Help beautify Issaquah on April 26

April 15, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 15, 2014

Mark your calendar now. The Downtown Issaquah Association hosts its citywide Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26.

Individuals, businesses and local organizations are invited to spend a few hours making the community a better place by picking up trash and planting flowers. Check in at the Hailstone Feed Store, 220 Front St. N.

Contact Karen Donovan at enews@downtownissaquah.com or 391-1112 to learn more.

Wine walk returns April 4

April 3, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 3, 2014

The Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk, hosted by the Downtown Issaquah Association, is from 6-9 p.m. April 4.

Enjoy live music, art displays and demonstrations, snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations on Front Street. The shops and restaurants are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome.

Read more

Art sought for ArtWalk

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.

Read more

Registration opens for Fenders on Front Street

March 11, 2014

The Downtown Issaquah Association has opened free registration to its ninth annual Fenders on Front Street Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15, Father’s Day.

The show attracts car owners from across the state showing off their classic cars. There will be live music by the Kaleidoscope School of Music, family activities, and a trophy and awards ceremony with master of ceremonies Lance Lambert. Vinyl Radio will broadcast classic tunes all day with Jeff Shade, the host of the syndicated show “Talk About Cars.” The afternoon will culminate in a cruise to the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In.

Read more

Wine walk returns March 7

March 4, 2014

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s Wine Walk series continues from 6-9 p.m. March 7.

Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk is a first Friday evening event that is fun and supports the community. Enjoy live music, art displays and demonstrations, snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations up and down Front Street. The shops and restaurants there are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome.

Tickets for the wine walk, for adults only, are $25 in advance or $30 at the event and includes 10 one-ounce drink tokens. Be sure to bring your own glass. Check-in is at 6 p.m. at Hailstone Feed Store, 323 Front St. N.

The wineries featured March 7 are: Amelia Bleu, Convergence Zone, Dubindil, Liquid Xpressions, NHV, Open Road, Queen Anne Winery, Robert Ramsay, Upland, William Church and Cedar River Cellars.

Read more

Donate to fund new downtown flower baskets

February 18, 2014

With the help of community donations, the Downtown Issaquah Association was able to bring back flower baskets to downtown last year. Donations directly affect how many baskets can be purchased.

“These beautiful baskets have been a delightful addition to our downtown throughout the years,” the association said in a news release. “Our goal for this year is $10,000 to fund 40 baskets. This cannot happen without your support.”

File Greg Spranger installs a banner on a Front Street lamppost in 2002 to complement the hanging flower baskets at the Mercantile Building. The Downtown Issaquah Association brought them back last year.

File
Greg Spranger installs a banner on a Front Street lamppost in 2002 to complement the hanging flower baskets at the Mercantile Building. The Downtown Issaquah Association brought them back last year.

There are three ways people can participate:

$1,000 donation — Receive a banner placard 24-by-16 with your logo on it to hang on Front Street. The donor will be recognized in a thank you press release and on the DIA website. The association will send a Mother’s Day card to the donor’s mother of choice.

Read more

Downtown Issaquah First Friday Wine Walk / Feb. 7, 2014

February 14, 2014

UW students offer Issaquah ways to preserve identity

February 4, 2014

As Issaquah grows, a team of University of Washington students offered tips for how it can maintain its identity.

Aubri Denevan, Carrie Shepherd, Kim Lichttenegger and Yebin Zhou, members of a “Masters in Communications in Digital Media” program, were assigned the task of offering creative leadership to an area.

“At the beginning of the quarter, we were asked to give three problems we saw,” Lichttenegger said, adding that the students had to then identify recommendations to solve them. As a six-year resident of Issaquah, she saw a real opportunity to examine recommendations for the city. “Because I live in the lowlands, I work in Seattle and I commute up to the highlands, I’ve had a daily snapshot of all the building progress.”

Read more

Perambulation of the oenophiles

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.

By Greg Farrar Wine steward Troy Etley (left) pours a Columbia Valley merlot from Lodmell Cellars for local Issaquah resident Dan Menser in 2012, as visitors on Front Street enjoyed wine tastings, snacks and live music during the Downtown Issaquah Association’s inaugural Wine Walk. The annual event is now in its third year.

By Greg Farrar
Wine steward Troy Etley (left) pours a Columbia Valley merlot from Lodmell Cellars for local Issaquah resident Dan Menser in 2012, as visitors on Front Street enjoyed wine tastings, snacks and live music during the Downtown Issaquah Association’s inaugural Wine Walk. The annual event is now in its third year.

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.

Read more

Join a night of caroling in downtown

December 3, 2013

The Downtown Issaquah Association presents an evening of Christmas caroling from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Issaquah Train Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E.

All ages are welcome to this family friendly event. Bring a ukulele or just yourself and be prepared to sing classics such as “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “White Christmas” and more.

Fred Hopkins, city of Issaquah arts commissioner, will lead the singing.

« Previous PageNext Page »