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We seek to be a vital platform for cultural exchange and creative inspiration. Since 1979, acclaimed artists such as Jaehyo Lee, James Fitzgerald, Albert Paley, John Grade and Judy Onofrio have filled the city with creativity and innovation.

Bellevue Art Collection

Over 70 permanent and portable artworks document the dynamic moments and complexities of Bellevue’s cultural life, and these pieces serve as an important resource for future generations. A segment of the collection is devoted to artworks that raise the discourse on the defining aspects of Bellevue’s civic life, exploring the diverse identities of our residents, converging cultures, international connections, technological currents, and the interplay between nature and the urban experience that make Bellevue’s environment unique.

Current and Upcoming Projects

Explore upcoming Bellevue public art projects below.

This exhibition featured over 50 different artists bringing new kinds of art, activation, and expression to Bellevue, and condensed into a ten-day span. Bellwether 2019 is scheduled to run September 13 to September 22, 2019. For more information about the 2018 show, please visit bellwetherartsweek.org.

The City of Bellevue has selected artist Jill Anholt to lead the art and cultural planning of public art and other integrated creative features and cultural programs for the update of the BelRed Streetscape Plan. As part of this work, Jill will be developing two public art concepts for early implementation of the plan.
 

Artist Marc Fornes is currently working to finalize artwork design for a signature public art feature into a new entrance into the Downtown Park at Bellevue Way and NE 4th Street. 
 

Artist Po Shu Wang is currently working on developing a concept for the 130th Ave NE streetscape design team to integrate into the broader project. This project will be installed between the future Spring Boulevard and NE 20th Street in BelRed.
 

Artists Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii have developed a public art concept for Lattawood Park. Expected artwork installation and project completion is in the first half of 2020.
Lattawood Park Art + Lighting Survey Results
Lattawood Park Art + Lighting Artwork Proposal
 

The Grand Connection is a proposed pedestrian and bicycle corridor that spans from the future Meydenbauer Bay Park through Downtown, crossing I-405 and connecting to the Eastside Rail Corridor. The artists collective, SuttonBeresCuller, was selected to integrate arts and cultural components into the overall framework as it developed.

More information regarding the Grand Connection can be found at
bellevuegrandconnection.com.
 

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