July 21-October 18 at the Washington State Convention Center
Celebration is the first-ever exhibit featuring emerging and established literary, media and visual artists from Washington State and beyond who have participated in Artist Trust’s EDGE Professional Development Program since its inception in 2003. Check out Artist Trust’s website for special events throughout the run of the exhibit, including literary readings, film screenings, and a reception September 7!
44 pieces of original sculpture and installations are now on view in and around Bellevue City Hall and the Downtown Park. The exhibition will run until October 21, and free maps are available at Bellevue City Hall. More details from The Bellevue Scene.
Congratulations to the participating artists, and Mary Pat Byrne (Arts Specialist at the City of Bellevue) for creating another amazing display! Do any EAC members have photos they could share here?
Eastside Association of Fine Arts GALLERY
You and your friends are invited to our exhibition “Anything Goes” June 25 – August 24, 2012
Grand Opening Reception
July 19, 12:30 – 8:00pm
following SDC’s 3rd Thursday lecture
EAFA Gallery, Suite P292, Seattle Design Center,
5701 6th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98107
Free and open to the public. Free parking.
Mon. – Fri.. 9:00am – 5:00pm
4Culture and King County Parks are pleased to present The Long Walk, 2012.
Artist Susan Robb and 50 self-selecting participants will walk the Regional Trails System (RTS) over the course of four days – July 26th through 29th – from Golden Gardens Park to Snoqualmie Falls. Along the route they will experience a shift in their sense of time, a new understanding of the local geography, and the creation of an interstitial culture.
Reservations for this time-based, open-source, and socially engaged art event are available to the public starting Wednesday, June 20th at 1pm via Brown Paper Tickets.
Participation is free and open to anyone 21+ who can hike an average of 18 miles/day! Limited to 50 people on a first-come, first-served basis, spots will fill quickly.
The 5th Annual Bellevue Jazz Festival kicks off May 30, 2012, with a powerhouse lineup of international jazz icons, regional artists and top student talent. With more than 40 shows, the 2012 festival runs May 30 to June 3. Tickets and full details at bellevuejazz.com
Headliner acts featuring the Clayton Brothers Quintet, Booker T. Jones and the Hubert Laws Quintet will perform at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center. Festival goers can also take in free concerts by an array of local jazz artists and student musicians in restaurants, bars, and cultural venues throughout downtown Bellevue.
The Bellevue Jazz Festival is produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association, in collaboration with Earshot Jazz Executive Director John Gilbreath on this year’s artist selection. Sponsors include the City of Bellevue, Microsoft, Washington Federal, 4Culture, KING 5, KPLU 88.5, KBCS 91.3, Bellevue Reporter, 425 Magazine, Smooth In Seattle, Gravity Design and Bake’s Place.
The 2012 Special Projects funding guidelines are now available here: http://www.bellevuewa.gov/arts_special_projects_funding.htm
Applications are due May 21st at 5:00 p.m.
There’s a workshop on April 23rd at City Hall at 3:30 in room 1E-112. This will be a good time to get questions answered about the program and application in general and your project in particular.
Questions and more info: contact Mary Pat Byrne, email@example.com , 425-452-4105.
Mary Pat writes: Unfortunately, our total Eastside Arts Partnerships and Special Projects funding for 2012 was reduced by 25% in order to help balance a $6 million shortfall in the City’s general operating budget. The Arts Commission will make its recommendations on how to apply the reduction after they’ve reviewed both the EAP and Special Projects applications. The intention is to make this a one-year-only reduction.
The Bellevue Arts Program is extending the call for entries to April 16th for Bellwether 2012: reGeneration.
Bellwether is a 3-month sculpture and installation exhibition with over 40 indoor and outdoor venues in downtown Bellevue. Artists receive an honorarium, reimbursement allowance, insurance, free professional installation, and more.
Details and application at: http://www.bellevuewa.gov/bellwether2012.htm . Questions and more info: contact Mary Pat Byrne, firstname.lastname@example.org , 425-452-4105.