Squire's Landing is a particular bend along the Sammamish River in Kenmore, that attracts waterfowl and wildlife, and a few humans... Dave Peterson to be exact.
Dave retired to Kenmore in 2018 and settled into the fabric as if he'd lived here all along. His photographs have become iconic, the kind of images we'd like to think of as the very character of Kenmore, a little on the wild side.
"The Sammamish River is a natural 'Super-Highway' for birds and animals largely because of urban expansion throughout the PNW," says Peterson
Locals have come to know the most popular river resident as "Freddy" and his daily activities through Dave's Photography.
According to Dave, Freddy is most identifiable by a single white feather on the right side of his crest.
Dave observes nature 20-25 hours a week from his front deck, documenting over 60 species of migrating and non-migrating waterfowl in addition to Blacktail Deer, mink, beaver, river otter, raccoon, bobcat, and coyote.
An amateur Nature Photographer originally from he mid-west, Dave found his dream home right on the Sammamish River near Squire's Landing Park in Kenmore. By using light, action & composition, he brings the Sammamish River to life through his art, with a focus on shedding light on conservation through awareness.
The Kenmore City Hall Gallery works along side of The Arts of Kenmore organization to promote local artists and promote local art events. With their continued support we have had successful local events and an amazing annual Kenmore Art Show. The Arts of Kenmore has a curator, Sara Hayashi, who works many hours to put out exhibits.
We are always looking to our Kenmore community for volunteers to help with gallery events. If this is something that interests you, please click the link and fill out our volunteer form.
18120 68th Ave NE., Kenmore, WA 98028 (425) 398-8900