September 9, 2015
NEW — 4:52 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015
In 1996, Charles McCrone had a vision of filling a niche within the music community in Issaquah by expanding options for one-on-one guitar lessons.
That kernel of an idea has blossomed into the successful Kaleidoscope School of Music. And to celebrate its 10th anniversary, McCrone is combining the milestone with the school’s second open house since its grand opening.
“I wondered how do you have a 10th anniversary open house?” McCrone said. “Why, have it right here at the school instead of trying to throw a party somewhere else.”
McCrone said everyone is welcome to come to the open house for a chance to meet the teachers directly. There will be a mini recital upstairs, where McCrone will leave windows cracked so visitors can listen in if they can’t actually sneak in during performances. There will also be music in the foyer by the teachers and a promo video in the band room. Read more
August 6, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 6, 2015
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s ArtWalk returns Aug. 7.
Visitors are invited to meet local business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, shop and dine in downtown Issaquah.
ArtWalk features talented artists with art ranging from jewelry and photography to paintings and metal work. There will also be kids’ art activities sponsored by artEAST and Artitudes.
August 5, 2015
NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015
The Kaleidoscope School of Music presents the last performance by longtime teen group Between the Lines at 6:40 p.m. Aug. 7 at the train depot.
The performance is part of the school’s ArtWalk lineup from 4:45-9:30 p.m. that also features youth groups Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs, Alternate Universe, Pineapple Massacre, Melancholy Maniacs and Parallel Dimensions.
The train depot museum is at 78 First Ave. N.E.
Learn more about the Kaleidoscope School of Music at http://kaleidoscopeschoolofmusic.com.
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.