The summer ArtWalks transforms the historic downtown businesses into artists’ galleries for the night. Issaquah ArtWalk is a lively, festive event with a variety of artistic styles, interactive art demonstrations, live music and dance in multiple locations throughout the historic downtown.  This free event includes hands-on art projects and some special surprises.

Below is the Art Walk venues;  copies available at the Historic Shell Station.

From the time ArtWalk started in 2002, the crowd has increased twelve-fold and the number of artists who participate has tripled.  Artwalks brings people downtown Issaquah to see and purchase art, hear live music and support our historic downtown.  Issaquah ArtWalk is a First Friday night destination on the East Side.

ArtWalk venues include ArtByFire, ArtEast, Centennial Park, Confetti Cupcake, Christian Science Reading Room, Eastside Audiology,  Experience Tea, First Stage, Fischer Meats, Hailstone Feed Store, Illuminate,  Issaquah Public Library, Issaquah Train Depot, Museo Art Academy, Music & Arts,  Opus Bank, Pedestrian Park,  So There, Painted Ladies, Petty Stained Glass Studio, Sharon’s Art Studio, CoHo Computers, Yum e Yogurt and Village Theatre.   Come on down and join in the fun.  Event maps will be available at several locations throughout the walks.

Art Walks

Jul
7
Fri
ArtWalk July
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s 15th annual ArtWalk kicks off on Friday, July 7th from 6-9pm.  The popular art walk events will be held on Fridays including July 7th, August 4th and September 8th this year. Visitors are invited to meet local business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, shop and dine in downtown Issaquah.

New to ArtWalk this year is the addition of live jazz and a Wine Passport option.  Enjoy the best in local jazz and Washington wines in multiple locations in the downtown area.  While ArtWalk is a free community event, the Wine Passport will be available for $25 for 10 – 1 oz.tasting tokens before the event.  The on-site registration price is $30; check in is at the historic Shell Station located at 232 Front Street North.

ArtWalk draws hundreds of visitors into downtown Issaquah by placing artists into local businesses and on the streets.  Experience jewelry, photography, painting, glass, metal work, sculpture and more.  The ArtWalk enhances the already vibrant arts scene in Downtown Issaquah including the unique artEAST Art Center and Art by Fire glassblowing studio.

Art Walkers can eat, drink and be merry with several downtown restaurants and cuisines to choose from including Italian, Indian, Asian, Mexican, Barbeque, Gastro Pubs and wine bars.

ArtWalk venues include Art by Fire, artEAST Gallery, Centennial Park, Fischer Meats, Historic Shell Station, Issaquah Library, Music and Arts, Pedestrian Park, Yum-E Yogurt, Revolve Consignment and Experience Tea.

Come on down and join in the fun.  Event maps will be available at the historic Shell Station at 232 Front Street.

**CALL TO ARTISTS!**

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

  • Inside venues: Artists are paired with a participating downtown venue to set up inside the business using wall space and tables (if available). Artist provides any additional display materials.
  • Outside spaces: A variety of spaces are available, some are semi-covered and are roughly 10’ x 10’. Artist provides tent, tables and additional display materials (tents are not required).
  • The artist must be fully set up before the 6:00 start time and must be present with the artwork throughout the entire event. The artist can have an assistant to help with the show but the artist must be present for most of the event. Unsold artwork must be removed at the end of the evening by 10pm.  
  • Fee $25 per event, due upon confirmation of participation.
  • Payment can be made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-issaquah-artwalk-artist-registration-tickets-35188766548 or mail a check payable to The Downtown Issaquah Association at 232 Front Street North, Issaquah, WA 98027
  • Artists will be placed in venues at presenter’s discretion
  • Additional event information can be found at downtownissaquah.com

 

Please provide the following information to events@downtownissaquah.com

  • Name: _______________________Age: _____________  ______________
  • Address: _____________________________________________________
  • Phone:______________________________________________________
  • E-mail:______________________________________________________
  • Website or Facebook URL
  • 4 photos of work being presented at the event____________________________
  • 1 booth/presentation photo
  • Months available to show art: _____July 7th _____August 4th _____September 8th

 

Artwork will be juried and artists will be notified if they have been accepted for the 2017 Art Walk series as entries are received.

 

Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to a great ArtWalk this year in downtown Issaquah.

 

For more information contact: Brenda DeVore at 425.391.1112 or events@downtownissaquah.com

Facebook: @DowntownIssaquahAssociation   Instagram: dt_Issaquah

 

Aug
4
Fri
ArtWalk August
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The summer ArtWalks transform the historic downtown businesses into artists’ galleries for the night. The Issaquah ArtWalk is a lively, festive event with a variety of artistic styles, interactive art demonstrations, live music and dance in multiple locations throughout the historic downtown.  This free event includes hands-on art projects and some special surprises.

 

From the time ArtWalk started in 2002, the crowd has increased twelve-fold and the number of artists who participate has tripled.  Artwalks brings people to downtown Issaquah to see and purchase art, hear live music and support our historic downtown. The Issaquah ArtWalk is a First Friday night destination on the East Side.

Sep
8
Fri
ArtWalk Sept
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The summer ArtWalks transforms the historic downtown businesses into artists’ galleries for the night. Issaquah ArtWalk is a lively, festive event with a variety of artistic styles, interactive art demonstrations, live music and dance in multiple locations throughout the historic downtown.  This free event includes hands-on art projects and some special surprises.

 

From the time ArtWalk started in 2002, the crowd has increased twelve-fold and the number of artists who participate has tripled.  Artwalks brings people downtown Issaquah to see and purchase art, hear live music and support our historic downtown.  Issaquah ArtWalk is a First Friday night destination on the East Side.