In 2005, the non-profit Mosaic Arts Alliance was formed as a 501(c)3 and opened Sixth Street Gallery in downtown Vancouver.
For several years Sixth Street Gallery exhibited and sold artwork created by local and regional artists while teaching art education to disadvantaged children in our community. Near the end of 2010, rising rent forced members to look for an affordable new gallery location.
After a lengthy search, Mosaic Arts Alliance found a new downtown space on 9th street, spent two months renovating that space, and opened as Gallery 360 in March of 2011.
Artist members continued to carry out the organization's mission of providing exhibition space for artists and free art education for Clark County youth.
In the fall of 2014, rising rent again forced the gallery to move; this time into the historic Slocum House at Esther Short Park. Gallery 360 flourished in this beautiful space and hosted many amazing shows.
However, in 2017 the rent once again became unaffordable, forcing members to finally close the Slocum House location in December of that year.
Mosaic Arts Alliance no longer operates a brick and mortar gallery, but membership is strong as the non-profit continues to grow and provide new exhibition space for artists through our many local business partners. See the Venues page for more information about these partnerships.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”