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.
July 2, 2015
Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE program recently unveiled its summer schedule of productions.
‘Catch Me If You Can’
- July 11-19
- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
- Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 for youth and seniors
The KIDSTAGE Summer Independent program presents “Catch Me If You Can,” from July 11-19 at First Stage Theatre.
June 2, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 2, 2015
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s final Wine Walk of the season is June 5.
Enjoy live music, art happenings, snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations on Front Street.
Front Street shops and restaurants are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome.
April 28, 2015
The fourth annual Downtown Issaquah Association Wine Walk series continues May 1.
The association’s first Friday event is from 6-9 p.m. and features samples of regional vintners, live music, art exhibits and demonstrations, and snacks, all within easy walking distance along Front Street.
This month, the association is collaborating with the Issaquah Library and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association for the first annual Author Fest. The new feature kicks off in the library meeting room with the following schedule: Read more
April 2, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. April 2, 2015
The fourth annual Downtown Issaquah Association Wine Walk series continues April 3.
The DIA’s first Friday event is from 6-9 p.m. and, in addition to samples of regional vintners, features live music, art exhibits and demonstrations, and snacks, all within easy walking distance along Front Street.
The venues this month participating are artbyfire Glass Blowing Studio, Illuminate, artEAST Art Center, First Stage Theatre, Pelage Spa, Fischer Meats, So There, Coho Computer, Run Pretty Far, Uphill Running and Uswirl.
March 3, 2015
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s first Friday Wine Walk returns for its second week of 2015 on March 6.
Support the local community with live music, art happenings, snacks and local boutique wines poured in several destinations along Front Street.
February 6, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 6, 2015
Cheers! You are hereby invited to the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Series.
The monthly events return from 6-9 p.m. the first Friday of the month between February and May.
The first Wine Walk of the year is tonight. Future dates are March 6, April 3 and May 1.
“It’s just a nice Friday night out,” said Karen Donovan, executive director of Wine Walk sponsor the Downtown Issaquah Association.
June 3, 2014
Who says 13 is unlucky?
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s annual ArtWalk returns June 6 for its 13th season, after having successfully transformed the city’s main corridor into the Eastside’s premier arts destination.
Karen Donovan, Downtown Issaquah Association executive director, said ArtWalk remains as popular as ever after 13 years.
“It’s just a great place for families to come down to check out the art and the live music, and kids activities with painting,” she said.
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.
December 25, 2012
Entertainment came to Issaquah in some surprising forms throughout 2012.
Besides the usual retinue on the page, stage and screen, a documentary peeled back the layers at Costco and big-name authors signed books for local readers.
The city hosted celebrities, spotlighted residents on the national stage and celebrated big debuts in recent months. The boldface names earned cred through stints on reality TV, titles on bestseller lists and hardware aplenty — a Tony Award, a National Book Award.
Reality TV plugs in local contestants
Lindzi Cox pursued “The Bachelor” and Lizzie Parker competed for the title “Fashion Star” as local women added grace to reality TV contests.
Cox, a 2003 Liberty High School grad, competed against 24 other bachelorettes to win a rose from the titular bachelor, Ben Flajnik, and reached the final round on the ABC dating game.