With 44 sculptures and installations plus an engaging teen project, Bellwether 2012 has a lot to offer everyone.
Contact the Arts Program . You can also find free maps and catalogs at City Hall (check at the Service First counter), in boxes on signs at various entries to the Downtown Park, and through the mail.
Visit our Facebook Page for pictures and comments on the Exhibition.
Coming soon: an online catalog of all the art and artists in Bellwether.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:
Thanks to all who entered. Panelists Steven Siegel, Ellen Ziegler and Carol Anderson reviewed 252 entries from 112 artists. The artworks are shown at City Hall, both indoors and in the north plaza, in the Downtown Park, and at four locations in between the two, creating a three-month long art walk through the heart of downtown Bellevue.
If you would like to get involved with Bellwether 2012 as a sponsor, contact staff (contact information in the right hand column).
What is Bellwether 2012: reGeneration?
It's a sculpture and installation exhibition that creates an art path through the center of downtown Bellevue. Established in 1992, this exhibition is a popular community event, drawing its audience from throughout the Puget Sound area.
A bellwether is an early sign of what’s to come. “ReGeneration” is the central theme for the 2012 exhibition. Our community, like many others, has transformed over the last several years. Most visible are growth as a multicultural community and the emergence of a dynamic, high-rise downtown with 45,000 employees and 10,000 residents.
In past exhibitions, artists focused on sustainability. Today, as we redefine our community to include these added dimensions, we invite artists to explore ideas of sustainable transformation and regeneration at both the material and human level.
Exhibition opens: July 13, 2012
Opening celebration: July 13, 6:00 p.m., Bellevue City Hall -- Free
Exhibition locations: City Hall, Downtown Park, and up to five locations on a route connecting the two.
Number of works: 44
Closer to opening date, free walking maps and catalogs will be available. Check this site for info on how to access and contribute Bellwether info via mobile web platforms.
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