Urban Sketchers in Puyallup
Tacoma’s Urban Sketchers group kicks off 2016 with a meet-up at the historic Meeker Mansion in Puyallup, which will still have holiday decorations up. The group is for people who like to sketch the places they live, work or visit.
Rainier League of Arts group show
At the Tahoma Center Gallery at Catholic Community Services this month, “Out of the Cold, Into the Art” features 16 artists from the Rainier League of Arts in media from sand-engraved to photography and painting. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Feb. 29. Free. 1323 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma. 253-926-0329, ccsww.org, rainierleagueofarts.com.
Plein air art at American Art Co.
The Washington plein air artists society gives its annual show, “From Meadows to Mountains,” featuring paintings of Washington landscapes from the Columbia River to the Canadian border. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 9 (closing reception 3-5 p.m. Jan. 9). Free. American Art Co, 1126 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-272-4327, americanartco.com.
Vote for a show at Tacoma Art Museum
For its 80th birthday, Tacoma Art Museum is asking Tacomans to choose the art for an exhibit. “Celebrating 80 Years: People’s Choice” will open Jan. 30, but until Jan. 10 visitors get the chance to vote for which art from the museum’s collection of European and American art will be in it. Vote at tacomaartmuseum.org, on TAM’s Facebook page or in person at the museum, which is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Admission $14 adults; $12 senior, student and military; free ages 5 and younger and 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org.