Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair

Celebrating 76 years!

July 29, 30 & 31, 2022
Bellevue Square & Bellevue Arts Museum

 

Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the largest award-winning arts & crafts festival in the Northwest. We are committed to handmade excellence and supporting national designers, artists, and craftspeople. Shop from over 300 inspiring artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and art. This marketplace represents modern, traditional, and emerging work.

In addition to this unique shopping experience, BAM Arts Fair offers free programming including BAM exhibitions, online marketplace, Kids Fair, the Sound & Movement Stage, food trucks, and much more. Since 1947, BAM Arts Fair has been the annual gathering place for our community and a wonderful way to connect to the world of art, craft & design! 

 

 

 

Exhibitors

Bellevue Square, Main Fair Site

Friday - Saturday, 10am - 9pm

Sunday, 11am - 7pm

Shop from over 300 inspiring artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and art at Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair. 

 

Map & Directions

Directions to Bellevue Square

I-405
Take the NE 4th Street (Exit 13A) west exit. From NE 4th Street, continue straight (west) cross Bellevue Way & turn right around Bellevue Square for easiest parking into the garages.

I-90 E
Take the Bellevue Way exit heading north. Take a left (west) on NE 4th Street and turn right around Bellevue Square for easiest parking into the garages.

520 E
Take the Bellevue Way exit heading south. Take a right (west) on NE 4th Street and turn right around Bellevue Square for easiest parking into the garages.

Parking
Parking is plentiful and free (or free with validation) at the Bellevue Collection.

Find complete driving and parking directions to the Bellevue Collection here

Valet service available at:
Bellevue Square: Northeast & Northwest Parking Garages on Level 1
Bellevue Place: Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Lincoln Square: Westin Bellevue

Permit parking only in the Bellevue Arts Museum parking garage.

Public Transportation
Bellevue Arts Museum Fair is easily reachable by bus. Visit www.ChooseYourWayBellevue.org, Metro Transit or Sound Transit to plan your trip today!

 

Kids Fair

Bellevue Arts Museum

Friday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm

 

BAM Fair isn’t just for grownups! Kids and their families are invited to join us at the Museum for a fun weekend of hands-on art projects, games, and gallery activities. All are welcome, but most stations are best-suited for ages 3-10. Free.

 

Free Admission

Bellevue Arts Museum

Friday - Saturday, 11am - 8pm

Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Bellevue Arts Museum Fair starts at BAM. One of a few museums in the nation dedicated to the exploration of art, craft, and design, BAM offers an exciting mix of art created in the Northwest and around the world. Take a break from the heat (we hope!) and be swept away by the dynamic exhibitions. Free.

 

BAMboozle Stage

Bellevue Square, Macy's Fountain

Friday – Sunday

Calling kids of all ages! Come check out this awesome stage featuring local music and dance for kids. Enjoy our bubble area, craft activity, & exciting performances. 

Located in the Macy's Fountain Area directly across the street from the Museum. Free.

 

Sound & Movement Stage

Bellevue Square, Center Court

Friday – Sunday

The Sound & Movement lineup includes local musicians and performing artists from 4Culture's Touring Arts Roster. Support your local artists and get down in downtown Bellevue. Located in Center Court, Bellevue Square. Free.

 

Chalk it up!

6th St.

Friday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Legal for one weekend only! Come and chalk graffiti NE 6th Street. Located outside of Bellevue Arts Museum. Free.

 

The Carol Duke Artist Awards of Excellence

Join us on Friday, July 29, to honor and surprise our ten Carol Duke Artist Awards of Excellence winners.

 

2019 Award Winners

Barbara Bouman Jay

Barbara Bouman Jay at MUSE Ranch
CA
barbaraboumanjay.com

Tenisha Dotstry

Ten Dots LLC
DC
tendotstextiles.com

Han-Yin Hsu

ANNXANNDESIGN
WA
annxannxdesign

Sarah Kaye

SKaye Ceramics
WA
skayeceramics.com

Eric Leiberman

Leiberman Glass
WA

Peter Mataya

Mataya Studios
WA
petermataya.com

Justin Nelson

Fernweh Woodworking
OR
fernwehwoodworking.com

Marian Schoettle

Mau Conceptual Clothing
NY
mau2019.com

Anna M. White

Feldspar Studio & Gallery
MD
feldspargallery.com

Mark Zirinsky

Studio Z
CO
studio-z.org

2019 Awards Jurors

 

Anne Foster
Incoming Docent President
Bellevue Arts Museum


Benedict Heywood
Executive Director & Chief Curator
Bellevue Arts Museum


Patricia Resseguie
President
Northwest Designer Craftsmen

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