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Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat to Host Recycled Art in Celebration of Earth Day

Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat to Host Recycled Art in Celebration of Earth Day

Published 04-16-07

Submitted by Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort

LEAVENWORTH, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2007--This spring, Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat will be showcasing art that is entirely or primarily composed of materials that otherwise would have been disposed of during their Recycled Art Show, which will take place from April 19th to May 25th. An opening event will take place on April 22nd. The show will feature pieces from local artists and artists throughout the region, as well as several pieces from nationally renowned artist Marita Dingus, known for her mixed media sculptures created from discarded materials.

"We are excited to celebrate Earth Day by showcasing art pieces that are not only creative and thought provoking but also earth-friendly," says Lori Vandenbrink, Sleeping Lady's director of sales and marketing. "At Sleeping Lady, we are very proud of our environmental ethic, and our property is designed to both take advantage of our natural surroundings while minimizing our impacts to the environment. These works of art will be displayed in the perfect setting."

The opening event scheduled for Sunday April 22nd will feature a guided art walk, hosted by local artist Melissa Bale. The walk will begin and end at O'Grady's Pantry and will feature seasonal drink and dinner specials following the walk.

In addition to pieces from local, regional and national artists, the show will also display the works of Sleeping Lady employees, a local Boy Scout Troop, and local elementary school students. For more information visit, email or to place a reservation, please call 1-800-574-2123.

About Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat

Harriet Bullitt started Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat 10 years ago to protect the natural beauty of a property near her Leavenworth home. Prior to her purchase, the site had been used as a base by the Civilian Conservation Corps (under the Roosevelt Administration during the 1930's and '40's), as a dude ranch for family vacations, and as a Camp for the Catholic Youth Organization. In 1991, Bullitt purchased all 67 acres to preserve the land; soon after, she started making plans to redevelop the property into a mountain retreat that would embrace the site's natural setting and attract visitors seeking an experience off the beaten path. The environmentally progressive retreat has received many awards including; Washington State Hotel & Lodging Association Enviro-management Award October, 2002-2005, American Hotel & lodging Association Enviro-Management Award April, 1997 & 2005 and the Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Practices 2000 & 2006. For more information visit or contact Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat at 1-800-574-2123.

Copyright Business Wire 2007

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Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat is a conference facility that blends music and the arts, human interaction, and a reverence for nature to create a uniquely productive meeting experience. Taking its name from the mountain profile above the site, Sleeping Lady opened its doors in 1995, after four years of planning and development. Spread over 67 acres, Sleeping Lady is nestled in the Cascade foothills outside Leavenworth, Washington. Its architecture and landscaping were designed by Jones & Jones of Seattle to blend with nature and to preserve or restore the natural landscaping and habitat of the area. Guest rooms and meeting areas reflect an atmosphere of rustic elegance, and intentionally foster interaction and dialogue. Sleeping Lady's commitment to the arts and music are reflected in its extensive collection of original artwork and folk art, and its partnership with Icicle Creek Music Center, whose offices are located onsite. Icicle Creek administers a year 'round Sleeping Lady performing arts series, and produces its own classical, jazz and acoustic chamber music programs at Sleeping Lady, including its summer Chamber Music Festival. Founded by owner Harriet Bullitt, whose family has had close ties to the area since 1931, Sleeping Lady was built with environmentally sensitive construction methods, and incorporates environmental conservation into its daily operations. It has been recognized for setting standards of excellence in ecotourism and ecobuilding industries.

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