Fly through the air with the greatest of ease
August 8, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
Ever wondered what it would be like to fly through the air like a trapeze artist?
Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle is offering lessons right here in North Bend, with Mount Si as the backdrop.
Gary Kirkland, owner of Emerald City, said Mountain Meadows Farm had asked him to set up for a show at one of its corporate picnic events.
“We figured, since we were already set up, it would be fun to offer lessons here this summer,” he said.
Kirkland said Emerald City Trapeze is one of only five permanent indoor aerial art facilities in the U.S.
“Most other facilities are done inside tents,” he said. “But to be able to work on a trapeze outside is really special.”
He said most of his new clients are “first-timers.”
A lot of people do it to check it off of their bucket list or to just try something new and exciting, Kirkland said.
Some take the lessons and are done.
“Others,” he said, “become frequent flyers.”
Kirkland said trapeze lessons will be offered at Mountain Meadows Farm until the end of September (weather permitting). Learn more at www.emeraldcitytrapeze.com.