Downtown Issaquah group to receive hefty funding increase

August 8, 2015

UPDATED — 1:05 p.m. Aug. 11, 2015

The Issaquah City Council’s unanimous decision Aug. 3 to take part in a so-called Main Street Tax Credit program should translate to $90,000 in extra funding for the Downtown Issaquah Association.

In total, DIA funding should jump to a total of about $230,000 from it present level of about $120,000, said Karen Donovan, DIA executive director.

“Of course, we’re very excited about it,” she said.

The first step will be hiring a full-time staff member. Having a full-time person is a requirement of the tax credit program, Donovan said. Read more

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ArtWalk season continues in downtown Issaquah tonight

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:

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ArtWalk returns tonight to downtown Issaquah

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.

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Artists sought for ArtWalk

March 12, 2013

The Downtown Issaquah Association invites artists of all types and styles to submit work to be juried for the 12th annual Downtown Issaquah ArtWalk season, June through September.

The ArtWalk is from 6-9 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Artists will be recognized with a People’s Choice Award and other awards throughout the season.

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