New art gallery opens at Lake Wilderness
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New art gallery opens at Lake Wilderness

Photo by Kayse Angel Councilmember Linda Olson checks out artist Katie Harmon’s work during the Lake Wilderness Lodge Art Exhibition Grand Opening on May 8. The Lake Wilderness Lodge has an art exhibition that is free for artists from all over to display their art in to provide more space for creative residents. The City of Maple Valley hosted the Lake Wilderness Lodge Art Exhibition Grand Opening and Artist Reception on Wednesday, May 8. The idea for this gallery came to the city back in 2018, according to Dorothy Stickney, an executive assistant for the city. She said the city was limited on space to utilize in the lodge, but found a spot in a hallway on the top floor outside of the Maple and Rainier meeting rooms. Stickney said there are two reasons why this art gallery is important to have in the lodge. “One, is because we wanted to have a place that does not charge for local Northwest artists to display their work,” Stickney said. “Then second, we wanted to share local artists’ work with the community and surrounding communities.” To reach out and alert artist of the gallery opportunity the city did a “call to […]

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