In order to transform the concrete shell of the Seattle Chinese Garden into a gathering place, a team of 21 artisans arrived in Seattle from China on Aug. 6 and 7. To complete the project, artisans used centuries-old methods and shipped materials from Chongqing, Seattle’s sister city. The gathering place will be known as Knowing the Spring Courtyard.
On Aug. 22, there will be a community welcome party for the artisans. This free community event will feature a lion dance, entertainment, and family activities. ♦
For more information, visit www.seattlechinesegarden.org or call 206-363-0501. The Seattle Chinese Garden is located at 6000 16th Ave. SW, Seattle.