Location: Museum Gallery, 401 S. Balsam
A concept cooked up in 1994 brought potatoes out of the kitchen, and into... the local museum! One of Washington’s most unusual art competitions returns, the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center’s quirky Baked, Mashed or Fried potato art show. The museum looked at Grant County’s chief agricultural product and asked the question, “can potatoes be art?” Local artists answered and a potato-themed art exhibition was born. Visitors as far away as Seattle and Ocean Shores were showing up for the opening reception of the state’s most “spud-tacular” (and frankly odd) art competition. Over the show’s decade-long run, artists schemed all year how to outdo each other and win the coveted “Golden Potato” award. In 2018, the museum marks its 60th anniversary with the show’s reboot, Reheated: Baked, Mashed or Fried, exploring Washington State’s agricultural prowess, the potato in art and culture, and hosts several potato-themed programs and hands-on activities.
Reheated: Baked, Mashed or Fried, gallery hands-on activities, opening reception, the Terrifying Tator Contest and November Free Family Saturday are all sponsored by the Washington State Potato Commission.
Thank you for your support!