Public Art

We seek to be a vital platform for cultural exchange and creative inspiration. Since 1979, acclaimed artists such as Jaehyo Lee, James Fitzgerald, Albert Paley, John Grade and Judy Onofrio have filled the city with creativity and innovation. 

Bellevue Art Collection 

Over 70 permanent and portable artworks document the dynamic moments and complexities of Bellevue’s cultural life, and these pieces serve as an important resource for future generations. A segment of the collection is devoted to artworks that raise the discourse on the defining aspects of Bellevue’s civic life, exploring the diverse identities of our residents, converging cultures, international connections, technological currents, and the interplay between nature and the urban experience that make Bellevue’s environment unique. 

Current and Upcoming Projects

Explore upcoming Bellevue public art projects below.

Bellwether

This exhibition will feature over 50 different artists bringing new kinds of art, activation, and expression to Bellevue, and condensed into a ten-day span. In 2016, Bellwether continued to evolve incorporating performance art into the program with a series of monthly art walks featuring literary, music, and performance art in Downtown Bellevue.

BelRed Streetscape Plan & Artist Selection

The City of Bellevue is working to select an artist or artist team to lead the art and cultural planning of public art and other integrated creative features and cultural programs for the update of the BelRed Streetscape Plan. The selected artist or team will also be tasked with coming up with a minimum of three concepts for early implementation of the plan.

Downtown Park - Northeast Entrance

An artist will be working with the Bellevue Downtown Park design team to integrate a signature public art feature into a new park entrance. This project is currently in design.

130th Ave NE Streetscape

An artist will be working with the 130th Ave NE streetscape design team to integrate a series of public art features into the design of 130th Avenue NE from the future Spring Boulevard to NE 20th Street in BelRed. This project is currently in design.

Lattawood Park

Artists Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii will be developing designs for a public art project that will provide lighting to a pedestrian path in Lattawood Park. The selected artist team will work with the surrounding community to develop themes for the artwork. For more information about this project, please visit the Lattawood Park link to the left. This project is currently in design.

Grand Connection - Arts & Cultural Element

On December 11th, City Council adopted the Grand Connection Framework Plan which includes the arts and cultural element. The Grand Connection is a proposed pedestrian and bicycle corridor that spans from the future Meydenbauer Bay Park through Downtown, crossing I-405 and connecting to the Eastside Rail Corridor. The artists collective, SuttonBeresCuller, was selected to integrate arts and cultural components into the overall framework as it developed.

More information regarding the Grand Connection can be found at 
bellevuegrandconnection.com

Meydenbauer Bay Park

Artists Laura Brodax, Stuart Nakamura, and Adam McIsaac are creating artworks that will be integrated into the park. Themes for the artwork draw off of Bellevue's history and environment. Construction is underway.

Contact

Joshua HeimArts Program Manager

Telephone

(425) 452-4105

Email

jheim@bellevuewa.gov

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