Category Archive: Community

Events in our community

Art That Talks

Community Art Programs Spring and Summer 2014 

artEAST strives to develop community programming that promotes participation and dialog through innovative visual arts education workshops, exhibitions and events. We believe that art brings people together and creates vibrant communities in which we all want to live.   In 2013 artEAST launched Art-Together-Time, family-friendly workshops …

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Crow/Raven: Magic and Mystery

Exhibition: May 30 – July 12 Opening Reception: Friday, May 30, 6–8pm, artEAST Art Center Opening Reception: Sunday, June 8, 4–6pm, Blakely Hall

“To know the crow is to know ourselves,” writes John Marzluff, award-winning author of In the Company of Crows and Ravens. The strange familiarity …

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Mud, Sweat and Tears

March 28-April 26, 2014  Opening Reception: April 5, 6–8pm

Please join us for a very special ceramics show in April at artEAST. Gallery artists who work in ceramics and artEAST’s own resident ceramic artists were invited to participate in this show, and they have created some wonderful pieces for you to enjoy. The reception and show …

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Women of Persia

April 1–May 30, 2014, Blakely Hall Opening Reception: Saturday, April 19, 6–8pm

Please join us for an exhibition of paintings by Farshad Alamdari. Background information is available from the artist presentation.

In his words: “The Women of Persia series was inspired by the greatest influences in my life—three amazing and extraordinary …

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Undercover Stories: The Secret Lives of Books

February 8–March 22, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8, 6–8pm

ArtEAST and Eastside Writes present “Undercover Stories: The Secret Lives of Books.”

The month-long event will include an exhibit of artist books, some created from books, curated by book artist MalPina Chan, and a series of visual arts and writing workshops.

From the Curator’s statement: …

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Put a Heart On It!

A Special Event Featuring Artist Sally Penley Sunday, February 9th, Noon to 5pm

Here is something special to put you in a Valentine’s Day mood!

Sally Penley is the exquisite talent behind the miniature message booklets which have been flying out of the artEAST Gallery since last fall. She will …

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55+ Art Program

We are partnering with the Sammamish Arts Commission to bring qualified instructors and exciting FREE art workshops to Sammamish residents age 55 and older. Workshops take place at the Boys & Girls Club, EX3 Teen Center.  Each class can take a maximum of 12 students.

To register:

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Studio Sale

Friday, January 24–Sunday, January 26

The AWESOME and ANNUAL event is back! 

We clean house and you get treasures! Deeply discounted works, slightly flawed pieces, as well as extra tools, materials, and art supplies are waiting for savvy shoppers. This is a public sale, and the perfect opportunity to jumpstart the creative part of your …

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Cash Mob 2013: The Clip-On Tie

Monday, December 16

We believe in the freedom of expression! December marks the anniversary of the invention of the clip-on tie. That marvel of simplicity, that enduring fashion statement, that made-you-laugh real life product is just the kind of creative and artistic expression we love at artEAST. What a perfect trigger for an artEAST …

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Holiday Events

Come by to find distinctive, original, quality gifts of fine and functional artwork, created by our local artists.

Special Events Every Week

  • November 30th: Shop Local, a special Downtown Issaquah event. A free trolley will serve downtown Issaquah, Gilman Village and the Issaquah Highlands.
  • December 6-15: Classy Bargains Art Sale. Perfect gifts at …

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Holiday Happenings

Give the gift of art for the holidays, with help from your local artists at artEAST:

Small Works Holiday Show

Our artists have created works no bigger than 6″ square, perfect for gift giving.

Special Sales Events

Unique gifts, local artists, fun gatherings!

Family Holiday Workshops

Drop-in Saturday events for the …

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Small Works Holiday Show

November 15–December 28, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday, November 15, 6–8pm

artEAST invites you to the fabulous annual Small Works Holiday Show!

Member artists have created works of diminutive dimension ( 8” by 8” or smaller) but big impact. This is your chance to find a perfect piece priced for gifting. Buy and take the …

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Jewelry, Strings and Chocolate

Jewelry Strings and Chocolate

Friday, November 22, 5–8pm

Presenting a be-jeweled occasion to celebrate all that sparkles!  This is a perfect evening for date night or Ladies Night Out!

Gallery jewelers will be represented in marketplace abundance and to chat with patrons about their works.  Total indulgence can only mean chocolate art from Immaculate Confections.  Don`t miss samples …

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Sammamish Arts Fair

Sammamish City Hall & Library October 12–13, 2013, 10am–5pm

Our annual Arts Fair is now in its seventh year! It has grown in reputation each year and will feature some of the best jury selected local artists in our area, 17 of which live in Sammamish.

Come and visit with the artists, see their …

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Creatures of the Moon Creeptacular!

Friday, October 18, 6-8:30pm

“Agatha Hattie – Queen of the Night”, by author Jacquelyn Fedyk and artist Leslie Nan Moon, has been described as “A Gothic fairytale for strange parents to read to their odd little children.” Join them for a full moon, family-friendly literary and visual arts workshop including the author’s …

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday September 6, 2013  6-9 pm  in Downtown Issaquah

Enjoy downtown Issaquah and artEAST as we bid farewell to the summer season. As always, you can enjoy:

Local Artists. Our retail gallery is constantly rotating our selection of artwork from more than 100 local artists.

artEAST Art Alley. Come see another dozen or so …

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Menagerie Festival Thanks

Thank you for helping make this year’s Menagerie Art Festival a huge success! This ten day arts extravaganza included free, family-friendly community events and unique animal-themed workshops. artEAST’s goal with this inaugural arts festival was to engage the community in celebrating self-expression. Based on the festival’s continuous parade of …

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday August 2, September 6, 2013  6-9 pm  in Downtown Issaquah

Even if the summer weather gets iffy, come down for art fun. Here’s what we have in store for you:

New Show! Our herons have landed. Come see the Heron Rookery show in the exhibition gallery.

Local Artists. …

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday July 5, August 2, September 6, 2013  6-9 pm  in Downtown Issaquah

  • Food to grill? Check.
  • Cool tall drinks? Check.
  • Flotation devices? Check.
  • Swing by Art Walk and artEAST Art Alley?  CHECK!

Here’s what we have in store for you:

Local Artists. Our retail gallery is constantly rotating our selection of …

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Menagerie Summer Arts Festival

Our Summer Art Extravaganza! July 23 – August 3, 2013 Kickoff Reception: Wednesday July 24, 6:30–8:30pm

Thank you for joining us for our arts extravaganza! The special classes, guest artists, free family Art-Together events, exhibitions, and receptions were enjoyed by both artists and our students. Our inaugural festival unified its activities with a theme of “Menagerie”, a …

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