The Larson Gallery opened in September 1949 as a gift from Adelbert and Rose Larson to the community and Yakima Valley Junior College (now YVC). John D. Maloney was the architect, as he had designed the Art Deco Larson Building in downtown Yakima. Many of the original elements of the Larson Gallery building are intact.
Today the Larson Gallery continues as a unique and dynamic space featuring local, regional, and national artists. The gallery works in partnership with the Larson Gallery Guild and YVC to bring exciting and innovative exhibits and programs to Yakima. Annual and biennial exhibits include the Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition and the National Juried Photo Exhibition.
Larson Gallery exhibitions are augmented by educational activities, lectures, workshops, and tours. The mission of the gallery is to inspire students, artists, and the community, and to complement YVC classes and activities. The gallery furthers cultural enrichment for the Yakima Valley by connecting with other entities such as The Seasons and the Yakima Valley Museum.
Admission to the Larson Gallery is free to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 to 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm during exhibitions.
For more information, visit www.LarsonGallery.org or call 509.574.4875.