REDMOND, WA –So Bazaar Night Market features artists, performances, artisan market, food and drink along the Redmond Central Connector located between 161st Ave NE and Leary Way. The last of three events will take place on Thursday, August 25 from 5-10 pm.
"The residents and visitors feel moved by So Bazaar,” said Mayor John Marchione. “The performance and participatory art productions create a sense of joy and community,” he added. “Join us on Thursday for the final evening of the year.”
On the last night of So Bazaar, the Redmond Central Connector will be further transformed by a large-scale public art installation of rangoli. Rangoli is one of the oldest Indian art forms—far predating sculpture and painting, and uses materials such as colored rice, sand, four, or petals to create temporary designs on the ground.
The large-scale rangoli installation at So Bazaar will also feature a central mandala of fresh flowers snaking its way through John Fleming’s “Sky Painting” in the Redmond Central Connector parking lot, which currently holds the title of being the largest painted surface in the state of Washington.
It will be created in collaboration between curator Latha Sambamurti, artists Sudha Rajasekaran (rangoli) and Annie Penta (mandala) and the Art Docents of Audubon Elementary, leading a group of Redmond school children and any volunteers that want to participate.