The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a juried fine art and craft fair located beautiful Bellevue Washington on the shores of Lake Washington. Its prime open-air location along Bellevue Way and NE 8th just north of Bellevue Square, is in the heart of a vibrant and growing city that champions the arts. Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, close to Seattle and other growing communities, Bellevue Festival of the Arts draws enthusiastic crowds for a fun-filled weekend of amazing artwork, local music, delicious food and a children’s activity tent, Aubrey’s Art Corner. The festival is free to the public and attendees get to meet the artists and craftspeople in person, often developing long-standing relationships and ever-expanding collections. Produced by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest, and organized by artists, the Festival of the arts was founded in 1984 with the mission of giving back and continues to support a variety of non-profits with proceeds from the festival. Celebrating its 34th year in 2018, the festival features 175 of the most talented and popular artisans and craftspeople from the Northwest and beyond. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts takes place annually during the last full weekend in July in downtown Bellevue, Washington along with two art fairs, Bellevue Art Museum’s Artsfair and Bellevue’s 6th Street Fair.
2018 Bellevue Festival of the Arts: July 27-29, 2018 Fri & Sat 10 -8 Sun 10 -6
The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a committed community partner and the proceeds from the festival are donated to various local and global charities. The festival also works in partnership with local educators and features local non profits in the festival.