collage of featured artwork

Black Artists Exhibition

Featuring 22 artists, the exhibition highlights Black creators in our community. Feb. 1-29, 2024.

Pictured works left to right: Nip No. 1 by Carlos Khali, Memories of Wishes by Sandra Bocas, Devil You Know by Charles Conner


Curated by a panel of art jurists, the exhibition features work by more than 20 South Sound artists. With media including painting, drawing, photography and glass art, some of the exhibition’s works provide windows into personal history and collective culture. Other pieces are non-representational.

Taken as a whole, the exhibition challenges us to take an expansive view of Black art as an abundance of unique expressions drawn from the deep well of vibrant community.


Visit the Exhibition

The exhibition will run from Feb. 1-29, 2024.


The Gallery is located in Bldg. 4 at Tacoma Community College, near the corner of 12th and Mildred streets. Visitor Parking is available in Lot G.


The Gallery is open to the public 10am-5pm Monday-Friday, on days the College is open. Admission is free to the public.

Questions? Call 253-460-4306

Meet the Artists

Find out more about our selection of featured artists and their mediums.


Featured Events

All events will be held in The Gallery (Building 4 at Tacoma Community College) and are free and open to the public.

A group of people stand in the TCC art gallery

Community Reception

FEB. 9, 4-6PM

Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and experience the incredible art emerging from our community.

A TCC gard holds her baby. They look at each other, smiling.

Family Day

FEB. 10, 10AM-1PM

Bring the kids for hands-on activities and exposure to the arts.

A group of people stand in the TCC art gallery

TCC Student & Employee Reception

FEB. 21, 12PM-1PM

A celebration of the exhibition for our TCC student community.

Gallery Talks

Listen to exhibiting artists discuss their art, inspiration, and creative processes. Engage with the artists and gain a deeper understanding of their lives and works.


Lorra Jackson

1:00-1:15pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Charles Conner

12:00-12:15pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

JW Harrington

12:30-12:45pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Jonarra Swanson

1:00-1:15pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Emily Martin

12:30-12:45pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Valencia Carroll

12:00-12:15pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Carlos Khali

12:30-12:45pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Jasmine Iona Brown

12:30-12:45pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Panel Discussion

5:30-7:00pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Sandra Bocas

1:00-1:15pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Kcie Monk

12:30-12:45pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Sabreehna Essien

1:00-1:15pmThe Gallery, Bldg. 4

Thank you to our partners!

image of TCC Foundation logo and City of Tacoma Arts Commission logo