White Salmon Art Show Celebrates Salmon's Return Home
Artists are invited to celebrate the historic re-opening of the White Salmon River and help support restoration of the watershed by participating in a community art show sponsored by Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group. The opening will be September 6, 2012 at the Sprint Gallery at the White Salmon Library. The show will run through the month of September.
Visual art of any media is welcome. Art should celebrate salmon and returning salmon. Participating artists are asked to donate a portion (10 – 100%) of the sale of the art to restoration of the river. A special account for the proceeds will be established specifically for fish habitat restoration on the White Salmon River.
“We are excited about the upcoming community art show celebrating the return of anadromous fish to the White Salmon River after one hundred years. The removal of Condit Dam on the White Salmon River has captured the imagination of many artists who plan to submit visual art for the September show. The show will be held in September to correspond with the completion of the work to remove Condit Dam, making the river once again accessible to salmon and steelhead.”
- Margaret Neuman, Executive Director, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
The photo, taken on July 16, 2012 by Jeanette Burkhardt, is of one of the first steelhead returning to the White Salmon River. This steelhead was able to navigate past the dam site and above Husum Falls to BZ Falls at River Mile 12.4
Please see the link below to view more information about the Art Show.