Issaquah Arts Commission seeks outdoor sculpture

July 23, 2013

By Staff

Help make the city more beautiful by participating in the loaned art program.

The Issaquah Arts Commission seeks to borrow a piece of outdoor sculpture for a one-year period for the northwest corner of Northwest Sammamish Road and 17th Avenue Northwest, a highly-visible location.

The piece should be at least 8 feet in height for appropriate scale to the site. The lender of the artwork will receive a $1,000 stipend and assistance with the installation.

Submit images of the proposed loan, an artist biography and a letter of interest describing the piece to Arts Coordinator Amy Dukes at by Aug. 9.


Video contest focuses on fun in state parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Farrington Foundation remind kids there’s still time this summer to enter a film contest focusing on a favorite state park.

The contest, “Why I Love My State Park,” features multiple prizes of up to $500, to be offered this fall. Kids must submit their videos by Sept. 15.

The Farrington Foundation is partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington State to offer the contest. The idea is to get kids outside and provide a fun focus for a video project. Winning videos may be used by the Farrington Foundation and Washington State Parks, to promote the park system and the Farrington mission, which is to “create and preserve open spaces while opening minds of all ages to unlimited opportunities in the great American outdoors.”

Young videographers, individually or as a team, may choose one state park to be the subject of their short film created around the theme of “Why I Love my State Park.” The videos submitted for consideration in the contest must be no less than two minutes and no more than seven minutes in length.

Contest applications are required. Get them and contest rules at


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