“Take a Seat for Kids Project” Highlights Local Artists in Support of Encompass Programs for Children and Families

Seven local artists have donated their time and talents to creating custom Adirondack chairs for the sixth annual Encompass Take a Seat for Kids Project.

In a first for this event, Encompass will host a Garden Party on Sunday, June 12th, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Child Development Center, 9050 384TH Ave SE in Snoqualmie, where prospective buyers can preview the chairs in person.

L to R, top to bottom: “Pistachio Truffle” by Ricardo Espinoza, “Salmon Run” by Hailey Carnes, “The Sheltering Tree” by Nancy Wray, “Peach Orchard” by Grace Rigoni & Charlie Jansen, “Mushroom Forest” by Pepper Allphin, “Blue Ridge Mountains” by Katie Kanzler and “The Flowers” by Mary Grigg Colter

The online auction will kick off the next day, June 13th and run through June 21st as a fundraiser for Encompass programs.

 This year’s artists—Pepper AllphinRicardo EspinozaMary Grigg-ColterKatie KanzlerHailey CarnesGrace Rigoni & Charlie Jansen and Nancy Wray—have transformed plain wooden chairs, benches and rockers into functional art pieces.

“Blue Ridge Mountains” by local MSHS Senior Katie Kanzler.

The design of several sets of chairs this year is inspired by nature, making them perfect for a porch or backyard.

 Visit https://encompassnw.ejoinme.org/takeaseat2022 to learn more about the project and bid on these chairs starting June 13th.

Thank you to Ace Hardware of North Bend for generously donating the Adirondack chairs for this project.

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