Why is it called an "arts" museum instead of an "art" museum? Because the Bellevue Arts Museum is "the Pacific Northwest's center for the exploration of art, craft and design..." This means that, in additional to traditional visual arts like painting and sculpture, BAM's exhibits explore the art in everyday things - things that people actually use and wear - like, say, furniture, or shoes.
Their current exhibit, Beth Levine, First Lady of Shoes is a perfect example. It showcases the work of footwear revolutionary Beth Levine, whose visionary designs for mules, stilettos, and fashion boots defined fashion footwear long before Sex and the City made Manolo and Choo household names.
Bellevue Arts Museum is located right across from Bell Square at 510 Bellevue Way NE and has FREE parking!
Mon - Thu 11 am - 5 pm
Fri 11 am - 8 pm
Sat & Sun 12 - 5 pm
Teen Tix admissions are $5.00 all day, every day. On Thursday, Teen Tix admission are 2 for $10, so bring a friend or family member!
For more information about Bellevue Arts Museum, check out their website: bellevuearts.org.