Category Archive: News

Updates on what's happening in our art center and in the community.

Winter Botanicals by Anne Anderson

January 2014, artEAST

Rethink your definition of winter color with our current exhibition by artEAST floral and colorist artist, Anne Anderson.   Explore the oversized botanicals and powerful use of vibrant color and take a brief vacation from winter’s shades of grey.

 

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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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Discovering Abstraction

January 3 – February 28, 2014, Blakely Hall Artist Talk: Friday, January 31st, 7 pm

Anna Macrae is a third generation artist – born and educated in England, and now living in Sammamish. She is an abstract expressionist and generates color and surface interest in her paintings by embedding multiple layers of pigment, …

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Wondrous Winter Colors

December 1 – January 3, 2014, Blakely Hall

Rethink your definition of winter color with Blakely Hall’s current exhibition by artEAST floral and colorist artists, Anne Anderson and Deb Freng.   Explore their oversized botanicals and powerful use of vibrant color and take a brief vacation of December’s shades of grey. Wondrous …

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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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SWIRL Encore!

We’re sorry, these special opportunities are no longer available to purchase. Thank you for your support!

SWIRL Encore! We have a great opportunity for you to join some of our special workshops and experiences created specifically for SWIRL. For a very short time (through December 8), we are able to offer a few …

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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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Our Anniversary Benefit Gala: Swirl Cabaret!

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 6 pm

Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, Washington, 98027

Thank You Everyone!

artEAST’s November 2nd Swirl Cabaret was a roaring success as nearly 200 guests, artists and volunteers filled the Issaquah Hilton Garden Cabaret Club to raise more than $65,000!

artEAST remains on a roll, …

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Swirl Auction Preview

Want a peek at what’s in store?

We are lifting some of the wonderful auction art out of storage and transforming the exhibit space into a preview of what’s to come. More items being added daily!

Check out the pieces, shown here, by Stephanie Hargrave, Kerstin McKee and …

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Italian Dreams

October–November 2013, Blakely Hall

artEAST Exhibitions at Blakely Hall is pleased to feature an exhibit of pieces by artEAST member Julia Christensen Rackley.  The Italian Dreams series is inspired by the artist’s trips to one of her favorite places, Italy. As part of the exhibit, Julie will be giving a talk about her …

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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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Wondrous Stories

September 13–October 19, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday September 13, 6–8 pm

Please join us for Wondrous Stories, a narrative art exhibition.

A visual form of storytelling, narrative art is a unique way for artists to converse with viewers. Through art images and three-dimensional forms which capture a fleeting moment in time, a narrative years …

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Golden Lecture: Innovations in Acrylic

Exclusively for artEAST Members!

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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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