The Kirkland Summerfest’s “Fish Frolic Along The Lake” was spawned at Kirkland’s Summerfest, 2013. Base fiberglass fish sculptures by artist Don Rothwell were given to artists to embellish in their own style. These beautiful works of art have been on display at Kirkland’s July 4th celebrations and the Reveal Celebration at Nytec, The final reveal of all sculptures takes place at the Kirkland Summerfest 2014 from August 8-10 and the final Gala Auction of the sculptures on Thursday, September 25 2014 at the Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland.
Donald Rothwell, the artist commissioned for the fish sculpture base forms, is a retired instructor from the Art Institute of Seattle. His salmon weather vanes, decorated by himself and two other artists, were exhibited in the 2010 annual outdoor sculpture exhibit sponsored by the La Conner Arts Commission. His piece Salmon Survival Suit (mixed media) is now a permanent part of the La Connor Town Collection.
The Kirkland Fish Frolic along the Lake is headed by Kathy Feek, a Kirkland Art Consultant and Coordinator who serves as Art Chair of Summerfest, and is supported by key volunteers and the volunteer Summerfest planning committee.
This project is sponsored in part by 4Culture, the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, the City of Kirkland, the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, The Heathman Hotel, and Steve’s Custom Cars. Are you interested in purchasing one of these works of art prior to the Gala Auction? It is possible and strongly advised as they are selling fast. Please visit www.fishfrolic.org.