Galleries and Museums

Allied Arts Gallery
PHONE: 509.943.9815

“Allied Arts Association and gallery provides art development, awareness and education for the Mid-Columbia region of Washington State, including the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and surrounding areas.”

The Allied Arts Gallery is located in Richland, Washington. It not only houses changing art exhibits but also provides great opportunities for artists. It has links to many exhibit events from its website and lots of information is provided about each exhibit or show. The gallery offers art workshop classes for all ages including six weeks of summer courses for children ages 7 to 15 involving different art disciplines.

The Allied Arts Associatin was founded in 1948 by Thelmas Pearson, an art teacher at jefferson Elementary School. Since then they’ve organized lots of workshops, trips, scholarships and classes over the years.

To become a member for a year it costs $10 for a full-time student 15 or older and $20 for an adult over 15. Their hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Esvelt Art Gallery at Columbia Basin College

The Columbia Basin College runs the Esvelt Art Gallery on campus and features pieces from students of the art department. It has been around for 30 years and presents pieces in many different styles. It is open to the public and admission is free. The Gallery’s hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“This availability of art is not only an important aspect of culture for the broader community who view it, but also a valuable part of maintaining a healthy collegial environment for the CBC campus community.”

Tri-Art Gallery
PHONE: 509.551.3360

The Tri-Art Gallery, opened on May 5, 2005 is the region’s only outdoor retail sculpture art gallery. It’s current hours are by appointment only and special events. They have an online photo gallery for prospective buyers to peruse.

“An oasis of art in the desert of the Tri-Cities of Washington State, nestled in a cherry orchard on the Yakima River, the Tri-Art Gallery features a blend of fine art sculpture for sale created by over 25 world-class artists”

The Wintergrass Gallery
PHONE: 509.586.4855

The gallery is located upstairs at the Old Roxy Theatre in the loft above. It’s open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Every first Thursday of every month it’s open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Art Walk in historic downtown Kennewick. Wintergrass has an online gallery of collage and print pieces and also offers drawing classes.

“the Wintergrass Gallery offers a unique blend of fine art, gifts, jewelry, clothing, and music. We offer custom Illustration, Animation, Interactive and design service for all your print and internet needs.”

Natural History Museum at Washington State University Tri-Cities
PHONE: 509.372.7000

The Natural History Museum is located on campus at Washington State University Tri-Cities and is in the Consolidated information Center. It’s collections include rocks, fossil wood, plants and minerals as well as housing the Gladys Archerd Shell Collection which is widely known.

The LIGO Hanford Observatory
PHONE: 509.372.8106

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory at Hanford offers free public tours the second saturday of every month and also books group tours. Hanford operates two gravitational wave interferometers, which are some of the largest in the world today. They do research on the waves that supernova’s create when a star collapses. It makes for a very interesting tour. The business hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday and visitors are always welcome to view the displays in the designated visitor area.

The Washington State Railroads Historical Society Museum
PHONE: 1.800.465.5430

The Railroad Museum’s hours are Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2 for Adults, Seniors and Teens $1 and free for children and members of the museum. The museum is located at the merge of the Columbia and Snake rivers in Pasco. At the museum you can view everything from photos of Pasco’s three original railroad depots to Washington State’s surviving steam locomotive photos. The museum also includes an expanding railroad reference library and a gift shop.

Mission Statement: “Dedicated To Preserving The History Of Railroads And Railroading In The State Of Washington.”