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Yakima Light Project opening night a huge success

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- It's been two years in the making, the Yakima Light Project. The exhibit opened Saturday night at Allied Arts' Peggy Lewis Gallery.

The combined artwork is themed around light in the Yakima Valley. There are 32 pieces in the collection, submitted by 13 different artists. The opening night was huge success with 200 people attending. Allied Arts Executive Director, Jessica Moskwa, wants the light project to spread even further.

"Hopefully they got some things to think about and go home and talk to their families about, I really want a lot of people to feel involved in the project," said Moskwa.

You can still get involved, votes are being excepted this month for a project called "Bins of Light." The artist wants people to pick vintage fruit labels that will then be turned into a lighted art piece. "Bins of Light" is being proposed as art to be displayed on the MLK/Lincoln underpass project. You can check out the Yakima Light Project at Allied Arts until January 28th.