The annual Bellevue Arts Festival will feature live music, art exhibitions and workshops


Photo credit: Bellwether 2021, Ville de Bellevue

the annual Bellevue arts festival, Warning 2021, takes place September 9-19. The biennial sculpture exhibition, which began in 1992, now features various art forms and supports local artists.

This year, Bellwether will feature art exhibitions, live music, pop-up art exhibitions, artist-led panel discussions and workshops.

There will be two free concerts at the Meydenbauer Center Theater on September 11 and at Bellevue Downtown Park on September 18.

The month of September will include works of art on display at the Bellevue Arts Museum and the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. The Bellevue Art Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Bellevue Botanical Gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. Masks are mandatory inside.

Bellwether is a free multidisciplinary art experience produced by the City of Bellevue in collaboration with the Bellevue Arts Community and with guidance from the City of the Arts Commission.


  • Morning | Bellevue Downtown Park Catherine Cross Uehara: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER!
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Bellevue Arts Museum
    Swallowing the Silence: A Discussion of Power and Censorship in the Arts


  • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | The show starts and ends at the Bellevue Arts Museum
    Anida Yoeu Ali: The Red Chador: Genesis I
  • 11 am – 4 pm | Bellevue Botanical Garden Gustavo Martinez: the inner guardian
  • 11 am – 5 pm | Bellevue Arts Museum Jesus Benavente: we built it with the weapons you gave us
  • Live music evening | Meydenbauer Theater
    Theme: Resilience – Honoring our first responders, paramedics and essential workers


  • 11 am – 5 pm | Bellevue Arts Museum
    Full disclosure: ephemeral art exhibition and market
  • Live music in the afternoon and evening | Bellevue Downtown Park Theme: Community – Celebrating the Rich Cultural Diversity of the Eastside

For a full list of events, descriptions, artist biographies and more, visit the website.


William E. Bennett

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