ArtWalk plans to go out with a bang at finale

August 31, 2010

By Staff

A pedestrian pauses to look at art displayed at the UP Front Gallery sidewalk on Front Street North during ArtWalk. By Greg Farrar

The start of Labor Day weekend marks the end for ArtWalk.

Before the outdoor happening goes on hiatus until May 2011, head to downtown Issaquah and Gilman Village for a final first Friday of artists and musicians. ArtWalk runs from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 3 along Front Street and in Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

UP Front gallery, 48 Front St. N., features works from graduates of the EDGE professional development program. The program helps artists set short- and long-term career goals. Expect to see works from the Puget Sound artists featuring amalgamate photography, painting, fiber and textiles, wood and metal sculpture. The exhibit opens at ArtWalk and runs until Sept. 23.

In addition to the UP Front opening, find artEAST artists at work inside the former Lewis Hardware space, 95 Front St. N. The nonprofit organization hopes to turn the storefront into a downtown arts center.

Check out artists Pepper Peterson and Patty Forte Linna in the lobby at Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Peterson specializes in painting figures. Linna has attracted attention for her pastel works. Find artist Alexandru Pricob at Centennial Park at the intersection of Front Street North and Rainier Boulevard.

Musicians abound during ArtWalk. Tiger Zane has a Gilman Village set planned. Listen for rock ā€˜nā€™ roll classics from Larry Strobel and guitarist Ronnda Cadle at Gilman Village, too.

Settle in for Hettel Street Blues at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N. Find singer-guitarist Austin Jenckes at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way.

Puget Sounds Piano Studio, 485 Front St. N., Suite F-1, has a show planned for ArtWalk. So do the Issaquah Singers. Find the choir at the Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

Help LEO at ArtWalk

Issaquah nonprofit organization Life Enrichment Options plans another expansion to house more adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers plan to sell raffle tickets near Cascade Bank, 305 Front St. N., for a sea-themed painting by artist Dale Zarrella. Pick up a ticket for $5 or five for $20. Learn more about the fundraiser at www.leoorganization.org.

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