Arts Program

Bellevue's Arts Program, guided by the city's strategic vision for arts and cultural investments - The Cultural Compass - provides funding to artists and arts groups working in Bellevue, creates and sustains public art works throughout the city and collaborates with other City programs and departments to include public art in City design guidelines and master plans.

Counseled by the Bellevue Arts Commission, a volunteer advisory group appointed by the City Council, the Arts Program manages a variety of projects and initiatives designed to bring the arts into Bellevue's everyday life.

The program's mission is to encourage and support the arts as a vital part of community life. From supporting local arts groups through the Eastside Arts Partnerships and Special Projects funding programs to presenting the biennial sculpture exhibition Bellwether, the Arts Program is dedicated to enlivening Bellevue as the cultural hub of the Eastside.

Meetings
For information on Arts Commission meetings, click on the Bellevue Arts Commission link in the right column.

A wayfinding kiosk features public art coordinated by the Arts Program.
Topos, by Maria Cristalli and Marc Brown.  The Arts Program teamed up with Transportation and Planning & Community Development to incorporate art into a set of nine Downtown Wayfinding kiosks.  Topos is the art element topping off the kiosk.

Contact Information

Planning and Community Development
450 110th Ave NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Mary Pat Byrne
Phone: 425-452-4105
E-mail: mpbyrne@bellevuewa.gov


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