| Jul 21, 2015
This weekend the streets of Downtown Bellevue will be filled with friends and families alike looking to experience and maybe even take home a little bit of the mind of an artist. Over 300,000 fair-goers are expected to gather in the streets of Downtown for one of the nation’s largest art fairs featuring the Bellevue Festival of the Arts, the Bellevue ARTSfair and finally the 6th Street Fair, presented by The Bellevue Downtown Association.
The three-day event starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24th and runs through 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. Over 120 fair vendors and 111 jury-selected artists from all over the country will be set up on NE 6TH Street and 106th Avenue NE, ready to exhibit everything from hand-crafted jewelry to gardening and home décor, and don’t forget the live music that will be playing throughout the duration of the fair! We’ll even have a contest where three artists will win in the categories of Best Newbie, Best Booth, and Best in Show. They will be awarded a prime location placement at next year’s fair! There will be something for everyone who comes out to support the 6th Street Fair.
For those of you who are looking to add a little bit of flare to your bathroom essentials, we would suggest heading down to the Sierra Nevada Soap Co. One of our personal favorites, where we've managed to stock up on soap every chance we get—we suggest the eucalyptus bar. But whether you’re looking for a scent that will not only leave you feeling clean but also relaxed— with lavender vanilla bean, or feeling a little bit more adventurous, go and take a chance (well worth it) with the pale ale bar, you’re sure to find a fragrance for everyone in the family.
To the fair-goer who is looking to find a way to brighten up their home we haven’t left you out either. We have multiple artists who have brought some of their best work, including Elena Balekha who simply paints to bring joy and beauty into people’s lives. With her beautiful use of watercolors and oil paints it’s hard not to feel pure delight when you look at her work.
These are only two of our amazing artists who will be showcasing what they’ve made at the fair so make sure to check out all of them on our website!
With all the shopping and admiration of the arts going on you’ll need to find time to refuel, relax and grab a quick bite to eat, so there will be multiple food vendors to accommodate. From BBQ to Asian infused we at the BDA have laid out a nice variety for you fair-goers!
It’s going to be an exciting weekend filled with live music, arts and good food! We hope to see you all there! For more information about the 6th Street Fair and our featured artists, please visit our website here.
The 6th Street Fair is produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association, a non-profit, membership organization charged with leading the evolution of Downtown Bellevue as the economic and cultural heart of the Eastside. The 2015 6th Street Fair sponsors are the City of Bellevue, SRO, Bellevue Connection Madison Marquette, Bellevue Reporter, KBCS 91.3 FM, Virginia Mason,Bonterra, GEICO, BECU, Bathfitter, Voya, In The Loop, GA Creative, System Pavers, Alley III and Bella 3D Wood Maps.