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Public art unveiling in Gig Harbor scheduled for Aug. 10

The Gig Harbor Arts Commission will host a dedication ceremony for a new public art piece in Gig Harbor at noon Aug. 10.

“The Landing” is located at the Maritime Pier at 3303 Harborview Drive.

The artist, Matthew Dockrey, has honored Gig Harbor’s rich maritime history. The name and form refer to the first landing of the captain’s gig from the 1841 Wilkes Expedition. It also recalls the time when rowboats were a main form of transportation and pays tribute to our town’s long tradition of commercial fishing.

For more information, call Molly Towslee at 253-853-7613.

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