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Art show about Tri-City public market opens May 13 in Richland

A rendering by Jeremiah Griffith depicting a vision for a year-round public market in the Tri-Cities. Check out more dreams and ideas for a public market at DrewBoy Creative’s “Tri-Cities Public Market Dream Show,” opening May 13.
A rendering by Jeremiah Griffith depicting a vision for a year-round public market in the Tri-Cities. Check out more dreams and ideas for a public market at DrewBoy Creative’s “Tri-Cities Public Market Dream Show,” opening May 13.

The vision for year-round public market in the Tri-Cities may have recently hit a snag.

But that isn’t stopping the team working to make the market happen. And it isn’t stopping community members who have ideas big and small about what they’d like to see the market include.

A new art show, opening May 13 at the DrewBoy Creative gallery in Richland, is packed full of those ideas.

Those dreams.

It’s called the Tri-Cities Public Market Dream Show, and an opening reception is from 7 to 11 p.m. May 13.

Live music is planned during the event, which is for people 21 and older. Cover is $5.

“Our goal (with the show) is to create a visual brainstorming session,” Davin Diaz, DrewBoy Creative founder, recently told the Herald.

He worked on the exhibition with Richland businessman Adam Brault, who’s leading the charge for a public market.

The setback came when Richland officials rejected a proposal to add a market to the city’s development plans for the “pit” off George Washington Way.

But Brault has said he and his team remain committed to a public market and will continue working to make it happen.

The Dream Show will include artwork focusing on overall design of the market and/or particular features the artists want to see.

The pieces will be used as inspiration as the plans for the market come together.

The exhibition will run through June 1 at the DrewBoy gallery, which is in the new Confluent makerspace at 285 Williams Blvd.

For more information, go to www.drewboycreative.com.

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