YELM’S INGENIUS! GALLERY & BOUTIQUE CELEBRATES ONE YEAR IN BUSINESS
“Meet the InGenius! Artists” Event
InGenius! Local Artisan Gallery & Boutique in Yelm is excited to celebrate its one-year anniversary on Saturday July 30th.
From the InGenius! Local Artisan Gallery & Boutique Press Release:
A “Meet the InGenius! Artists” theme will allow the public to get to know many of the 40+ artists and artisans with work available in the gallery. InGenius! artist and instructor Payette Still will offer face painting outdoors at the InGenius! Summer Arts Market which is held in the greenspace between InGenius! and the Yelm Skatepark.
InGenius! artisans are passionate about what they do and desire to share knowledge and help build community through the arts. This event will be a chance for them to do just that.
Some of the InGenius! artists attending the celebration are stone sculptor Paul Keeslar of Yelm; sacred geometry artist Judy Chapman of Yelm; multimedia artist Ashley Larsen of Yelm; artist/instructor Michelle Osborne of Yelm; craftsman and poet Nicholas Morrow of Yelm; mosaic artist Donna Rae McIntosh of Roy; oil painter Josie Tchoukaline of Lacey; fused glass artist Michael Apfel of Rainier; artist Jennie Truitt and artist/instructor Ian Ricker from Chehalis; and InGenius! co-creators Diego Fleitas and Andrea Levanti of Rainier. Many more are expected to be on hand throughout the day.
The InGenius! family started with 10 local artists when the gallery opened last summer. By this past spring, the number had grown past 40 and is holding steady. This gives shoppers and art lovers a very wide selection of styles and options for art collecting and gift giving
“Crazy as it seemed to open a business in 2021,” Levanti says, “people’s responses every day prove to us that this was undoubtedly an idea whose time had come for Yelm. People here are hungry to experience art on a regular basis whether learning or shopping or sometimes just coming in to feel the beautiful energy the space holds.” Fleitas adds, “It’s wonderful to see people’s reactions when they come in and even better to see their moods lifted as they leave.”
Located in Yelm, WA, in the former JZ Rose location at 207 First St. S across from Yelm City Park, hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM. New art and gift items arrive weekly, so it pays to stop in often, as there is always something new to enjoy.
InGenius! Local Artisan Gallery & Boutique is an art gallery, artisan gift and custom frame shop, and class space in Yelm, WA.
If you would like more information about this content, please contact Andrea Levanti at 360-999-9216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.