ArtEAST debuts new exhibit ‘Crossing Threads’

June 3, 2015

ArtEAST presents “Crossing Threads” — a contemporary exhibit of textile works by artists Lynne Rigby and Maura Donegan.

Donegan and Rigby take the beauty of the traditional crafts of lacemaking and felting, and translate them into 21st century art.

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Last Wine Walk of the season is June 5

June 2, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 2, 2015

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s final Wine Walk of the season is June 5.

Enjoy live music, art happenings, snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations on Front Street.

Front Street shops and restaurants are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome.

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Opening reception for artEAST exhibit Crossing Threads is tonight

May 29, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 29, 2015

ArtEAST presents Crossing Threads — a contemporary exhibit of textile works by artists Lynne Rigby and Maura Donegan.

Donegan and Rigby take the beauty of the traditional crafts of lacemaking and felting, and translate them into 21st century art.

The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. May 29 at the artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N. Join the conversation and hear from the artists at 7 p.m. July 16.

Crossing Threads is on display through July 26.

Learn more about the exhibition and artEAST at arteast.org.

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Wine Walk series continues April 3

April 2, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 2, 2015

The fourth annual Downtown Issaquah Association Wine Walk series continues April 3.

The DIA’s first Friday event is from 6-9 p.m. and, in addition to samples of regional vintners, features live music, art exhibits and demonstrations, and snacks, all within easy walking distance along Front Street.

The venues this month participating are artbyfire Glass Blowing Studio, Illuminate, artEAST Art Center,  First Stage Theatre, Pelage Spa, Fischer Meats, So There, Coho Computer, Run Pretty Far, Uphill Running and Uswirl.

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artEAST Celebrates Anniversary

March 24, 2015

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Issaquah Wine Walk returns tonight

February 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 6, 2015

Cheers! You are hereby invited to the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Series.

The monthly events return from 6-9 p.m. the first Friday of the month between February and May.

The first Wine Walk of the year is tonight. Future dates are March 6, April 3 and May 1.

“It’s just a nice Friday night out,” said Karen Donovan, executive director of Wine Walk sponsor the Downtown Issaquah Association.

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ArtEAST brings visual arts to Salmon Days

September 30, 2014

ArtEAST Art Center wants to get Eastside residents hooked on art through a variety of free activities at this year’s Salmon Days Festival.

Hands-on activities will happen and innovative displays have been set up at the artEAST gallery, 95 Front St. N.

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artEast Art Outside Plein Air Festival

July 22, 2014

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Art goes outdoors for new weeklong festival

July 15, 2014

ArtEAST and the Issaquah Highlands Council have separately done their parts to support and enliven the local arts community. Now, the two groups have combined efforts to present the area’s first ever Art Outside festival.

The weeklong festival that started July 11. It combines five events from the two organizations and lasts through July 20. ArtEAST Executive Director Karen Abel said combining forces with the Issaquah Highlands Council for the festival is a match made in heaven.

“ArtEAST has always been about supporting artists getting involved with the community and the Highlands Council wanted a way to get the community involved with art at their annual festival,” Abel said.

One of the artists participating in the Plein Air Paint Out is Arlon Rosenoff, who painted this painting, ‘Sun dress.’

One of the artists participating in the Plein Air Paint Out is Arlon Rosenoff, who painted this painting, ‘Sun dress.’

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ArtEAST auction offers original artwork

April 29, 2014

Online bidding and affordable pricing have made artEAST Art Center’s annual 150 Feet of Art Auction and Fundraiser a popular annual event.

This year’s 150 Feet auction, the eighth annual, begins May 2, and culminates with a celebration at the Art Center, 95 Front St. N., from 5-8 p.m. May 17.

The 150 Feet of Art auction is juried art donated by artEAST members and guest artists. Bidding and purchases help raise art programming funds for artEAST, a nonprofit art center that brings art exhibitions, hands-on workshops and public events to residents of Issaquah and surrounding communities.

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