August 2017 Around Town

Bellevue Arts Museum to showcase new stop motion film by 
independent animator Tess Martin

Bellevue Arts Museum will be showcasing an installation of work by independent animator Tess Martin, featuring her new stop-motion animated film, “Ginevra.” Alongside the film presentation will be exhibited several physical paper cutouts from the film. Martin is an independent Northwest animator who works with cutouts, ink, paint, sand or objects. Her films have displayed at galleries and festivals worldwide. The exhibition will be on view concurrently with Cut Up/Cut Out, an exhibition from the Bedford Gallery in California of national and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting. Tess Martin: Ginevra is on view at Bellevue Arts Museum through October 22. Visit for more information.


City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services has partnered with Charles Schwab to bring you a movie every Tuesday night through August 29 at Downtown Park. Join your friends and family for a night of free admission, free pre-movie entertainment and free popcorn. The series also features various nonprofit agencies, which the audience can participate in by donating to the many programs and services the agency provides our community-in-need. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. and the movies will start at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.


Bellevue Botanical Garden Society hosts 6th Annual Arts in the Garden event

Discover more than 40 artists and a wide variety of sculpture and garden art at the Bellevue Botanical Garden for this fun 6th Annual event hosted by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. All the art among the flowerbeds and woodlands of the garden is available for purchase. The free event is August 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Copper Kettle in the Shorts House at the garden.