutique/art gallery. In-house fashion designers are surrounded by fine art and other local
delectables. Open Tuesday - Saturday, Noon to 6pm and Sundays Noon to 5pm, Location: 1734 Pacific Avenue, Museum District, Tacoma, telephone: 253 336-5483.
Creative Forces Gifts and Sundries
This is a terrific gift shop, showing
artwork by local artists (very talented and experienced artists). Unique,
affordable and fabulous small artworks. Hours: 11am - 7pm Monday through Saturday.
Located in the lobby of the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma WA 98402, telephone: (253) 566-0818.
One of Tacoma's top galleries. Fulcrum Gallery opened December 2007, the brainchild of artist Oliver Doriss.
The Fulcrum Project is a combination of many things, a constantly evolving amalgamation of gallery/installation space,
fine art retail, as well as an artistic community hub. Location: 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, Open Friday
and Saturday 12-6 pm.
The Lakewood Gallery
9514-D Gravelly Lake DR. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, telephone: 253 584-1774
Proctor Art Gallery
Features work by local artists. Offering work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, glass, metal, wood,
and more. In this unique concept artists are given opportunities to be involved in many aspects running the gallery which is owned and operated by
Carolyn Burt and Chuck Gourley. Each artist staffs the gallery twice a month; so come in frequently to meet and talk with them.
Open daily: Monday-Saturday 10-6 pm, Sunday 11-5 pm. Location: 3811 N 26th ST, Tacoma, WA 98407, telephone: 253 759-4238.
Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and Shunpike designed to activate empty storefronts.
The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space available to artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations,
and community groups by placing them in unused commercial properties.
Tacoma Art Place
Is a non-profit art center (with 501c3 charitable status) in the heart of the revitalized MLK neighborhood. Unfortunately, they are closing the end of August, currently with limited hours,
open Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 1pm-5pm only. Location: 1116 S 11th ST, Tacoma, WA 98405, telephone: 253 238-1006.
Tacoma Community College Gallery
The Gallery at TCC is a place where students and the surrounding community can find artistic expression in all mediums, and from all world cultures and historic eras.
The Gallery shop carries ceramics by Herb Hallberg, Marie Joseph, & Gail E. Kelly; photographs and cards by Alice Di Certo, Connie Hardy, & Linda Staats;
and jewelry by Wendy Flores and Traci Kelly. Location: 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, Washington 98466
Tacoma Glassblowing Studio
Tacoma Glassblowing Studio is home of the Original and Best Glassblowing Experience in the Northwest!
Anyone can come in and experience the magic of hot Glass. Location: 114 S. 23rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98402, telephone: 253 383-3499
Tacoma Metal Arts Center
At Tacoma Metal Arts Center you can design and create your own custom jewelry and small-scale sculpture. With our expert instruction you will develop
the skills to make the jewelry that you have only imagined. The classes offered at TMAC are techniques oriented, rather than project oriented. Location: 3833 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98406, telephone: 253 227-1694
Throwing Mud Gallery
Is a working pottery studio and contemporary crafts gallery located in the historical Old Town District in Tacoma.
The gallery's mission is to encourage creativity and an understanding of quality handcrafted art through its retail
gallery and pottery classes. Hours: Monday noon to 5 pm, Tuesday-Friday 10-5 pm, Saturday 10-4 pm.
Location: 2212 North 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98403, telephone: 253 254-7961.
Is a Creative Reuse Center which you can also think of as an alternative arts and crafts supply store.
Instead of throwing artsy materials in the dump, you can toss it to us knowing that your matter will have a new and
exciting afterlife GUILT FREE! FULL MATERIALS WANTED LIST HERE. Heck, we'll even do pickups. We (RR and Ms. Darcy) have
even been awarded special creative endeavor status by the Spaceworks Tacoma program,
located on Pacific AVE near UWT.
Walden Designs Stained & Kiln Fired Glass
Contemporary artists/craftsman of the centuries-old traditional techniques of stained and kiln fired art glass.
Walden Designs project studio is located on Harstine Island, WA, telephone: 360 426-9569.
Lynn Di Nino
Mick Klass Photography
Dayton K. Knipher
Art Consultants, Art Advisors and Private Dealers
Mahler Fine Arts Consulting, Inc.
Art Services: Appraisers, Framing and Other Services
Mahler Fine Arts Consulting, Inc.
Non-Profit and Governmental Art Organizations
Artdish NW forum on Visual Art
DASH Center for the Arts
Hilltop Artists in Residence Tacoma
Manitou Art Center
Pacific Gallery Artists
Tacoma Arts Commission
Tacoma Art Place
Washington State Arts Commission
Online News and blogs about Art in Tacoma
GoArts (The News Tribune)
Tacoma Art Scene
Tacoma Art Museums
Museum of Glass
Tacoma Art Museum
Washington State History Museum
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Children's Museum of Tacoma
Seattle Gallery Guide
Washington State Gallery Guide
Washington Art Museums and Non-Profit Art Organizations
Art Galleries around the United States
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Amazon's Book of the Month Site for reading ideas and gift suggestions.
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