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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. 
Hours:  Open Wednesday 12:00-4:00, Thursday 12:00-6:00, and Friday 12:00-4:00.
Quarterly exhibits.

Current Exhibitions

Kathleen Fruge Brown

"RENEWAL: Historic Roots and Artistic Growth"
Juried Art Exhibition
 September 16 - January 1, 2024
24 Selected Artists. Featured photo by Kathleen Fruge Brown

The City of Auburn’s new art center gallery in the historic 1937 post office building will feature a group exhibition titled “RENEWAL: Historic Roots and Artistic Growth” in summer 2023, which seeks to showcase artworks by PNW artists representing imagery and ideas of trees, branches, and similar growth through nature.

Featuring 24 original artworks by artists: Diane Davis, Amanda DeSilver, Jan Dove, Ryan Dunn, Kevin Ebi, Rebecca Elyanow, Pete Fleming, Kathleen Frugé Brown, D'Arcy Heiber, Lynn Kamola, Janice King, Vanessa Lanza, Corbie Leiker, Steve Lloyd, Jannelle Loewen, Donald MacDonald, Mary Mann, Steven Markussen, Yoshi Nakagawa, Eric Shellgren, John Smither, Jeff Sweet, Suze Woolf, and Xin Xin.

Wishing Tree

Wishing Trees
A Community Art Project
September 16 - January 1, 2024

Greg Bartol, Steve Nagode, Steve Ray, Anita Schuller, and Frank Whylie.

Starting in summer 2017, the City of Auburn began a community art project called the “Wishing Tree.” The wishing tree ritual has multiple sources, among which is an Armenian tradition dating back to pre-Christian times. Participants would write a hope, dream, wish or desire on pieces of cloth or paper and tie them to the tree. Wishing trees have been found all over the world in places like Glasgow, Hong Kong, Finland, New York and San Francisco.

For Auburn’s Wishing Trees, the community has been welcomed to draw and write wishes on leaves that are being displayed from metal trees as a work of collaborative community art. The goal of this project is to bring people together and create a work of public art that expresses the uniqueness and diversity of our growing community. Our hope is that each unique leaf can celebrate the wish and character of each individual participant, as well as collectively representing the beauty, wishes, and unity of our community.

This grove of beautiful metal Wishing Trees, created for Auburn’s inaugural exhibition at the new Postmark Center for the Arts, were created by the following talented local artists: Greg Bartol, Steve Nagode, Steve Ray, Anita Schuller, and Frank Whylie.

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


Brett Polonsky - November 1- January 2, 2024

Artist Brett Polonsky has experimented with different techniques in his work but has most recently focused on creating artwork in oil and oil pastel on canvas. “I love the fluidity and texture of oils,” writes Polonsky, whose work is typically rather abstract, but with some “visually identifiable elements.”

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

Senior Show

Senior Show - November 1 - January 2, 2024

With works ranging from watercolor to acrylics and subjects such as landscape, wildlife or abstract textural compositions, this annual exhibition features the artistic talents of Jo Anne Iwasaki’s Senior Center student artists.

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.

Featured Exhibition

Anna Mia Davidson

@AnnaMiaDavidson: American Muslim - November 8 - January 31, 2024
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 6th, 5:30-6:30PM. 

"This portrait project about American Muslim women of the millennial/gen-z generation shot through a positive lens facilitates a deeper understanding to combat negative stereotypes. This photographic project intends to raise awareness, change the narrative, build cross cultural bridges and foster peaceful coexistence which is a universal issue across the globe. The portraits facilitate a deeper understanding of a community underrepresented and often left out of the artistic foreground. Through positive images and interview text pairings, this photographic project cultivates a deeper perspective about American Muslims. In her own words each woman photographed states how she would like to be seen and about her passion such as kickboxing, farming, neuroscience, music, skateboarding etc… Together, image and text create an important collection of portrait documentation of young American Muslim women." - Anna Mia Davidson 

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.