Author: Kara

Welcoming Week in Bellevue

Bellevue Celebrates its Diverse Community with Sixth Annual ‘Welcoming Week’

Beginning September 10-19, Bellevue will be celebrating the sixth annual Welcoming Week with many different events. The week is dedicated to welcoming new immigrants and celebrating diverse communities. Residents are invited to engage in cultural traditions, art, and dance. Events taking place in Bellevue are as follows: PopUp StoryWalk, “Drawn […]

Bellevue Downtown Park

Bellevue Rent Increases by 4.7% in August

According to the online rental platform, Zumper, in August 2021, rent in Bellevue increased by 4.7%. The report analyzed active listings across 12 metro cities, showing which cities had the most and least expensive rent, and which had the fastest growing. The median rent for a one bedroom in Washington […]

Bellwether 2021 in Bellevue

Bellevue’s Annual Arts Festival to Feature Live Music, Art Exhibits, Workshops

Bellevue’s annual arts festival, Bellwether 2021, is taking place September 9-19. The biennial sculpture exhibit, which began in 1992, now features diverse art forms and supports local artists. This year, Bellwether will include art exhibits, live music, pop-up art shows, artist-led panel discussions, and workshops. There will be two free […]

Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival

2021 Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival to Return in Person

The 14th annual Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival will be held in person this year, from October 6-10. Put together by the Bellevue Downtown Association, regional talent will come together to feature over 20 live shoes across Downtown Bellevue. Featured artists include Ray Vega, Thomas Marriot, Roy McCurdy, and Lady […]

New U-shaped office tower on 112th in Bellevue

Proposed 16-Story Office Tower Receives Design Review Approval

In September 2020, we reported that a new office tower was set to begin construction in October 2022, located alongside Interstate 405 on 112th Avenue Northeast. The building is owned by Seattle-based Investment management firm, Columbia Pacific Advisors. The project was under design review at the time. According to the […]

Arts and Culture Grant, Bellevue

Grants for the Arts and Culture Program Now Available through City of Bellevue

According to the City of Bellevue, organizations and individuals providing art, cultural, and educational programming, events or services for Bellevue residents, can now apply to receive a grant to the City’s Arts and Culture Program. Several different kinds of grants are available for nonprofits and individuals planning to deliver arts […]