Things to do in Issaquah

Arts and Culture

Downtown Issaquah is filled with tons of unique art. Try some of the classes that downtown has to offer, browse the galleries, or catch a show at one of the Theatres!

ArtByFire – artbyfire.com

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Art by Fire is both a retail gallery for glass art and a glass school, established in 1997.  Come with friends and family to experience glassblowing yourself, as well as opportunities to learn how to make glass beads and other types of jewelry!  You’ll make your own souvenirs and experience an art medium that is a favorite of the Pacific Northwest.  Visit our website for options ranging from mini-classes to more thorough glass art education.   We also offer private parties, corporate events and kids’ camps.    www.artbyfire.com

Address: 195 Front Street N. Phone: (425) 996.8867

Chopin School of Music – chopinacademy.com

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The Chopin Academy of Music, in Issaquah, is synonymous with quality. If you are searching for the premier place to go for piano lessons or violin the Chopin Academy is the clear choice.The Chopin Academy of Music offers numerous flexible programs from private piano lessons or violin lessons to music appreciation classes, theory and ear training,or other classes tailored to suit the individual needs of our students.

Address: 40 NW Alder Place #203 Phone: (425) 829-1117

Eastside Music Company – eastsidemusiccompany.com

The EMC crew is a group of well-rounded musicians who specialize in many areas of music and music education.  Contact  programs@eastsidemusiccompany.com to inquire about taking private lessons.

Address: 40 NW Alder Pl #203 Phone: (425) 200-5133

Kaleidoscope School of Music – issaquahlessons.com

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Conveniently located in historic downtown Issaquah, with 23 world class instructors, Kaleidoscope truly can offer it all:   private lessons in classical and contemporary styles, Suzuki, innovative group programs, Pre-K classes and rock ensembles.  The teachers have been handpicked for their knowledge, enthusiasm and client-centered approach. All faculty members are active professionals and passionate instructors with proven teaching methodology.

Address: 195 Front Street N, Ste G Phone: (425) 443-5033

Music and Arts – Music and Arts

Mills Music 40 years’ experience in the Music Instrument business ensures the quality advice, equipment, support, and services that are right for you.Whether you play woodwinds, orchestral string, brass, percussion, guitar, or keyboard instruments, you can count on Mills Music for the best value and service in the business.

Address: 170 Front Street North Phone: (425) 392-1000

Experience Tea – experience-tea.com

ExperienceTea (1)The art and craft of making good tea is as complex as wine. Experience Tea has over 100 teas and botanicals. Experience and learn about the vast spectrum of good quality loose leaf tea in one of their classes.

Address: 195 Front Street North Phone: (206) 406.9838

artEAST Art Center – arteast.org

artEAST Art Center, an artists’ collective in the heart of Issaquah, brings to the public some of the most important visual art on the Eastside. Their retail gallery connects art lovers with local artists, supporting and reinforcing the growth of the arts in our community.At the gallery, you will see paintings, jewelry, glassware, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, photography and much more from a large and growing organization of Eastside artists.The store is staffed by the artists themselves. All proceeds go to support the artEAST Art Center. Join the experience! Stop by soon, meet the creators and enjoy the art.

Address: 95 Front Street North Phone: (425) 392-3191

Museo Art Academy – museoart.com

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We offer a variety of classes, camps and private lessons for all ages in our Issaquah studio and on-site at local schools and clubs. All lessons are designed to exceed the National Standards for Arts Education. Additionally, we host parties for all ages, private group projects, field trips and corporate team-building events!

Address: 300 NE Gilman Blvd Phone: (425) 391-0244

artEAST Art Center – arteast.org/

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artEAST Art Center, an artists’ collective in the heart of Issaquah, brings to the public some of the most important visual art on the Eastside. Their retail gallery connects art lovers with local artists, supporting and reinforcing the growth of the arts in our community. At the gallery, you will see paintings, jewelry, glassware, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, photography and much more from a large and growing organization of Eastside artists. The store is staffed by the artists themselves.  All proceeds go to support the artEAST Art Center. Join the experience! Stop by soon, meet the creators and enjoy the art.

Address: 95 Front Street North Phone: (425) 392-3191

ArtByFire – http://www.artbyfire.com

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ArtByFire was founded in 1997 to create a gallery and studio conducive for students and artists to be able to have a venue to create and sell their work. Their Front Street studio and gallery offers glass blowing classes, private parties, team-building events, kids camps, monthly special events and more. Work produced in their studio is in collections all around the United States.

Address: 195 Front Street Phone: (425) 996-8867

Village Theatre and First Stage – villagetheatre.org

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Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest, producing entertaining quality theatre for the entire family since 1979. The Mainstage season consistently offers patrons top-quality live theatre in an intimate setting.   The theatre includes 450 seats, family rooms, restrooms aplenty, and a spacious lobby with adjacent Cafe. Production-wise, the new theatre space boasts rehearsal rooms, shops, a fully-equipped fly system, large control booth, capacious dressing rooms, green room, offices, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound capabilities.

Address: 303 Front Street North Phone: (425) 392-2202

First Stage Theatre

Village-FirstStageSince 1987, FIRST STAGE has provided Puget Sound students and their families a year round “home” for theatre arts activities. FIRST STAGE is uniquely designed to use theatre to build critical life skills in each participant. In FIRST STAGE, the classes and rehearsals encourage creativity, collaboration, problem solving, concentration, public speaking, and a strong work ethic. While some students are on a path to Broadway, all students are improving their futures and increasing self-confidence through involvement in FIRST STAGE or the Teen Access Program.

Address: 120 Front Street North Phone: (425) 392-1942