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Bellevue Arts Fair

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Bellevue Arts Fair: creative fun for the whole family

Arts, crafts, music and hands-on activities July 29-31.

Expose your kids to the creative minds and energies of hundreds of artists during the largest arts and crafts festival in
the Northwest, July 28-30, 2023.

First launched in 1947, Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair showcases the handmade crafts and art of more than 300 artists. With that much creativity on the streets, there’s something sure to capture the attention of every member of the family.

Not to mention, there’s a lot to do here, from free museum exhibitions to art vendor booths to music, food trucks and more.

Do the words “arts festival” sound a little too lofty for a family outing? Have no fear. This arts extravaganza isn’t just for grownups. Kids and families are invited to step into Bellevue Arts Museum Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., for hands-on art projects, games and gallery activities. All are welcome, but most stations are best-suited for ages 3-10.

The younger set will also enjoy the BAMboozle Stage featuring local music just for kids. Not to mention, a bubble area and crafts.

Bring your sidewalk chalk! Your family is invited to create chalk art and graffiti all along the closed portions of NE 6th Street (outside Bellevue Arts Museum) from Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fair runs July 29-31 at Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum.

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