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Mountains to Sound Greenway art exhibit launches in Issaquah

By Staff
Issaquah Press
The Greenway's first-ever photo contest launches in the heart of the Greenway this August.

A total of 21 years have passed since the members of the Issaquah Alps Trails Club led the now well-known hike from Snoqualmie Pass to Seattle.

Since then, according to exhibition organizers, the landscape of Issaquah has been a key part of the Mountains to Sound Greenway.

With that in mind, Issaquah was picked to host the opening leg of the Mountains to Sound Greenway inaugural traveling photo exhibition.

The exhibition will feature 30 images of the greenway taken by people who live, work and play in the cities, towns, mountains and natural areas between Seattle and Eastern Washington.

The photos represent the work of amateur photographers of all ages and abilities.

Printed by Panda Lab in Seattle and framed by Annie’s Art and Frame in Ballard, the exhibition will be on display in the foyer of the Issaquah Community Center from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1 with the support of the Sammamish Arts Council.

Following its stint in Issaquah, the photos will travel the greenway for seven months, stopping in Roslyn, Duvall, Ballard, Ellensburg, Kirkland and downtown Seattle. Winning photographers will earn prizes courtesy of various greenway businesses.

“The greenway is as much about the people who live and visit here as it is about the landscape itself,” said Cynthia Welti, executive director of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. “It is exciting to see images of special places in the greenway from so many different perspectives, from young students to people who have lived here for decades.”

Learn more about the Greenway Photo Exhibition at

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