BAM ARTSfair celebrates its 77th year

June 28, 2023
Images: Bellevue Arts Museum


June 28, 2023

Contact: Priyanka Parmanand

Phone: 425.519.0755

[email protected]

Bellevue, WA – Bellevue Arts Museum is celebrating the 77th BAM ARTSfair next month, July 28, 29, & 30 at Bellevue Arts Museum and Bellevue Square.

BAM ARTSfair brings some of the nation's most talented artists to the Pacific Northwest. This year's line-up includes 300+ independent artists, selected by a jury panel. This competitive process is designed to ensure diversity and superior quality. The fair features a variety of artists working in different media—from wood, glass, ceramics, to paint—there is something for everyone at BAM ARTSfair.

The fair also features an exciting mix of community programs, free admission to BAM, live music, and more. Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast searching for the next piece to add to your collection or are just looking to have some fun, BAM ARTSfair is a destination for everyone who loves art. Plus, it's free.

Programs include community art-making, live performances, local food stands and the ever-so-fun KIDSfair. The BAMboozle Stage features local music and dance performances. Admission to BAM is complimentary throughout the entire festival.

BAM ARTSfair started in 1947, attracting 30,000 people to the then small town of Bellevue. Both the city and the fair have grown over the years. Today the fair attracts thousands of people to Bellevue over the final weekend of July and provides a viable marketplace for over 300 independent makers each year. Notable artists including Dale Chihuly, Chuck Close, and Patti Warashina have all participated over the years as well as a number of up-and-coming craftspeople and artists. Bellevue Arts Museum is proud of this unique legacy and looks forward to hosting BAM ARTSfair for many years to come.


Quick Facts

What: Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair

When: Friday – Sunday, July 28, 29 & 30, 2023

Where: Bellevue Arts Museum & Bellevue Square

Tickets: Free (including free admission to BAM)


Hashtag: #BAMartsfair


Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm


Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners!

Bellevue Arts Museum is proud to partner with the following companies and organizations on the 2023 BAM ARTSfair: The Bellevue Collection, Amazon, Microsoft, PNC, Swire Coca-Cola USA, BECU, RENEWAL by ANDERSEN. Media sponsors include: The Seattle Times, KCTS 9, 425 Magazine, and KNKX.


About BAM

Bellevue Arts Museum provides a public forum for the community to contemplate, appreciate, and discuss visual culture. We work with audiences, artists, makers, and designers to understand our shared experience of the world.