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Art Galleries

The City of Auburn Art Galleries offer a look at the diverse work created by outstanding artists who live and work in the region. The galleries display rotating exhibitions featuring two-dimensional and small three-dimensional works by emerging and established artists from all around the Puget Sound region. The works are selected to highlight an array of artists and art works that demonstrate vitality, technique, and diversity in medium and subject. For more information on the artwork below, view the searchable document City of Auburn Art Galleries (PDF).

The Postmark Center for the Arts 

Address: 20 Auburn Ave, Auburn, WA, 98002. 
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Gallery exhibits change quarterly

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Auburn Community and Event Center Gallery

Address: 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn, WA, 98002.
Hours: Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Bi-monthly exhibits.

Current Exhibition


    Esther Loopstra - May 10 to July 11, 2024

The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Esther Loopstra at the Community Center Gallery, on view May 10 – July 11, 2024.
My work takes the viewer on a passage, revealing the abstract essences of these systems and blurring the lines between our human internal systems and the nature around us. Many times the work depicts what looks like living organs or organisms, viewing them from the vantage point of a landscape you could navigate and engage with.
My mixed media paintings unfold like a journey, and I flow with my intuition, developing layers, and working back into them, allowing the paintings to change and grow. When painting on canvas, I use acrylic and latex paint but add surprising materials like joint compound, collage, liquid latex, and acrylic mediums, along with markers, crayons, and pencils. When I create on paper, I use a more simple approach with fluid acrylic, masking fluid, acrylic ink, and pencil. I also create stream-of-consciousness poems that I incorporate into the work.
- Esther Loopstra

Upcoming Exhibition

 Coming Soon!

Cheryl Sallee Gallery

Address: 808 9th St SE, Auburn, WA, 98002. 
Hours: Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 
Bi-monthly exhibits.

Current Exhibition


William Hanley - May 8 - July 10, 2024

The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of William Hanley at the Cheryl Sallee Gallery, on view May 8 – July 10, 2024.
“As someone who practices meditation in nature, I am always on the lookout for new places that inspire contemplation. One of my muses is the reflection I find on rippled water. I find the abstract shapes, curved lines, and colors fascinating. I’ve learned that when people think of the reflective surface of water in a photograph, they often think of a still lake or pond, perhaps near a grand landscape. But when I concentrate on the rippled surface of a body of water, I see art that often goes unnoticed.” - William Hanley

Born in Seattle, William Hanley currently resides in Richland, WA. Prior to his cross-country move from North Carolina in 2022, he worked as an Electronic Resources Management Specialist for Duke University Libraries for over 15 years. He is now a professional nature photographer who emphasizes connections between positive mental health, nature, and art.

Upcoming Exhibition

Coming Soon!

Auburn City Hall Gallery

Address:  25 W Main Street, Auburn WA, 98002. 
Hours: Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 
Ongoing exhibits.

Ongoing Exhibition

Sun Circle

 This gallery hosts a photographic exhibition featuring images of the City's Public Art Collection. The Auburn City Hall Gallery occasionally features special exhibitions. 

For our site-specific galleries, head to The Vault Gallery or Art on Main. For information on application process please visit our Calls to Artists webpage.