The Northwest Arts Center provides year-round recreation and art-focused programming for all ages. Programs include: fitness, music, dance, martial arts, pottery and a wide variety of art programs.
As a health precaution, the Arts Center is only open to registered participants. A complete list of in-person and virtual activities, along with registration links, is available at NWAC Activities and Registration.
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. Off of Bellevue Way, on Northeast 24th Street, NWAC is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood with ample parking.
Summer Day Camps and Programs
Registration began in May. NWAC Summer Day Camps - Quick Reference
Our summer camps (serving youth ages 5 to 17) include: Dinosaur Detectives, Art & Science, Cartooning, Technology, Skyhawks Multi-Sport, Chess, Ballet, Creative Kids and more.
Register for day camps; search under Category and then Day Camps from the drop-down list.
Financial scholarships are available for qualifying Bellevue residents of all ages. Scholarships can be used to help pay for recreation programs (details).
Downtown Bellevue Main Club - Recreation for Adults in downtown Bellevue
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.
- Contact 425-452-4106
- Downtown Bellevue Main Club web page
Public Art at Northwest Arts Center
Northwest Arts Center public art flyer
Inclement Weather Plan
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.