Not the new kid on the block anymore, Gallery Three in Puyallup is solidifying as a community arts presence in the downtown of the city, representing 18 artists and creating informal art events in Puyallup.
“Gallery Three is evolving into a center for art events,” says co-founder Tanya Lemma, of the cooperative sponsored by Valley Arts United and housed on the ground floor of the new Puyallup City Hall building. Upcoming events include post-concert wine after the Northwest Sinfonietta concerts in Pioneer Park Pavilion on March 18, April 29 and June 3, expanding hours to coincide with the Farmers’ Market when it opens in April, and “Random Acts of Art,” projects set up in front of the gallery with artists helping visitors to make an art piece to take home.
New artists this month are glass artist Kim Wilson, multimedia artist Curtis Cash and sculptor Terry Slaton. Wilson, based in Enumclaw, designs jewelry and home items using glass, concret and metal, signed with a 24k gold dragonfly decal fused into the glass. Tacoman Curtis Ashby combines spray paint, acrylic, charcoal and pastels on canvas, paper and wood; while Slaton sculpts abstract work in stone.
Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. 333 Meridian Ave. S., Ste 103, Puyallup. 253-604-4683, gallerythree.org