Center for Lost and Found

The Center for the Lost and Found is a place to share stories of lost or found objects and spread them into the community. Come create your very own lost or found poster and the CLF artists will post them around town, to foster remembrance for those things we miss and are grateful for.

Special Projects:
Gabe Nordlund & Colin Andersen / Center for Lost and Found
930 Commerce St, Tacoma WA 98402
May 17 – July 19, 2018

Beginning in May 2018, artist duo Gabriel Nordlund and Colin Andersen have been operating a pop-up submission window “Center for the Lost and Found”. The artists collect stories which they later illustrate as fictional “lost” or “found” posters. The total body of work was compiled into a ‘zine and serve as a collection of Tacoma community stories.

By collecting your stories we hope to connect the thousands of individual experiences, Lost and Found, that detail our lives. And in turn share these experiences to build a stronger community,” said Andersen.

They credit Gillian Nordlund for her advice and inspiration while she created the Department of Artistic Licence. Visit the Center for the Lost and Found to create your very own lost or found poster and the CLF artists will post them around town.

For developments and new illustrations follow @centerforlostandfound on Instagram.

This project is a part of TRANSFORM, a community engagement project with a series of artistic and community events organized by Spaceworks Tacoma. The project, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, aims to raise awareness of Tacoma’s Theater District and to highlight opportunities for creative use of public spaces within its footprint. Pierce TransitCity of Tacoma, and Broadway Center for Performing Arts are developing a plan to redesign the transportation and cultural hub that is framed by 9th and 11th streets, Broadway and Pacific Ave. Learn more about the plan’s progress and events at

Take a look at some of the submissions:

Lost: purple makeup bag
Found: money, green crisp.
Lost: All my music
Found: $842
Found: a dead pet snake
Spaceworks Tacoma