The site is ready. The foundation and walls for the first courtyard are in place. Now, 27 skilled artisans must come from China this summer to build the traditional gate, the tile-roofed walkways, and intricate windows that will transform this big, open space into a treasure for the community. The courtyard will be a place to bring family and friends, to celebrate seasonal festivals and special events, and to admire the interweaving of art and nature in a Chinese garden.
To raise the final funds needed to finish Knowing the Spring Courtyard, leaders in the Chinese community are organizing a brick campaign kickoff dinner on Saturday, June 19. Special guest of honor is Consul General Gao Zhansheng of the People’s Republic of China Consulate in San Francisco.
Every person who buys a personalized engraved brick will be helping Seattle to build an international landmark while creating a permanent legacy to honor family or friends. Thousands of bricks will reflect our diverse community and personal support for the Chinese Garden planned for the site at the north end of South Seattle Community College. ♦
Join Chinese community leaders and friends at the House of Hong Restaurant on Saturday, June 19, at 6 pm. Dinner tickets are $30 per person. To reserve a table or individual tickets, contact the Seattle Chinese Garden office at 206-764-5219 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations can also be made online at www.seattlechinesegarden.org.