The Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair will celebrate 71 years this weekend.
From July 28-30, the event will showcase handmade crafts and art from more than 300 artists, making it the largest, award-winning arts and craft festival in the Northwest. The ARTSfair will feature national designers, artists and craftspeople with modern, traditional and emerging work.
In addition to shopping for art, fair-goers can enjoy Bellevue Arts Museum exhibitions, the KIDSfair, the sound and movement stage and food trucks. The fair has been an annual gathering place for the community since 1947, when it was known as the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair. Now, the museum’s ARTSfair is among three total arts events held on the same weekend each July and collectively known as Bellevue’s annual art celebration. The Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSFair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., July 28-29 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 30 at the Bellevue Square and the museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE.
Bellevue residents can expect several road closures during the arts celebration, as more than 300,000 people are expected to attend. For a complete list of road closures and suggested transportation alternatives, visit bellevuewa.gov/city-news/arts-fair-weekend-2017 or www.bellevuearts.org/artsfair