As of Thursday, Woodinville has two new pets that won't bark no matter who passes by.
Bronze basset hounds have been installed at the southwest corner of NE 175th Street and 133rd Avenue NE, thanks to a donation from the late Malka Fricks, a former City Parks and Recreation commissioner.
The 2-foot tall bronze basset hound mom and pup statue is visible to motorists and pedestrians as they pass the corner of 133rd Avenue NE. The city has extended the sidewalk to create space for the sculpture and will provide lighting and landscaping after some needed electrical work has been completed.
Fricks was also a member of Woodinville’s original Public Arts Advisory Committee. She died in January of lung cancer.
The sculpture was designed and built by artist Shelley S. Curtiss of Joseph, OR.
The City Council will hold a brief installation ceremony to recognize Ms. Fricks’ contribution at a date and time to be determined.
For more information regarding the new sculpture, contact at 425.489.2700