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Redmond Lights 2021

VALA Art Center | 2021 Redmond Lights Blinker Stop

The VALA Art Center is an official 2021 Redmond Lights blinker stop! During Redmond Lights 2021, stop by the VALA art center during open hours to pick up a commemorative 2021 Redmond Lights Blinker - while supplies last.

VALA's normal business hours:

Saturday - Sunday, 11am-2pm

(Except for holiday weekends)

Special Hours for Redmond Lights 2021

December 2nd - December 10th

Monday - Friday, 6pm - 8pm


For more information about Redmond Lights, got to:

Featured Redmond Lights 2021 Artist

Sara Wilkes

Sara Wilkes is a Bothell-based calligrapher and hand lettering artist, who loves working with words that inspire her. With color and whimsy, she creatively transforms those words into encouraging art. She loves learning new skills, and keeps her practice fresh with challenges and projects. She has thoroughly enjoyed being the caretaker of your wishes, and hopes they all come true!

 Dear New Year

 "Dear New Year," Project by Sara Wilkes 

"Dear New Year" is a Redmond Lights project created by local artist, Sara Wilkes. During Redmond lights, "Dear New Year" can be viewed in Downtown Park in Redmond, near the corner of Cleveland St and 161st Ave NE.  An extension of the "Dear New Year" project can be seen in a window pane of the VALA Art Center, near the corner of NE 80th St and 161st Ave NE.

Artist Statement:

The new year is a time for reflection, new beginnings, and change. "Dear New Year" highlights wishes for the new year, collected from community members. Each window in this piece contains a calligraphed wish, and every wish is, in turn, a window into someone else's perspective. Coming from a year of socially distancing, we are reminded that we are all united in our hope for good things to come.

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