Category Archive: Family Events

Family-friendly events for all ages. Children welcome!

Rookery 2014 Nest Project

July 14–17, Village Green Park, 26th Ave and Park Drive, Issaquah Highlands

ArtEAST’s popular Rookery Project, an annual event featuring art inspired by Washington’s indigenous Great Blue Heron, was established to build community around art.

Now in it’s third year, the 2014 Rookery Project takes community building to a new level by involving local …

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Art Outside Art Festival

You’re invited to this week-long festival of art inspired by, created in, and constructed from nature. FInd out more from this introductory video or any of the events listed here.

Northwest Landscapes Grand and Intimate, Art Exhibitions

Celebrating our beautiful and unique …

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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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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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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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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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Photo Safari Hunt

Monday, July 29, 6–7pm

Facilitator: Kelly Morrison Location: artEAST Art Center

Grab a camera and go on a hunt in Issaquah! This is a photo scavenger hunt where teens, adults and families search for their visual interpretation of a list of menagerie themed words; for instance, what image does “stalk” …

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The Art of Silliness: Imaginary Creature Drawing

Tuesday, July 30, 12–3pm

Facilitator: Carla Sonheim Location: Issaquah Train Depot

Carla Sonheim, a popular teacher and illustrator, shares quirky, lively, interactive exercises to awaken the creative spirit in anyone. Find and create your own zoo of imaginary creatures from random watercolor marks, blobs of paint, sidewalk cracks, peeling paint and …

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Chalk Art Fest

Tuesday, July 30, 12–5pm

Location: Issaquah Community Center

Take your time in creating your sidewalk chalk masterpiece! All entries will be judged at 5:00 PM and winners will be announced at 6:00 PM before the Concert on the Green. Sidewalk space is available on a first-come, first-served basis! Arrive early to …

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Envision the Music

Tuesday, July 30, 7–8:30pm

Facilitator: Gail Baker Location: Issaquah Community Center

Paint the rhythm and movement of music during Concerts on the Green.

From Kandinsky to Man Ray, countless artists have been inspired by music and dance. Let’s unleash our muse with washable paints, easels and a little instruction to “paint …

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Art at the Zoo

Thursday, August 1, 10am–1pm and 2–4pm

Facilitators: Ellen Borison and Lee Berry

Bring your pencils, pads and paints (and a picnic) and spend the day at beautiful Cougar Mountain Zoo. There are options for everyone, from Figure Drawing to Animal Sketching to Plein Air vistas. Participants are welcome to make the most of …

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