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Behold the Butter Dome!
As the old saying goes, it's not a party until there's a 110-pound block of butter involved and a "renowned butter

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PHOTOS: Behold the Butter Dome!

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Behold the Butter Dome!
As the old saying goes, it's not a party until there's a 110-pound block of butter involved and a "renowned butter sculptor." And as far as the celebration in Seattle over the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding for an NBA/NHL arena in SoDo goes, it's official. The party is started!

*See Also: Arena Deal Approved; Obligatory Statements Released

Yes, on Tuesday Seattle Weekly intern Kyle Houk ventured out to Darigold headquarters on Rainier Avenue to behold the Darigold-designed Butter Dome, carved by famed (no, really!) butter sculptor Linda Christensen out of the aforementioned 110-pound block of butter, and all commissioned by the Seattle-based dairy company in honor of the city's soon-to-be arena.

In speaking with Gwendolyn Elliott over on the Voracious side of the operation last week, Darigold Senior Product Manager Seth Godwin described the vision for the celebratory butter-sculpture, the results of which -- the freakin' Butter Dome (pictured below) -- will be on display to the public today at Elysian Fields from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The sculpture is "based on a 3D rendering Darigold officials designed," Godwin explained. "[Christensen] has to create the entire piece out of one block of butter. We're just having fun with our product."

So will Seattle's new arena end up looking anything like the Butter Dome? Absolutely not. But you have to give Darigold credit for marketing outside the box, and you have to give Christensen props for her butter-sculpting skills.

Here's a look at how Darigold drew up the Butter Dome.

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Behold the Butter Dome!

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