Tacoma Art Galleries Walking Tour, Tacoma

There are many art galleries in Tacoma. You will see contemporary arts by both local and national artists. There are galleries that exhibit the original art works of Indians who lived in the northern part of the USA. Most of the galleries sell their art works. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular art galleries in the central part of Tacoma.
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Tacoma Art Galleries Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Tacoma Art Galleries Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Tacoma (See other walking tours in Tacoma)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: vickyc
Curtright & Son Tribal Art

1) Curtright & Son Tribal Art

Curtright & Son Tribal Art was founded in 1985 and it has primarily north American Indian art. This gallery is the best place to see authentic Indian items. They display the most newly discovered Native American stuff and exhibit many historic paintings, photos, jewelry, pottery and textiles of Pueblo people. The gallery is open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday through Saturday.
Brick & Mortar Gallery

2) Brick & Mortar Gallery

Brick & Mortar Gallery is owned by local artists. Many professional artists exhibit and sell their works there. There are especially contemporary arts displayed here. You will see abstract expressionism, fine art, oil and acrylics, as well as many other kinds of paintings. The gallery invites its visitors on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm.
American Art Company

3) American Art Company

The American Art Company was founded in 1889. It displays different contemporary art. You will see art on paper, silk, sculpture, wood and others. There are many home decoration arts. Artists from around the world exhibit their works there. You will see art from the US as well as Japan and Europe. The gallery welcomes its visitors Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
BKB & Co

4) BKB & Co

BKB & Co is an art gallery that displays different temporary exhibitions. There are many ceramic arts exhibited there. You can see pictures and sculptures. It is also a shop where you can buy different arts to decorate your home. It is primarily the gallery where you can see wearable art and contemporary craft. It is run by local artists. It has been exhibiting the arts of Northwestern artists since 1998. The gallery welcomes its visitors Monday - Saturday from 11:00 am-6:00 pm.
The Robert Daniel Gallery

5) The Robert Daniel Gallery

At the Robert Daniel Gallery you will see the artworks of regional and national artists. There are contemporary arts, namely different paintings made in oil, watercolor, drawings, etc. There are mainly temporary exhibitions here. This gallery is open to visitors Wednesday to Saturday, from 2 pm - 7 pm.

Walking Tours in Tacoma, Washington

Create Your Own Walk in Tacoma

Create Your Own Walk in Tacoma

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tacoma is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Point Defiance Park Walking Tour

Point Defiance Park Walking Tour

Point Defiance Park Walking Tour is a thematic, interesting tour. In this enormous park you will find a zoo, an aquarium, a museum, a historical fort and a beautiful Japanese Garden. There is a large beach as well. Take this self-guided tour to visit this beautiful area in Tacoma.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Landmarks Walking Tour in Tacoma

Landmarks Walking Tour in Tacoma

Tacoma is a very beautiful city with different sightseeings and landmarks. You can visit beautiful churches, see historical buildings, and take a walk in beautiful parks decorated with fountains and monuments. Take this self-guided tour to see the most famous landmarks in Tacoma.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Tacoma Museums and Art Galleries Walking Tour

Tacoma Museums and Art Galleries Walking Tour

Tacoma is a city that is very rich in culture. There are many museums in Tacoma where you can learn interesting things about the city, its history and culture. There is a large exhibition hall in the city with different temporary exhibitions. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most worthwhile museums and exhibitions of Tacoma.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
North Waterfront Walk

North Waterfront Walk

Set on the banks of Puget Sound, south of Seattle, Tacoma city is a picturesque place. Particularly this is true of Tacoma's Waterfront, a paved sidewalk running along Puget Sound’s Commencement Bay. Much loved by walkers, joggers or those searching for a good place to eat with a view, the Waterfront area holds a number of prominent attractions. This orientation walk will lead you to the most interesting of them.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Tacoma for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Tacoma has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Tacoma, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.