Category Archive: News

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

Break a Guinness World Record?!

October 3–4, 10 am–6 pm

Come and paint with us! Become A Guinness world history maker! Nothing says “come be a part of this” like art does. Art brings neighbors together and gets a collective community energy churning.

We are partnering with Creative Children For Charity to invite all Salmon Days participants to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/09/break-guinness-world-record/

Transition: Karen Abel

Our Executive Director, Karen Abel, has announced her resignation effective the end of this year, after 8 years with us.  Under Karen’s leadership, we have grown from a small group of enthusiastic artists to a vibrant arts organization that features a showcase gallery, curates imaginative exhibitions and produces countless youth, community and art educational programs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/08/transition-karen-abel/

First Friday Art Walk

Friday August 7, 6–9 pm

Come out and enjoy music, dance, and art — lots of art! We are delighted as always to be part of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s summer Art Walk series.

Once again, we’ll feature lots of hands-on art activities in the Art Alley next door, including clay hand building with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/08/art-walk-aug-15/

First Friday Art Walk

Friday July 10, 6–9 pm

While you’re out enjoying the arts, crafts, and music, duck into say hi! We are delighted to once again be part of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s summer Art Walk series.

Our retail gallery has had a summer refresh, and our exhibition gallery features modern takes on fiber art in our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/07/art-walk-jul-15/

First Friday Wine Walk

Friday June 5, 6–9 pm

Last wine walk of the season! If you’re on the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Wine Walk, please stop in. If you have tickets, we’ll have local wine to taste. See complete details here.

As you pass through, note the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/05/art-walk-jun-15/

Give Big!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

It’s NOT About the Art!

It’s about the way that art makes you feel.

It’s about the way that art enlivens your community.

It’s about the way art helps our children grow and learn.

It’s about the way that art brings people …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/04/give-big-2015/

First Friday Wine Walk

Friday May 1, 6–9 pm

We are a stop on the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Wine Walk featuring the option to purchase wine tasting from local wineries. See complete details here.

Our gallery has been refreshed for spring, and we’ve juried new artists …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/04/art-walk-may-15/

First Friday Wine Walk

Friday April 3, 6–9 pm

We are a stop on the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Wine Walk featuring the option to purchase wine tasting from local wineries. See complete details here.

The artEAST “tasting room” gives you the insider view of ART as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/04/art-walk-apr-15/

Vikram Madan: Journey of a Thousand Smiles

Exhibition: May–June, Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 13, 7–8:30 pm, Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands Poetry Reading & Book Signing: Friday, June 12, 4:30 pm

Come celebrate spring with this delightful exhibition of whimsical pop-surrealist paintings by local artist (and artEAST member) Vikram Madan. The show will run from May 1 through July 1 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/04/vikram-madan-journey/

Chinese Painting

Exhibition: March–April, Blakely Hall

artEAST is delighted to present an exhibit of Chinese painting at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands, showing through the end of April.

The Issaquah Highlands is a celebration of many cultures and artEast is proud to be able to represent artists from other cultures at Blakely Hall. We hope you will take the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/04/chinese-painting/

Thanks for a Great Birthday Party!

Thank you for celebrating and dreaming with us! 

Your generous support of  our 10th Birthday Gala was a celebration of our past and an important vote of confidence  in our future.  You generously gave over $115,000 to support art programs that help create the type of community where we all want …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/03/arteast-is-ten-thanks/

Member Salon: Title Your Artwork

Wednesday, April 22, 7–9pm

Members, join us for an interactive workshop with gallery artist Jacqui Beck. In “Title Your Artwork: What’s in a Name?” Jacqui will be sharing information about the purpose of titles, what makes a good title, and a variety of ways to come up with great titles for your work.

For …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/02/member-salon-title-art/

Member Salon: Vikram Madan

Sunday, March 15, 1–3pm 

Gallery artist Vikram Madan will share the influences, experiences and philosophies that helped him make what was otherwise a logically indefensible decision, to leave his chosen career and become a full-time artist instead.

Here is Vikram, left, with his mural installed at Redmond Town Center.

 

 

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/02/salon-vikram-madan/

First Friday Wine Walk

Friday March 6, 6–9 pm

We are a stop on the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Wine Walk featuring the option to purchase wine tasting from local wineries. See complete details here.

The artEAST “tasting room” gives you the insider view of ART as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/02/first-friday-wine-walk/

artEAST is Ten!

Swirl Gala Auction Saturday, March 28, 6pm, at Pickering Barn

This is a big one! We’re 10 years old on March 28 — very impressive for an arts center conceived in a tavern over a beer and pizza.

Join us: Tickets on sale now!

At this year’s Swirl …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/01/swirl-2015/

Studio Sale

Friday, January 23–Sunday, January 25

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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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/01/studio-sale-2015/

Save the Date: artEAST is Ten!

Saturday, March 28, 6pm, at Pickering Barn

This is a big one! We’re 10 years old on March 28 — very impressive for an arts center conceived in a tavern over a beer and pizza.

At this year’s Swirl Gala and Auction we will be looking back at a decade worth of memories, contributions and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/01/save-the-date-arteast-ten/

First Friday Wine Walk

Friday February 6, 6–9 pm

We are a stop on the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Wine Walk featuring the option to purchase wine tasting from local wineries. See complete details here.

The artEAST “tasting room” gives you an insider view on art as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/01/art-walk-feb-15/

Member Salon: Art Restoration

Wednesday, January 21, 7–9 pm

Members, and guests, join us for a presentation by Ray Miles, manager of Phoenix Art Restoration in Issaquah.

Ray has 29 years in this profession including gallery ownership, retail framing sales, and manufacturing sales rep. Needless to say, he has a lot of information to share that is of interest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2015/01/salon-art-restoration/

Winter Workshops Open for Registration!

Click here to see the entire list of upcoming workshops.

Juliette Fiessinger returns with her popular and fun “Zentangle” workshops. Options for teens too!

Ready to take your painting to the next level? Several options to help you do just that:

Oil Painting Intensive: Move Your Art …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2014/12/winter-workshops-open-registration/

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