Arts and Culture
Arts, Culture & History
Take in the Rhythm of Issaquah
Issaquah is a multi-cultural community deeply dedicated to supporting arts and culture. We celebrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and a deep connection to the natural environment through the visual arts. On most evenings you will find live music and Broadway-quality theatrical productions happening here year-round. We welcome you to join our cultural celebrations organized by community organizations each season. Visit the EVENTS CALENDAR for a quick view of what is happening during your stay. You ARE welcome here!
Art by Fire
Large Group Glassblowing Events or Teambuilding!
Bring your family or friends to experience the fascinating fun of turning molten glass into your own work of art. You work one-on-one with our glassblowers to make your own work of art.
Visiting Boehm’s Candies? We offer guided and self-guided tours, as well as chocolate-making classes. Learn more about how we work our magic in our candy kitchen, and then visit our retail store at the front of the chalet where you can purchase some of the candies you saw being made!
Wines, Craft Beer, and Cider. A stylish and comfortable setting is an ideal place to learn about wine and discover what you love. Capri Cellars offer many high-end and small-production wines in our tasting flights as well as by the glass.
Welcome! The City of Issaquah is an inclusive community that welcomes everyone. Learn more about our efforts, and how you can participate.
Depot Park and Museum
Great for your little (and no so little) train lovers! The city’s train depot was built in 1889, and now holds a museum with exhibits that explore the industrial revolution, travel, and communication.
Downtown / Olde Town
Find historic charm and an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bars, brewpubs, and boutiques in beautiful and walkable Historic Downtown Issaquah. Olde Town Issaquah is the vibrant heart of historic downtown Issaquah.
Great for Birthdays, Clubs and Social Groups, Work Groups. Experience Tea can customize a tea event for you and your clients, friends, co-workers, or family! Experience Tea classes are fun and informative and are really the backbone of creating an empowered tea-life.
At Formula Brewing, they are devoted to delivering exceptional "in-glass" and "out-of-glass" experiences.
Gilman Village Shopping District
Gilman Village is a unique retail center whose history dates back to 1972, with a mission to preserve the ambiance of Issaquah’s old farming and mining structures. Today, Gilman Village’s collection of unique independent stores and restaurants are still housed in those old mining & farming buildings, interconnected with quaint walkways and paths. Enjoy Issaquah’s historic past while shopping and dining here.
Kids Stage at Village Theatre
Youth theatre productions at Village Theatre KIDSTAGE are a special experience! Student-focused yet housed within a professional theatre, our shows are high-quality fun. Introduce your child to the love of theatre! Perhaps they will be inspired by seeing their peers on the stage? Perhaps they will be moved to literature after seeing a story brought to life. Perhaps they will become a life-long patron of the arts!
Mudhouse Pottery Painting at Gilman Village
Whether you are looking for a fun activity for your little ones, some R&R for yourself, or a creative venue for your parties and events, Mudhouse always strives to create a warm and welcoming environment.
From the beginner wanting to learn the basics, to the advanced knitter, or crocheter looking to take home a new skill, Nifty Knitter has a class for everyone.
Take an art class in the downtown Issaquah creative district. Northwest Makes offers small, in-person group classes, perfect for team building/bonding events and "meetings while making." Workshops include block printing, screen printing, sewing, and plant dyes, plus more in the works.
Out of the Box Eco Store
Offers sustainable living workshops and environmentally friendly art classes. Attendees get hands-on experience in making home and personal care products or art project created from recycled or upcycled materials.
Want to see beautiful art by just cruising around Issaquah? The Public Arts tours are self-guided and free.
A visit to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery will encourage the joy of discovery and cultivate a sense of wonder in the environment and in salmon. Find out the answers to “Where do salmon live? And who lives near the salmon?” Explore the salmon hatchery and Issaquah Creek, create an animal track to take home, and more.
Specializing in weekly workshop-style art classes, where students get individual coaching from an experienced instructor. Classes are geared towards adults, teenagers & children ages 7+. Flexible lesson plan is tailored to individual students by age and art experience, offering suitable techniques to three levels of challenge. Children start with cartooning and basic shape building, and later explore realism, interpretive style, and composition. Teens and adults build on these same skills while moving into areas of concept, communication, and advanced technique.
Triple XXX Rootbeer
Always a family favorite, Triple XXX Rootbeer serves up 1950's style hamburgers and ice cream concoctions sure to thrill even your pickiest eater! The restaurant decor features vintage automobile and motorcycle memorabilia.
Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Producing entertaining, quality productions since 1979, Village Theatre has grown into one of the region’s best-attended theatres, with just over 18,000 Mainstage season subscribers and 220,000 projected total attendance each season.
Vino Bella Wine Bar & Bistro
Live music of all genres, stand-up comedy, and drag queen shows. Seating is first come, first seated, standing room thereafter unless noted. Minimum $10 purchase per person during events.