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Tour de Taps: A Guide to Redmond’s Breweries & Taprooms

Tour de Taps: A Guide to Redmond’s Breweries & Taprooms

June 06, 2018

Washington is now the leading producer of hops in the world, so it’s no wonder that our state has the Pacific Northwest’s greatest concentration of fledgling breweries. Craft beer in particular has secured a spot for itself within the brewing industry as a major player alongside established brands. Independent ownership and small-scale production are regarded […] read more

This Is How We Roll: Riding Bikes in Redmond

This Is How We Roll: Riding Bikes in Redmond

April 27, 2018

As the Bicycle Capitol of the Northwest, Redmond is home to a cyclist-friendly urban core. The city’s network of bike lanes and scenic trails make it a great place for commuters and recreational bikers to enjoy the outdoors on two-wheels. Redmond also offers bicycle education classes for adults who want to learn how to ride […] read more

Experience Love, Chaos and Dinner at Teatro ZinZanni

Experience Love, Chaos and Dinner at Teatro ZinZanni

March 08, 2018

Teatro ZinZanni’s limited run at Marymoor Park kicked off in October with “Love, Chaos & Dinner,” a spectacular 3-hour dinner show set inside a hundred-year-old cabaret tent. The show is an eclectic blend of cabaret and comedy, incorporating everything from magic tricks and yodeling to aerial acrobatics. For those of us in Redmond and the […] read more

impAct Installation at VALA Art Center

impAct Installation at VALA Art Center

November 27, 2017

DECEMBER 2017 – JANUARY 2018 (Disclaimer: This installation contains some mild to moderate profanity and material which parents may find unsuitable for young children.) impAct artist collective began with no carefully crafted mission statement, just one BIG question: How do we, both as individual artists and as a collective, make an impact? This installation presents a year of […] read more

Sculptures In Motion: Exploring Kinetic Art

Sculptures In Motion: Exploring Kinetic Art

October 10, 2017

October – November 2017   VALA Art Center  Friday-Sunday 12pm- 6pm  7525 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA (in Redmond Town Center) This exhibition explores elements of motion by featuring dynamic kinetic art sculptures that demonstrate movement through one or a combination of technologies including mechanical design, human interaction, wind or solar power. Featured artwork utilizes various […] read more

Happy Hours in Redmond

Happy Hours in Redmond

July 31, 2017

There’s nothing like a good happy hour to put the cherry on top of your day, and Redmond has plenty of restaurants offering great deals on drinks and appetizers in the late afternoon and evenings. We’ve done some of the legwork to find out which restaurants around Redmond are offering happy hour deals and have […] read more

Game On! The Art of Game Design

Game On! The Art of Game Design

April 26, 2017

June 8 – July 30, 2017 Innovative game art by local artists and designers will be featured in this exhibition, sponsored in part by 4Culture Tech Specific grant, that provides a behind the scenes look at the creative process, with a special focus on diverse artwork, narratives and indie games. Local game designers and game […] read more

VALA Art Center to Host Chinese and WA State Artist Exhibition

VALA Art Center to Host Chinese and WA State Artist Exhibition

September 14, 2016

VALA Art Center will host Ekphrastic Assimilations, an exhibition of painting, photography, poetry and mixed media visual art by six Chinese artists and six Washington State artists.  Poets from both locations will react to the art by writing poems, which are ekphrastic responses. The exhibition has come to fruition through a partnership with the following […] read more

VALA Eastside Hosts Juried Art Installation for Redmond Arts Festival

VALA Eastside Hosts Juried Art Installation for Redmond Arts Festival

June 24, 2016

VALA Eastside will host an art installation to honor a juried selection of artists participating in this year’s Redmond Arts Festival.  The artists selected to showcase their work as part of Redmond Arts Festival Juried Art Installation at VALA Art Center include: Ashmita Gulati, Einat Barenboim, Heidi White, Hoda Edalati, Maggie Ho, Mike Meyers, MiYoung Margolis and Patricia L. Walker and Meghan […] read more

Slowing the Selfie – A pinhole and film photography installation

May 03, 2016

Join us for our free events and have your “slow selfie” taken with film and a pinhole camera! Public Events Friday, May 6th Artists’ Reception 6pm – 8pm VALA Art Center & Studios 7330 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA (in Redmond Town Center) Come by, have some appetizers and meet the photographers! RSVP on Facebook Friday, […] read more

BEAR CREEK PALETTES

March 01, 2016

An Exhibition of Perspectives, Personality, and Passion March 2016 What do teens of today think about? What affects our youth so profoundly as to have life-changing impacts which alter the way they live out their lives? Come and see the perspectives of eight diverse personalities, each a passionate student-artist exploring her thoughts and memories.   Artists’ Reception […] read more

A [R]evolution in Redmond

A [R]evolution in Redmond

December 08, 2015

VALA Eastside invites Redmond residents to the artists’ reception and other free, public events for “[R]evolution”, a multifaceted art installation featuring five local artists/activists. The five female artists– Rebecca DeVere, Latha Sambamurti, Gwen Maxwell Williams, Eva Moon, and Laura Lee Bennett–have all made strides to advocate for both art and artists. VALA is honored and […] read more

My Redmond Lights Experience

December 01, 2015

Winter in Redmond. The time of the year where community and visitors come together to make magical memories in so many ways. I had the pleasure to experience my first Redmond Lights adventure just last year, and let me tell you, it was wonderful. Being a Washington native I have been around the State to […] read more

Maura Donegan to Stitch Her Way Through VALA Art Center and Studios

Maura Donegan to Stitch Her Way Through VALA Art Center and Studios

September 15, 2015

VALA Eastside is pleased to announce that for September and October 2015 Maura Donegan will be VALA’s Artist in Residence.  As a textile artist, Maura’s work combines cloth making, embroidery and poetry to express a sense of innocence, joy and beauty.  “We’re grateful for the generous grant provided by the Redmond Arts Commission to allow […] read more