Council approves annual appointments to city boards and commissions

May 27, 2014

Last year’s mayoral candidate Joe Forkner will go back to work for the city, joining 43 others appointed to various Issaquah governing bodies.

The City Council unanimously approved Mayor Fred Butler’s recommendations to appoint or reappoint a host of residents to most of the city’s 17 boards and commissions during its regular meeting April 21.

The annual appointments fill the vacancies expiring April 30. Most regular members serve four-year terms, while alternate members serve two-year terms.

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City’s free film series returns Saturday with ‘Charade’

May 6, 2014

The city of Issaquah’s free Second Saturday Film Series returns May 10 with a showing of the 1963 movie “Charade,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.

This star-filled international thriller tells the story of a young woman whose deceased husband hid millions of dollars that may have been stolen decades earlier. She is pursued by several sultry and sleazy characters, all of them intent on recovering the money, no matter what the cost.

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Free film series returns with ‘Murder Most Foul’

April 8, 2014

The city of Issaquah’s free Second Saturday Film Series returns April 12 with a showing of the 1964 movie “Murder Most Foul.”

The film follows Miss Marple, the only jury member who believes that an accused is innocently charged with murder, as she joins a local acting troupe and tries to figure out who the real murderer is.

“Murder Most Foul” is based loosely on the Agatha Christie novel “Mrs. McGinty’s Dead.” It stars Margaret Rutherford and Bud Tingwell.

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Issaquah International Film Festival / Feb. 1-2, 2014

January 28, 2014

Film series returns with ‘They Made Me a Criminal’

September 10, 2013

The Second Saturday Film Series will be back Sept. 14 with “They Made Me A Criminal!”

The movie will show at 7 p.m. at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E Sunset Way.

The 1939 Warner Bros. socially conscious crime classic stars a young John Garfield, The Dead End Kids (playing teenagers, though some of them may have been older than Garfield at the time), Claude Rains and Ann Sheridan. It was directed by musical spectacular choreographer/director Busby Berkeley.

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Help design bike racks for downtown

July 30, 2013

The city is inviting artists to help design artwork for bicycle racks, which will be installed downtown at a date to be determined. The bicycle racks will be standard inverted “U” racks, and the commissioned artwork will fill the inner space.

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with the Arts Commission for the project. The new bicycle racks are part of the bicycle and pedestrian action plan, which aims to make transportation without a car around Issaquah easier.

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Let your creative energy flow at Chalk Art Festival

July 23, 2013

Issaquah is about to get a bit more colorful, thanks to the annual Chalk Art Festival.

This year, the festival, sponsored by the Issaquah Arts Commission, will hit the sidewalks around the Issaquah Community Center on July 30. From noon to 5 p.m., anyone can show up and create some art.

By Greg Farrar Audry Sammons (right) and her dad Bill show off their chalk-colored hands after working together on a work of sidewalk beauty during the 2012 Chalk Art Festival.

By Greg Farrar
Audry Sammons (right) and her dad Bill show off their chalk-colored hands after working together on a work of sidewalk beauty during the 2012 Chalk Art Festival.

According to Amy Dukes, the arts coordinator for the commission, most of the participants are elementary school age, although kids and adults of all skill levels come out to draw. Many are there just to doodle, while some come with a fully formed idea in mind, complete with sketches and outlines.

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Issaquah Arts Commission seeks outdoor sculpture

July 23, 2013

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.

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Issaquah Arts Commission seeks outdoor sculpture

July 20, 2013

NEW — 1 p.m. July 20, 2013

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 amyd@issaquahwa.gov by Aug. 9.

April film series movie moved

April 9, 2013

Classic movie fans will not receive a Second Saturday Film Series movie in April
from the Issaquah Arts Council.
The Cary Grant movie “Penny Serenade” was slated to be shown April 13, but it was
cancelled due to administration schedule conflicts. Instead the council plans to show
the movie May 11 at the Green Room in Issaquah City Hall.
Following that, the council will show the first Lassie film, “Lassie, Come Home,” on
June 8, and “He Walked by Night” on July 12.

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