about the helm


The Helm was a progressive art space co-owned by Peter Lynn and Sean Alexander. Located at 760 Broadway in downtown Tacoma on Antique Row, the space featured a monthly show rotation of local and international artists. Openings were held on the third Thursday of every month during art walk. In addition the space was used as a general meeting hall, performance space, music venue, and reading room. The Helm aspired to be in constant dialogue with local community members and was always seeking new ideas that were worthy of approaching from both artists and non-artists.

Due to insufficient funding, The Helm closed its doors in June of 2009. While ultimately disappointed, The Helm was still proud of their accomplishments to this date. All of our past shows and projects can be viewed here.


Our mission was to become a useful arts institution by providing education and beautification of our immediate area.