In 2012, Laura Lee White had a car accident that changed everything. Not just for her, but for independent artists in Spokane.
“I realized that I had to get my life together,” she admits, “So after spending time in school learning design, and eventually working at a framing shop, I started to think about how I could do art full time.”
Once a thriving shingle factory town, Edison is now home to art galleries, a local custom cabinetry operation, a printer, a high-end art curio shop, a locavore bakery, an ultra-hip café, an authentic Mexican restaurant, a textile gallery and shop, a home and garden boutique, and an artist co-op styled shop that promotes reconditioned artistic renderings.
The Lookout Arts Quarry near Bellingham was launched by a group of artists who have been establishing the land as an arts center.
“We are about providing a creative space for artists, while also establishing a sustainable area for large festivals and events geared to supporting the community,” says Board Member Noodles, who is one of 31 shareholders of the site.
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