By drawing on a talented community of artists, craftspeople, and designers, the Bellevue Arts Museum is able to curate an ever-changing exhibit hall that features both local and international works. What's more, the museum has been displaying new sights for nearly 70 years with it's focus on art, craft, & design. Read on to find out more about this Pacific Northwest gem.
The Beginning: In 1947, an arts fair organized by the Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Association showcased the many talented creators of the region—and shined a light on the need for a museum to house their work. The organizers of the fair would address that need by establishing the Bellevue Arts Museum.
The Museum: Opened as a gallery in 1975 in a former schoolhouse, BAM then moved to a former funeral home, then to the third floor of Bellevue Square. Finally, in 2001, it found a home of its own—a blocky, postmodern masterpiece designed by homegrown architect Steven Holl.
Since 1974, the talented folks at Museum Quality Framing have measured, matted, and framed families' most cherished artworks, memories, and keepsakes.
Each with an average of eight years of experience in his or her field, many of the staff members have backgrounds in art and photography, helping them to assist clients in the most helpful and insightful manner. Art restoration is also available for bringing old, faded photos or paintings back to their original luster, before they started wrinkling.
The craftsmen at New Dimensions Frame & Mirror do not mess around when it comes to custom framing. Not only do they handcraft each frame in-house, they use museum standards and conservation materials to protect prized pieces. They also boast a constantly rotating collection of artwork to fill empty frames, as well as custom mirrors that range from ornate to contemporary.
For those skilled in the creative arts, The Hang Up Frame Shoppe and Gallery is home to some of the finest works in Bellevue.
It's certainly time you stopped reading about this museum with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
You'll love the amazing museum of Elements Gallery in Bellevue with its dozens of art pieces.
Don't deny your stomach an immaculate meal when you try this museum's restaurant.
Elements Gallery is surrounded by endless parking, including options for valet, street and garage parking.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue features a wide array of creative art pieces that tell a story.
Check out the restaurant at this museum for a delicious meal.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.