July 9, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 9, 2015
Celebrate the 14th season of ArtWalk next weekend.
Meet business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, experience children’s activities, shop and dine from 6-9 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7.
ArtWalk draws hundreds of visitors to historic downtown by inviting artists to local businesses and community streets. The events feature up to 50 talented artists with art including jewelry, photography, paintings, glass and metal work, sculpture and more.
September 5, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 5, 2014
Don’t miss the final ArtWalk of the season Sept. 5.
The Downtown Issaquah Association event is from 6-9 p.m. downtown. Meet business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, shop and dine in downtown Issaquah.
Held the first Friday of the month from June to September, the season finale features fine art photographer Dinah Satterwhite presenting a special exhibit at the Christian Science Reading Room, 415 Rainier Blvd. N.
August 1, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 1, 2014
Get your walking shoes on and head to Issaquah ArtWalk tonight.
Now in its 13th season, the free event from 6-9 p.m. invites visitors to watch live demonstrations by some of the region’s best artists in several venues throughout downtown Issaquah.
ArtWalk features up to 50 talented artists in media ranging from jewelry and photography to paintings and metal work.
To keep your toes tapping while strolling between venues, there’s also the following live music:
June 6, 2014
NEW — noon June 6, 2014
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s annual ArtWalk returns tonight for its 13th season.
The free event entices visitors to downtown from 6-9 p.m. Some of the region’s best artists will set up in 19 venues demonstrating their craft.
April 8, 2014
As the members of the Issaquah High School Robotics Society accepted the FIRST Robotics Competition Chairman’s Award at the district competition held in March, it represented a win for thousands of district students.
In six short years, the robotics club raised awareness in the community and generated a wave of interest and demand for robotics among students in younger grades.
It’s also led to increased interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics class across the district, according to Dennis Wright, Issaquah School District director of career and counseling services.
March 18, 2014
The Downtown Issaquah Association invites artists of all types and styles to submit work to be juried for the 13th annual Downtown Issaquah ArtWalk season. The submission deadline is April 1.
The association welcomes emerging artists of all ages, as well as established professionals of the trade. Artists will be recognized with a People’s Choice Award and other awards throughout the season.
Last year, an estimated 10,000 people came into downtown Issaquah to see and purchase art, hear live music and support downtown.
February 4, 2014
Downtown wine walk returns for third season
One of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s main goals is getting more people to enjoy activities in the downtown corridor.
The association hit upon an idea that has grown in popularity and returns for its third season Feb. 7 — the Wine Walk Series.
The formula takes equal parts wine tastings, arts and crafts demonstrations and live music and blends them together for an adults-only crowd. DIA Executive Director Karen Donovan said the combination has proven to be a success, filling a need in a section of the calendar left neglected in the past.
January 29, 2013
Revelers can sip, snack and shop as the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk series returns.
The popular winter and springtime event launched last February to attract people to downtown merchants even as the weather turns gray and soggy. Organized by the Downtown Issaquah Association, merchants host musicians, and offer sips from Washington vintners and hors d’oeuvres, during the monthly event that launches Feb. 1.
Though the event is designed to appeal to oenophiles — the 1-ounce wine pours remain limited to the 21-and-older crowd — creativity is showcased in arts-focused downtown, too. Highlights at the opening event include demonstrations by master glass blower Lenoard Whitfield at artbyfire and artEAST’s latest exhibit, “Stitch,” at UP Front Gallery.
September 4, 2012
See stone carvers in action as StoneFest comes to ArtWalk and downtown Issaquah.
The annual event — presented by longtime local business Marenakos Rock Center — includes public events Sept. 7 at ArtWalk and Sept. 8.
Participants can see stone artists conduct carving demonstrations and display works at the historic Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., during ArtWalk. The free event runs from 5-8 p.m. at downtown Issaquah businesses and venues.
The following day, passers-by can admire the works and talk to stone carvers.
StoneFest is a gathering for people involved in building, designing, carving and creating objects with natural stone. Find the StoneFest daily schedule at www.stonefest.org.
July 31, 2012
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s ArtWalk returns from 5-9 p.m. Aug 3. The community is invited to enjoy art, music and more.
Dozens of artists will present their work along Front Street and in the shops. New this month, ArtWalk founding members Michael Johnson and Greg Spranger will display and sell their artistic creations at Pedestrian Park, at the southwest corner of Front Street and Sunset Way.