• Arts Commission

    Header Image
    Image of artist Alyza DelPan-Monley performing in the Bellevue Arts Museum parking lot for Bellwether. Painted on the wall behind Alyza is Damien Gilley’s “Wayfinder” mural. Image by Jordan Rennick and Brandon Freeman, Front Runner Films.

    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:

    • Inform the City Council in matters of arts;
    • 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; and
    • Review the suitability of artworks intended as gifts to the City.
    • Major programs include the Municipal Art Program for acquiring public art for the community, program funding for providing direct support to arts organizations serving Bellevue and the Bellevue Arts Awards for honoring outstanding artists and arts supporters in Bellevue.

    The Arts Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month virtually via ZoomWebinar (formally 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

    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 (Vice-Chair) Term #2 ends 05/31/2024
    Maria Lau Hui (Chair) Term #2 ends 05/31/2023
    Lydia Aldredge Term #1 ends 05/312023
    Judy Gowdy Term #1 ends 05/312022
    Bhavna Bhargava Term #1 ends 05/31/2025
    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.

    September 07

    09/07/2021 Virtual*  Agenda Packet Minutes

    *The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting for September 7 will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here, https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/95850191619 using Password: 166336 or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 958 5019 1619 and Password: 166336. 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 PHONE # +1 253 215 8782, Webinar ID: 958 5019 1619 and Password: 166336.

    August 03

    No meeting - summer break

    June 01

    06/01/2021 Virtual*  Agenda Packet Minutes

    *The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting for June 1 will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here, https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/93232297113 using Password: 619768 or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 932 3229 7113 and Password: 619768. 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: 932 3229 7113 and Password: 619768.

    May 04

    05/04/2021 Virtual*  Agenda Packet Minutes

    *The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting for May 4 will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here, https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/93644607814  using Password: 573648 or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 936 4460 7814and Password: 573648. 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: 936 4460 7814 and Password: 573648.

    April 06

    04/06/2021 Virtual*  Agenda Packet Minutes

    *The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting for April 6, 2021, will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here,   https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/92144787935 using Passcode: 618937 or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 921 4478 7935 and Passcode: 618937. 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: 921 4478 7935, and Passcode: 618937.

    February 02

    02/02/2021 Virtual*  Agenda Packet Minutes

    *The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting for February 2, 2021, will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here,  https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/99038984980 using Passcode: 370199 or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 990 3898 4980 and Passcode: 370199. 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: 990 3898 4980, and Passcode: 370199.

    January 12

    01/12/2021 Virtual* and moved to the second Tuesday of the month Agenda Packet Minutes

    *The City of Bellevue Arts Commission meeting for January 12, 2021, will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting here,  https://cityofbellevue.zoom.us/j/93865536176 using Password: 638113 or by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 938 6553 6176 and Password: 638113. 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: 938 6553 6176, and Password: 638113.

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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

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    09/01/2020 Virtual Agenda Packet Minutes

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    08/04/2020 Virtual Agenda Packet Minutes

     

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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
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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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    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
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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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    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
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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
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    06/02/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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    04/07/2015 Agenda Packet Minutes
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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
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    06/03/2014 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