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 at downtownissaquah.com. 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 or on line at downtownissaquah.com.
**CALL TO ARTISTS!**
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: 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 [email protected]
Name: _______________________Age: _____________
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.
For more information contact: Brenda DeVore at 425.391.1112 or [email protected]
Facebook: @DowntownIssaquahAssociation Instagram: dt_Issaquah