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Each year, the City of Issaquah invests in arts and culture through a grants program that supports quality arts programming, arts education, cultural events and festivals in the community.

2017 Arts Grants
For 2017, the Arts Commission awarded more than $195,000 to 33 projects ranging from the downtown Issaquah ArtWalk and local concerts to arts programs for local schools and at-risk youth.

Apollo Elementary School: Student printmaking program
artEAST: 2017 exhibitions and lectures, and family and youth programming
Beaver Lake Middle School: Night of the Arts
Challenger Elementary School: Ceramic program
Clark Elementary School: Art on the Move
Downtown Issaquah Association: 2017 Issaquah ArtWalk, Gas Station Blues, International Music Day, Mural Project and Fantastic Fly-In arts programming
Freehold Theatre: Engaged Theatre tour and artist residency at Echo Glen Children's Center
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park: Parkadilly Festival and recycled art program
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery: Recyled glass mosaic mural
Grand Ridge Elementary School: African drumming workshop
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce: 2017 Salmon Days musical entertainment
Highlands Council: 2017 Highlands Day Festival
Issaquah Middle School: Pacific Northwest animal mobiles
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra: Community Orchestra Program
Issaquah Schools Foundation/Influence the Choice: 2017 Influence the Choice Video Contest
Issaquah Singers: Free concerts at senior living centers
Issaquah Valley Elementary School: Help Us Shine Theatre Program
Kisik Alma: DUST
Master Chorus Eastside: All American Independence Celebration         
Maywood Middle School: Raku firing project
Pacific Cascade Middle School: Wireless microphones for performing arts
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra: Free community ensemble concerts 
Seattle Shakespeare Company: Free Wooden O Summer Shakespeare performances 
Village Theatre: Issaquah Mainstage Season

The following Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department programs also received support:
  • 2017 Concerts on the Green
  • 2017 Issaquah Farmers Market entertainment
  • Art class series for teens
artEAST Art Exhibitions and Lecture Programs
artEAST Art Festivals and Family Activities
artEAST Youth Programming
Downtown Issaquah Association ArtWalk
Downtown Issaquah Association Kids Art Camp Marketing Campaign
Downtown Issaquah Association Music Programing
Eastside Writes Talking Pages Reading Series
Freehold Theatre Lab Studio Engaged Theatre Tour and Residency
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park Summer Teen Concert
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Sister Cities - Moroccan Artist Exchange for Salmon Days
Highlands Council Highlands Day Festival 2015
Issaquah History Museums Hobo Signs Exhibit
Issaquah Parks & Recreation Issaquah Concerts on the Green
Issaquah Parks & Recreation Issaquah Farmers Market
Issaquah Parks and Recreation  Teen Art Club
Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra The Issaquah Philharmonic Community Orchestra
Issaquah Singers Free concerts at Senior Living Centers in Issaquah
Master Chorus Eastside All American Independence Celebration
Sammamish Symphony Orchestra Community Ensemble Program
Seattle Shakespeare Company Wooden O Free Shakespeare in the Park
Village Theatre Village Theatre Program Support
 
Apollo Elementary PTA Art Docent Program
ISD for Beaver Lake Middle School Art Installation at Beaver Lake Middle School
Challenger Elementary Providing Clay Experiences for Challenger Students
ISD for Clark Elementary Volunteer Art Docent Program
ISD for Echo Glen Children's Center Art Docent Program
ISD for Issaquah High School Bringing Shakespeare Alive
ISD for Issaquah Middle School Procession of the Species
ISD for Tiger Mountain Community High School Second Annual Vicki Hoffman Memorial Art Day