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Bellwether 2019

September 13th — 22nd | Downtown Bellevue

10 days and 10 nights of art and experiences in downtown Bellevue! Join us for site-specific installations, live music, talks, culinary events and more.

This year’s theme is Taking Root, activated by a team of curators and artists who explore notions of identity and cultural exchange. Bellwether 2019 is co-curated by Angelina Villalobos, Anthony White, SassyBlack, Elisheba Johnson, Ellen Ito, John Boylan, Jonathan Zwickel, Michelle de la Vega, and Janet Galore.



Sept 13-22:
Indoor and outdoor art and installations throughout downtown Bellevue.


Key Events & Venues

Sun, Sept 15:
Conversations on Art & Culture
Bellevue Arts Museum

Sat, Sept 21, 7 PM:
PNW Super Soul All-Star Revue
Meydenbauer Center

September 13 – 22:
Today’s Special, a Bellwether Cafe
Bellevue Arts Museum
An interactive space around food, art and culture

Fri, Sept 13, 6:30 PM:
Opening Party
Bellevue Arts Museum

Sat, Sept 14, 7 PM:
Soul Selections Showcase
Meydenbauer Center

Sat, Sept 14 & Sat, 21, 1-5 PM:
While Supplies Last pop-up art market
Bellevue Arts Museum

More to come!

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Event Locations

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Bellwether is a free, 10-day, multi-disciplinary arts experience produced by the City of Bellevue in collaboration with Bellevue’s arts community and with guidance from the city’s Arts Commission. Thank you to our generous event partners: Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue Downtown Association, Madison Marquette, Meydenbauer Center, and Onni Group.

A bellwether is a sign of things to come. The name was chosen as a symbol of the overarching mission of the event: to showcase Bellevue’s creative future and to turn that future into reality.

Bellwether got its start as a biennial sculpture exhibition in 1992. Now in its 15th series, the event has evolved to encompass new forms of art and culture. Since 2018, Bellwether is held every year to harness the city’s growth and support artists year-round.

Support for Bellwether 2019 comes from the City of Bellevue.


Contact Joshua Heim, Arts Program Manager, 425.452.4105 or



We’ve archived Bellwether 2018 here.