Northwest Arts Center

Community centers, parks facilities to close temporarily; events suspended

To contain the spread of COVID-19, on March 16 Governor Jay Inslee banned gatherings of 50 people or more. At the same time, King County Executive Dow Constantine has banned gatherings of fewer than 50 people unless hygiene and social distancing criteria are met. More information  

The Northwest Arts Center provides year-round recreation and art-focused programming for all ages, designed to meet the needs of the community. Programs include: fitness, music, dance, martial arts, pottery and a wide variety of art programs.

The 3,880 square-foot community center features multi-purpose meeting rooms and dance/art studio for rentals, community events, birthday parties and facility rentals. Just north of downtown Bellevue, off of Bellevue Way and on Northeast 24th Street, NWAC is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood with ample parking.

Northwest Arts Center also provides facility space for rent (at NWAC and Robinswood Barn), coordinates large city events (Bellevue Family 4th) and provides adult recreation programs at Downtown Bellevue Main Club. Art on the Go! programs are also available at various city facilities.

NWAC's activities and programs page offers a complete list of our programs, camps and other activities. Program brochures are also available in the link below.


Bellevue Parks & Community Services offers arts, fitness and educational programming at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue's Main Club (209 100th Avenue NE), conveniently located across the street from the west side of the Downtown Park.

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The Northwest Arts Center is home to two outdoor sculptures - Visions of the Deep by Dudley Carter and Amore by John Kennedy. The tile mural is by Sepp Mayrhuber.

Northwest Arts Center public art flyer

Call425-452-4106 before travelling to Northwest Arts Center to ensure the facility is open.

In the event of inclement weather, the Parks & Community Services Department will make every effort to communicate the status of facilities and programs, special events and rentals. Administration will decide whether to cancel a program or close a facility based upon the safety of participants and employees and the ability to appropriately staff programs and facilities.

As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, Parks & Community Services Department classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day. If the Bellevue School District is on a delayed schedule, call the facility for an updated status report. Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. If you are unable to reach the facility, call the Parks & Community Services Department's general information number at 425-452-6885. Inclement weather can affect park use and trail conditions. Please use caution when visiting park sites during poor weather, as trails and other park facilities may become wet and slippery. Park trails may be closed.

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