Tacoma’s oldest artist-owned gallery has been in operation over 18 years now, but it’s easy to overlook it. Freighthouse Art Gallery is tucked away upstairs in the Freighthouse Square shopping center in the Dome district, down the other end from the food court. Run by a cooperative of local artists, the gallery stays strong as the other shops come and go, and has a good range of medium.
Like any commercial gallery, the work’s chosen for appeal; you’re never going to find anything radically challenging. But it’s all pleasant stuff: Val Persoon’s fluffy watercolors, Ruth Volkman’s simple, …