Find Your Inner Artist While Visiting Seattle

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

While searching 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 attractions.

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 Seattle

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.