Cole Gallery damaged by water pipe break; only one painting damaged |

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Cole Gallery damaged by water pipe break; only one painting damaged

The people at the Cole Gallery are breathing a sigh of relief, as a water leak caused thousands of dollars of damage but spared almost all of the artwork.

Owner Denise Cole discovered the damage when she arrived at the gallery, located on 5th between Main and Dayton, around 10 a.m. Saturday. A pipe had broken in an apartment above the two-story gallery, sending a large amount of water into the business’ two floors below.

She quickly called in her staff and friends to help with the cleanup. One of her associates, Mara Vostral, is trained in dealing with museum flooding, so she led the efforts to save as much as possible.

Cole says in a statement that only one original work of art was damaged by the water. The rest of the damage was to the carpets, art supplies and other materials in the gallery.

The business will be closed for at least a few days. Of course, when Cole Gallery reopens, there will be a Flood Sale!

For more information on the gallery and when it will reopen, you can call 425-697-2787 or e-mail the gallery at info@colegallery.net.

Images courtesy of Shannon Black at Cole Gallery & Artists Supplies