Arts Commission

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The Arts Commission advises the City Council regarding the arts in Bellevue. The commission may hold public meetings and make studies, analyses and reports requested by the council and may perform the following functions:

  • Serve as a clearinghouse for concerns and ideas about arts
  • Enlarge the art consciousness of Bellevue
  • Encourage multi-age working, sharing, learning and teaching in the arts
  • Encourage and recognize local artists
  • Explore financing for acquisitions related to the arts
  • Establish a long-range plan for the development and operation of a cultural center
  • Make recommendations as requested by the City Council
  • Review the suitability of art works intended as gifts to the city.

The Arts Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at City Hall in Conference Room 1E-109.

There are occasional changes to this schedule. Meeting dates, times and topics are available on the agendas. Sign up for Alerts to receive emails or texts about upcoming meetings. The meetings are open to the public, and you are welcome to attend.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes

The Commission works to implement Cultural Compass, the city's plan for developing arts and culture in our community. Ongoing programs include the city's Public Art program and its Eastside Arts Partnerships and Special Projects grants, which provide direct support to artists and arts organizations serving Bellevue.

The commission is currently working on:

  • Creative Compass Update

  • Grand Connection Activation (Bellwether)

  • 130th Public Art Project

Arts Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to no more than two (2) consecutive terms of four years. Terms expire on May 31 of the final year of the term. Commissioners appointed to fill partial terms of less than two years are eligible to serve for an additional two full terms.

Commissioner Term
Ashmita Gulati Term #2 ends 05/31/2024
Maria Lau Hui (Vice-Chair) Term #2 ends 05/31/2023
Lydia Aldredge Term #1 ends 05/312023
Judy Gowdy Term #1 ends 05/312022
Philip Malkin (Chair) Term #2 ends 05/312021
Carl Wofteich Term #2 ends 05/31/2022
Monik Martinez Term #1 ends 05/31/2024

Agendas & Minutes

The Arts Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at City Hall in Conference Room 1E-109. Please find Arts Commission meeting materials below.

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12/01/2020 Virtual* Agenda Packet Minutes

*The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting for December 1, 2020, will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here,  https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/98028193738 using Password: 219012 or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 980 2819 3738 and Password: 219012. For those members of the public unable to access internet services, a telephone option will be made available to listen to the proceedings. The phone number to access the meeting is 1 (253) 215-8782, Webinar ID: 980 2819 3738, and Password: 219012.

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11/03/2020      

This meeting is rescheduled to October 27

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10/27/2020 Virtual Agenda Packet Minutes

 

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10/20/2020 Virtual* Agenda Packet Minutes

*The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting for October 20, 2020 will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here, https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/99571064663 using Password: 527714 or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 957 6249 2244 and Password: 527714. For those members of the public unable to access internet services, a telephone option will be made available to listen to the proceedings. The phone number to access the meeting is 1 (253) 215-8782, Webinar ID: 957 6249 2244 and Password: 527714.

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09/01/2020 Virtual* Agenda Packet Minutes

*The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here, https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/95684154807 using Password: 663096or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 956 8415 4807 and Password: 663096. For those members of the public unable to access internet services, a telephone option will be made available to listen to the proceedings. The phone number to access the meeting is  +1 253 215 8782, Webinar ID: 956 8415 4807 and Password: 663096.

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08/04/2020 Virtual* Agenda Packet Minutes

*The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting for August 4, 2020 will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here, https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/93062762962 using Password: 725795 or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 930 6276 2962 and Password: 725795. For those members of the public unable to access internet services, a telephone option will be made available to listen to the proceedings. The phone number to access the meeting is (253) 215 8782, Webinar ID: 930 6276 2962 and Password: 725795.

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07/07/2020 Virtual Agenda Packet Minutes
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06/02/2020 - Canceled 
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05/05/2020 - Canceled
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04/07/2020 - Canceled
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03/03/2020  Agenda Packet Minutes
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02/11/2020 - Rescheduled and moved to 1E-110  Agenda Packet Minutes
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01/14/2020 - Canceled      
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12/03/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes
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11/05/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes
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10/01/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes
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09/10/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes
No meeting held.
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07/09/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes
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06/11/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes
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05/07/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes
   
             
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04/09/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes      
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03/05/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes      
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02/05/2019 - Cancelled            
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01/08/2019 Agenda Packet Minutes
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12/04/2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
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11/06/2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
11/06/2018 Agenda Packet
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10/02/2018 - Cancelled
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09/04/2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
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08/07/2018 - Cancelled
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07/10/2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
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05/01/2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
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04/03/2018 - Cancelled
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03/06/2018 - Cancelled
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02/09/2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
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01/09/2018 Agenda Packet Minutes
No Items
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11/07/2017 Agenda Packet Minutes
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09/12/2017 Agenda Packet Minutes
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08/08/2017 Agenda Packet Minutes
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07/11/2017 Agenda Packet Minutes
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05/02/2017 Agenda Packet Minutes
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04/04/2017 Agenda Packet
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03/07/2017 Agenda Packet Minutes
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02/07/2017 Agenda Packet No Minutes Available      
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01/12/2017 Agenda Packet Minutes
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12/06/2016 Agenda Packet
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11/12/2016 Agenda Packet
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10/04/2016 Agenda Packet
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09/06/2016 Agenda Packet Minutes
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08/16/2016 Agenda Packet Minutes
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07/12/2016 Agenda Packet Minutes
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06/07/2016 Agenda Packet Minutes
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05/03/2016 Agenda Packet Minutes
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04/05/2016 Agenda Packet Minutes
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03/01/2016 Agenda Packet Minutes
No Items
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01/19/2016 Agenda Packet Minutes
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12/01/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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11/03/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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10/06/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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09/01/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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08/04/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
No Items
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06/02/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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05/05/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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04/07/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
No Items
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02/10/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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01/20/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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12/02/2014 Agenda
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11/04/2014 Agenda
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10/28/2014 Agenda
10/07/2014 Agenda Minutes
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09/09/2014 Agenda Minutes
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08/05/2014 Agenda Minutes
No Items
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06/03/2014 Agenda Minutes
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05/06/2014 Agenda Minutes
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04/01/2014 Agenda Minutes
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03/04/2014 Agenda Minutes
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02/11/2014 Agenda Minutes
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01/21/2014 Agenda Minutes