Arts

Ask Lea: And Then There Were 3

Dear Lea, So after visiting the ArtsFair this past weekend, I came to realize that there were actually 3 separate arts fairs going on in Downtown Bellevue. Do you know who sponsors each of the 3 fairs and why it isn’t just one big Bellevue arts fair? It’s a confusing […]

Meaningful Art Displayed in The Lodge @ Bel-Square

When you walk into The Lodge at Bellevue Square, what most people recognize as the area in between Starbucks and PF Changs, what you’ll see mounted above the fireplace is new wood-carved art. Friday at The Lodge, Kemper Freeman Jr. discussed the meaning behind this special art piece that now […]

2008 Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair – This Weekend

This weekend will play host to the 2008 Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair on the grounds of Bellevue Square and expanding into surrounding properties. This year will include 320 artist booths, of which 107 are new! 40 of the 320 artists expected to turn out have participated in the Fair for […]

Ask Lea: All About Art

Lea,You’ve talked a lot about food and dining in Downtown Bellevue, but there has got to be more to do than just eat. I heard that Bellevue has a pretty good arts fair every summer; can you tell me anything about it? – Enough with the Eating Dear Enough with […]

PACE Receives a $6 Million Grant

It was announced last week that the Performing Arts Center Eastside, also known as PACE, received a $6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete the 2,000-seat facility that when done will feature national and international performances. Downtown Bellevue’s portfolio, although quite impressive, is still missing […]

Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition Opens Saturday

The Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition hosts their Grand Opening Celebration¬†on Saturday, June 14th from 6-8pm at Bellevue City Hall, complete with hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. This year’s theme of “Sculpted Green,” relates art to ecology, environmentalism, sustainability, or other similar green notions. The exhibit plays host to over 35 sculptures […]

Bellevue Jazz Festival

The Bellevue Jazz Festival will play host to 8 live performances, spanning from April 9th – May 24th. The headliner for this festival is three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, who will perform within a quartet Friday, May 23rd over Memorial Day weekend at Meydenbauer Center. The Bellevue Jazz […]

Bellevue Beats Seattle, Says "The Stranger"

In a recent article written by Charles Mudede at The Stranger, he talks about how in November The Bellevue City Hall building won an American Institute of Architects 2007 Honor Award for Washington Architecture. The majority of the article talks about how Bellevue’s architecture in the past has been considered, […]

Big Plans for Bel-Red Road

The Seattle Times reported today the big plans that the City of Bellevue’s steering committee have suggested for the Bel-Red Corridor. The Bel-Red Corridor is full of run down shopping and industrial complexes. It hardly fits in with the exponentially growing areas of Downtown Bellevue. Because there is so much […]