Did you know there is a working artist community right in our backyard? We all know of the ICB building but did you know Varda Landing is thriving as it did right after the war with many interesting and talented artists. Tracey Kessler, a painter along with the clay collective Gate 5 Clay are part of a compound named Beyond The Wave Gate. They are 16 artists who daily create ceramics, painting, fiber arts and jewelry. With the opening of MarinShip Studios next door, new creatives are moving in monthly; the resurrection of this very active art scene is thriving. They offer two events a year for the public. Stay tuned for the November event.