Seattle, Washington loves its artists and craftspeople. The big city
that’s now dominated by huge tech companies has deep artistic roots. From its
incredible music culture to its many talented graphical artists, painters, and
designers, Seattle has an amazing scene. That’s what makes the area fitting for
the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair. Located in neighboring Bellevue, the
event is scheduled to take place July 26-28. It celebrates area artists, artisans,
and crafters while highlighting their gifts and introducing you to the things
that make Washington a hip place to visit. You’ll be inspired to find your own
inner artist after attending the Fair and getting to know its vendors.
While planning a
trip to the city, it’s important to first decide where to stay. Being in close
proximity to the Fair’s venue makes it easier for you to travel to the event.
You can easily take a cab or schedule a rideshare driver to pick you up. If
you’re really adventurous, you can walk and explore the different sights while
you go from Point A to Point B.
Staying in the Heart of All the Action
for Bellevue Square hotels, the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s East Side will likely come up in the search results.
It’s among the best options in the area because of the elevated services it
offers and a long list of amenities it provides. The spacious rooms are great
for relaxing after your long day of exploring the area. The W Bellevue is a
distinctive luxury hotel. Priding itself on its gorgeous design, this chic
space is great for artists and artistic souls, alike.
Art Museums Galore
In the time you
spend in Seattle between arrival and attending the Bellevue Arts and Crafts
Fair, you can check out one of the city’s many art museums. The Seattle Art
Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle Center/Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) are among the options you have while
staying in town. You’ll be able to see beautiful pieces of artwork and interact
with exhibits by spending an afternoon exploring one of these popular
Wide Open Spaces Offer Plenty of Inspiration
If people watching
is your thing or you love to be inspired by nature, you’ll love spending time
outdoors at the Bellevue Downtown Park and Meydenbauer Bay Waterfront or
Burke-Gilman Trail. Imagine the conversations you’ll overhear, the cool
patterns and textures you’ll discover outside, and all the incredible projects
you’ll be able to start once you’re home and have some art supplies and craft
materials to work with. Seattle delivers round-the-clock inspiration in less
obvious places such as its many parks, trails, and recreational areas.
Where to Dine
To start out, it’s
likely your hotel has a good in-house dining option. But if you want to get out
and explore, you’ve got some options. There are many area restaurants to choose
from including Daniel’s Broiler, 13 Coins, Joey Bellevue, and Fresh’N’More. There
is something for everyone to choose from and you’ll find that the chefs at
these restaurants are actually artisans, too.
Living the Life of a Creative While Vacationing in
The city of
Seattle encourages creativity. Now that you’ve seen its artisans and
craftspeople in action, you can embrace your inner artist more strongly. You’ll
be inspired by all the things you saw, ate, heard, and experienced in the city
and use it to fuel your creative projects. Your travel adventures to Washington will serve as a
fond reminder of what it’s like to live the life of an artist.