Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bellevue Arts Festival

So yeah, I've gotta do another post about another show this weekend. This coming weekend is the Bellevue Arts Fair extravaganza.

It's actually three different shows, all going on simultaneously in downtown Bellevue. The Bellevue Arts Museum show, which has changed it's name to something so long and redundant that I can't even remember it, is the fancy pants one in the garage of the Bellevue Square Mall. It's completely fine art and is the biggest draw for national artists to come out here. Another one, which used to be called Rest of the Best but also changed their name to somethigng boring and unremarkable, is located in the Cost Plus parking lot across the street from Bell Square. Also more traditional art categories and lots of lovely folks there.

And then there is the Sixth Street Fair. Now, this is not the poor cousin of art shows - it's just an extension of folks who show locally, and they in fact allow other categories like traditional crafts, which are not allowed in the other two shows. Soapmaking is obviously not high end art. So the only show that me and others like me can even participate in, is Sixth Street. And believe me, there are some very lovely artists in our show too. All kinds of things, from furniture to glass, pottery, jewelry, woodworking - but also soap, candles, fabric arts etc., gift items that don't require a year's worth of salary to invest in. There are 120 artists, food booths and music stages over our way. Anyhoo, if you've got time, it's nice to visit the whole entire circus and see everything. The weather is supposed to be perfect - sunny and 70's - no better type of day to wander around and be wowed by creativity and beauty.

Here are the details:

6th Street Fair (link for more info)

Dates: July 27, 28, 29
Hours: Fri-Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm

Soapworks Studio Booth Location: I'm located in booth #C-3, on 106th near the corner of 6th, right in front of the California Pizza Kitchen, facing east towards the Bellevue Galleria complex - same spot as last year.

Free or cheap parking, or shuttle info: HERE