If you’re an art lover, you’re in luck! Local artist, Kim Nemeth’s highly anticipated studio and gallery, The Cotton Wool, opened in the fall of 2021 and has been an exciting addition to Walla Walla. This small but stunning space is not your typical gallery. Here, Kim’s unique (and extremely popular) woven pieces are displayed next to the work of other local artists, with a focus on modern crafts.
Kim is a self-taught artist, who’s been weaving beautiful wall hangings and installations for over ten years. Originally from Ohio, she was placed in Walla Walla through the AmeriCorps organization, and one of her first projects was to develop a textile center to showcase the works of local fiber artists. This later sparked an interest in the craft, and she has since spent thousands of hours in front of a loom.
In addition to her weavings, you’ll find all different types of local crafts at The Cotton Wool such as woodworking, basket weaving, jewelry, pottery, and more. You’ll also see Kim’s loom and thread in the back of her shop, and you may find her working on a piece when you drop in.
You can expect to find pieces and price points in all shapes and sizes here. With such a varying array of styles and crafts, you’re sure to find something you love!
If you’re lucky the shop dog (Kim’s pup), Rhoda, will be in when you stop by. She’s very friendly and a lovely addition to this special space.
The artist’s and guest artists’ work change regularly here, please inquire about specific pieces. You can see an online inventory of Kim’s work and other artists’ pieces for sale on her website. Commissioned pieces are available, and can be coordinated here.
The Cotton Wool can be found downtown at the address below. Make sure to put it on your list for your next visit to Walla Walla!
The Cotton Wool
9 S 1st Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
By: Stephanie Forrer
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