Bellevue festivals fill downtown with artists, color | Photos

Thousands clogged the streets of Downtown Bellevue this weekend to celebrate the arts in three simultaneous festivals. The main show, put on by the Bellevue Arts Museum, had hundreds of artists showing their craftsmanship at the Bellevue Square parking garage.

A woman dances at the Bellevue Arts Fair in downtown as a part of the festival attractions.

Thousands clogged the streets of Downtown Bellevue this weekend to celebrate the arts in three simultaneous festivals. The main show, put on by the Bellevue Arts Museum, had hundreds of artists showing their craftsmanship at the Bellevue Square parking garage.

Children were invited to participate in a number of activities, including a chalk art demonstration, where they filled Sixth Street with drawings.

Live music and a few food vendors kept the crowds moving along. The event runs through Sunday night.

Laura Walton buys a small glass sculpture at the Bellevue Arts Festival. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

Artist Mike Capp works on a piece during the Bellevue Festival of the Arts. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

Dancers hang from artist Sarena Mann’s tent at the Bellevue Festival of the Arts. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

Lauren Monohan works on her contribution to the Towers Wonder. Children wrapped sticks in material and then added them to two towers. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

Artist David Smith, right, displayed his glassware at the Sixth Street Fair. He chats with Charles Friedman, who created the glass ornaments to the left. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

Brendan Wires performs at the Bellevue Sixth Street Fair July 28. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

Amelia, left, and Natalie Owens use street chalk on Sixth Street in Bellevue as a part of the Bellevue Arts Museum’s chalk art exhibit this weekend. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

Nancy Meyer, a festival goer, enjoys a display at the Bellevue Arts Fair on July 28. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

Mary Fesler and dog Jack respond to a caricature Nolan Harris, right, drew of the pooch. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

Crowds and artists filled the road behind Bellevue Square July 28 at the Bellevue Arts Fair. BY CELESTE GRACEY, BELLEVUE REPORTER

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