Local artist takes over Issaquah store
October 2, 2008 · Updated 6:43 PM
North Bend artist and passionate recycler Mary McManus is opening a new store in Gilman Village in Issaquah and celebrating with a "Revolution"ary grand opening on April 24. The new business will be highlighting recycled art and will have artist demos, refreshments and fun for the whole family.
Evolution is closing its doors in Gilman Village after 11 years. Ruth, the owner, was diagnosed with cancer and is now undergoing treatments. While not the only deciding factor, it was what got Ruth thinking seriously about passing on the business to McManus, her employee, fellow artist and friend of five years. So, while technically a new store with a new name, Revolution will open its doors for business April 5 in the same location, Gilman Village No. 26, and will continue to offer great local art and gifts made by local artists. Revolution's slogan is, "Recycle, reuse, reimagine - revolutionary art by local artists." McManus will be celebrating Earth Day with the store's first annual Earth Day sale from April 18 through the 24.