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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Art walk added to sculpture exhibition

An art installation from the 2008 Bellevue Sculpture ExhibitionThe 10th edition of Bellevue's sculpture exhibition will stretch beyond Downtown Park and City Hall to include visual arts installations along a three-quarter-mile route through the heart of downtown.

"Bellwether 2010: Art Walk Bellevue," June 26 to Oct. 17, will focus on sustainability and the idea of an art walk connecting City Hall with the city's waterfront. The installations for the show will trace the route planned for future permanent public art.

The city is accepting submissions from artists until Feb. 26. Entries do not have to concern sustainability or the art walk. Entry Information

Property owners on that route, which will include the Northeast Sixth Street pedestrian corridor and Bellevue Way between Northeast Sixth and Fourth streets – will have the opportunity to host installations.

A bellwether is an early sign of what's to come, and this year's exhibition is intended to presage Bellevue's future with its focus on sustainability and future visions of downtown Bellevue. The city is accepting entries this month for inclusion in the show. A panel of nationally respected artists will review entries and recommend sculptures and installations.

Bellevue's sculpture exhibition, a high-profile event for the regional arts community, has taken place every other year since 1992. The 2008 exhibition was the first to have a theme.

Bellwether is expected to feature up to: 27 outdoor sculptures, at Downtown Park and on the City Hall grounds; 18 indoor sculptures in City Hall; and five installations -- typically art pieces assembled on-site to illustrate or highlight something about the location.

Bellwether 2010 offers the latest information about the exhibition.

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