According to John Su, the owner of 989 Elements apartment tower, what Bellevue is missing are artists.

Su is engaging in a project called Open Satellite. It will allow artists to use a large open (what would’ve been retail space) space to create large-scale art in all mediums. The idea is it will allow for emerging and mid-career artists to have a place within the city to be inspired and create all types of art. Exhibitions will be staged quarterly.

The opening event will take place next week Wednesday August 29th from 5 – 8pm. The location’s address is 989 112th ave NE Suite, 102.

The 23-story apartment tower opened last September, but has been slow to roll out retail in the bottom floors of the building. Recently it has been springing to life. Zen Asian Cuisine & Vertigo Lounge are two retail tenants which will be moving in within the coming weeks.