The image below was created by adventurous photographer Dan Nutt, when he lived in Snoqualmie 9 years ago.
The Snoqualmie Arts Market (SAM) blogsite is designed to serve as a place from which you can navigate the sights, sounds and spirit embodied by the wondrous little city of Snoqualmie.
The subtitle of this home page, POWER OF PLACE, is inspired by an out of print 2009 poster which prominently featured the Falls. Printed by the Washington state department of Archeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), the “Power of Place” poster celebrates the listing of Snoqualmie Falls on the National Register of Historic Places in September 2009. After a long hard battle by the Snoqualmie Tribe to have one of their most sacred places federally recognized, the last hurdle was cleared and Snoqualmie Falls is now, rightly, one of the few Traditional Cultural Properties in Washington state to be listed on the National Register. As the centerpiece for the poster, the beautiful panoramic photo shown above, was generously contributed to DAHP by photographer Dan Nutt.
More than an event, SAM represents an uprising of art, culture and history within the heritage district of downtown Snoqualmie. In this place, embraced by forest, river and mountains, our culture took root and continues to thrive.
Working in concert with city of Snoqualmie Arts Commission, independent merchants, farmers, storytellers, artists and artisans, SAM’s goal is to showcase downtown Snoqualmie as a vibrant and growing cultural center which preserves our folkloric legacies while working to propel them into the stories of our future. The artwork presented above, by Snoqualmie Valley native son Bob Antone reflects this aim and he is the featured artist for the blog’s 2014 summer/fall season.
NAVIGATING THE PAGES WITHIN
• VISIT AND TOUR SNOQUALMIE
Summertime is a good time to tour Snoqualmie like you live here and live in Snoqualmie like a tourist. Narrative & photos offer an insider’s look at the town–pointing out places and sights to see, destinations to visit, a few historic references, and resources to help you visit and tour Snoqualmie to the fullest extent of exploration and discovery. On this page, you can view and download a copy of the Downtown Snoqualmie Walking Tour Map.
• MEET OUR FEATURED ARTIST
This page provides narrative of experience and inspiration for the artist(s) featured on the blogsite header. To learn more about this season’s featured artist Bob Antone, this is the page to visit.
Visit this page for the most current listings of artists and artisans featured in downtown Snoqualmie’s summer galleries and other venues.
• LIVE MUSIC in DOWNTOWN SNOQUALMIE
Visit this page for the most current listings of singer/songwriters and bands performing in downtown Snoqualmie venues, including Black Dog Arts Cafe, The Bindlestick, Sigillo Cellars and special events such as Arts in The Park during Railroad Days.
• CONTACT US
Get the name and direct contact information for our blogsite administrator and subscribe to our mailing list for the most up to date information about events and happenings in Downtown Snoqualmie.