WHERE CAN GUESTS PARK FOR THE EVENT?
Bellevue Arts Museum has a complimentary underground parking garage that holds up to 68 parking spaces, including four designated disabled spots. The garage entrance is located adjacent to the Museum and can be entered when heading north on Bellevue Way NE. Additional public lots can be found in the area surrounding the Museum.
WHAT ARE THE EVENT HOURS? DOES THIS TIME INCLUDE SET-UP AND CLEAN-UP?
The Museum Forum, Auditorium, Community Education Gallery, Galleries and the Court of Light are available for private events when the Museum is closed to the public. The Auditorium space is available to rent by the hour during most public hours.
We allot 6 hours total for Forum and Court of Light events: 2 hours for set-up, 3 hours for the event with guests and 1 hour for clean-up. For additional set-up or clean-up time, please speak with the Special Events Manager.
|Tuesday - Sunday||11am - 5pm|
|Free First Friday||11am - 8pm|
|Monday||Closed to the public, available for private events|
CAN GUESTS ATTENDING A PRIVATE EVENT VIEW THE GALLERIES?
Forum and Court of Light facility-use fees include group admission to the Museum galleries. We encourage all guests to view the exhibitions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.
During Museum hours, Auditorium facility use includes group admission to the Museum galleries. Auditorium facility use outside Museum hours does not include admission to the Museum galleries. Please speak with the Special Events Manager to reserve admission passes for your guests at group rates.
WHAT EXHIBITION AND ART WILL BE ON DISPLAY WHEN I HAVE MY EVENT?
Exhibitions at Bellevue Arts Museum change frequently. We cannot guarantee that art will not change between time of booking and the event. Please speak with the Special Events Manager about which exhibitions will be on display.
To view current and upcoming exhibition information, please visit the exhibitions pages >
WHAT OTHER COSTS WILL I INCUR BESIDES THE FACILITY-USE CHARGE?
A 10% net food and beverage charge is assessed by the Exclusive Caterers and paid to Bellevue Arts Museum. Auditorium rental outside Museum hours will incur additional security fees.
OTHER POSSIBLE COSTS?
A refundable security deposit of $500, in addition to the facility-use fee and non-refundable deposit is also required. A credit card must be provided for all security deposits. The security deposit will be held for costs incurred by Bellevue Arts Museum in relation to your event. This may include, but is not limited to: restoration of the Museum to the original condition, damage caused by the Facility User during the period of the event, overtime hours incurred by Museum Security and/or Museum Personnel. If part or all of the refundable security deposit is withheld, an explanation will be sent within two weeks of the event. No date shall be deemed to be "reserved" until the non-refundable deposit is received and transacted by Bellevue Arts Museum.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL MY EVENT?
In the event that the Facility User cancels the event after the agreement has been signed, 25% of the estimated costs will be charged. Refunds are processed after the scheduled date of the event. If the Facility User cancels the event within 12 weeks of the scheduled date, 50% of the estimated costs will be charged. If the Facility User cancels the function within four weeks of the scheduled date, full charges will be assessed.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations due to weather are non-refundable.
Changing a date is treated as a cancellation, therefore the above penalties will apply. Rebooking the event will incur new charges at the prevailing rate.
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT CATERER THAN ONE THAT IS LISTED ON YOUR EXCLUSIVE CATERING LIST?
All food and beverage service, including alcohol, must be provided and served only through one of the Museum's Exclusive Caterers. Outside food or catering is not permitted.
Exceptions may apply none of our Exclusive Caterers can meet the dietary needs of the Facility User and guests.
WHAT KIND OF DECORATIONS CAN I HAVE AT MY EVENT?
All decorations, signage and art projects must be approved two weeks in advance from the date of the event. Click here to download the Bellevue Arts Museum Special Events Guidelines or ask the Special Events Manager. Glitter and/or helium balloons are not permitted. All candles must be placed in votives or vases. Open flames are prohibited.
IS THERE A PLACE FOR GUESTS TO SMOKE DURING THE EVENT?
Bellevue Arts Museum is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Museum. Guests wishing to smoke may do so on the northeast side of the building where ashtrays are located.
CAN GUESTS TAKE PICTURES OR RECORD VIDEOS OF THE ART?
Photography and videography for personal, non-commercial use are allowed in the Museum Forum (1st floor) and the Court of Light (3rd floor).
Photography and videography are not permitted in the 2nd and 3rd floor galleries due to restrictions in lender agreements.
To request the use of images for commercial and/or publicity purposes, please email Director of Marketing and PR, Tanja Baumann, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of the image, what it will be used for and how Bellevue Arts Museum will be credited.
WHEN USING THE MUSEUM WHAT EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED?
Depending on which facility-use package you select, Bellevue Arts Museum has the following equipment available:
|FORUM OR OTHER PUBLIC AREAS|
Images (left to right): Photo: Derya San Photography; Photo: Lisa Dupar Catering; Photo: Dan DeLong/Red Box Pictures