Art Museums in Bellevue

Whether you’re an art connoisseur or just appreciate the visual arts, you’ll find several phenomenal museums in downtown Bellevue waiting to be explored. Make it easy on your group and travel together on one of our spacious minibuses or full-sized charter buses. With plush seats, entertainment systems, and awesome amenities like WiFi, your crew can get hyped for the artistic journey ahead. Here are three top art institutions you won’t want to miss: Bellevue is home to not one, but two Smithsonian-affiliated art museums that showcase extraordinary collections spanning continents and centuries. The Bellevue Arts Museum and PACCAR Pavilion together form a world-class art complex right in the heart of the city’s art scene. Get ready to be dazzled by contemporary works, gorgeous craft art pieces, and stunning exhibitions celebrating the creativity and cultures of the Pacific Rim.

Bellevue Arts Museum

Don’t let the contemporary exterior fool you – inside the Bellevue Arts Museum you’ll discover a wide array of art forms from ancient times to the present day. Pottery, textiles, sculptures, and mixed media installations are all part of the museums’ vast permanent collection. The museum also hosts rotating exhibitions from renowned artists and emerging creative visionaries. Be sure to check out the museum’s sculpture garden during your visit!

Address: 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: (425) 519-0770

PACCAR Pavilion

Just steps from the Bellevue Arts Museum is the PACCAR Pavilion, a visually striking structure with a distinctive sloped roof housing an expansive art gallery space. Inside you’ll find works from the museum’s collection of Northwest coast indigenous art as well as traveling exhibitions celebrating the diverse cultures and creativity of the Pacific Rim nations. Don’t miss the mesmerizing glass art installations by iconic Chihuly in the pavilion’s grand lobby.

Address: 701 Arts Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: (425) 519-0770

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Okay, so this one isn’t technically in Bellevue, but we’d be remiss not to mention the world-famous Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit just across Lake Washington in Seattle. See the breathtaking, vibrant glassworks of locally-based artist Dale Chihuly at their finest in this stunning indoor and outdoor exhibition space. Walk through the glasshouse and be surrounded by Chihuly’s iconic glass creations, before venturing into the lush outdoor garden to experience his large-scale sculptures under the natural Pacific Northwest light.

Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Phone: (206) 753-4940

Performing Arts in Bellevue

After exploring Bellevue’s incredible array of museums and galleries, you’ll definitely want to experience some live entertainment. This artsy city is home to acclaimed performing arts venues showcasing everything from Broadway musicals and classical concerts to comedy shows, talks with renowned authors and more. Round up your crew and ride in style to these top-notch performing arts destinations: For a quintessential theater experience, look no further than the Meydenbauer Center Theatre. This state-of-the-art venue hosts touring Broadway productions, live music concerts across genres, dance performances, comedy acts and beyond. Another prime spot for catching all types of live entertainment is the Bellevue Youth Theatre, despite its name this intimate theater welcomes performers and audiences of all ages to its charming proscenium space downtown.

Meydenbauer Center Theatre

Catch your favorite Broadway musical or get tickets to see that hot new band everyone’s raving about – it’s all happening at the gorgeous Meydenbauer Center Theatre. This cutting-edge performing arts venue opened in 1993 and has been bringing top-tier entertainment to Bellevue ever since. With a massive 52,000 square foot event hall and plush seating for over 400, the Meydenbauer is perfect for big group outings. Just let us know and we’ll shuttle your whole crew over in a private charter bus!

Address: 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: (425) 450-3810

Bellevue Youth Theatre

Don’t let the name fool you – while the Bellevue Youth Theatre does feature regular youth theatre productions, it welcomes performers and audiences of all ages to its charming downtown venue. Catch cult-favorite musicals, dramas, comedies and more from local theatre troupes at this intimate proscenium theatre. With just under 300 seats, you’ll feel right in the heart of the action no matter where you’re seated. The Bellevue Youth Theatre frequently partners with schools and community groups too, making it a prime spot for an artsy field trip.

Address: 16051 NE 10th St, Bellevue, WA 98008

Phone: (425) 452-7155

Meydenbauer Center

In addition to its celebrated theatre space, the massive Meydenbauer Center complex is also home to a massive convention hall frequently used for expos, corporate events, galas and more. If your group or organization needs a truly grand event space, look no further than Meydenbauer’s 72,000 square foot grand ballroom. This pillarless hall is perfect for hosting everything from tradeshows to fundraising dinners, conferences and conventions. Work with our team to arrange a fleet of charter buses for seamless group transportation for your blockbuster event!

Address: 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: (425) 637-1020

Enjoy Your Time with Party Bus Bellevue

There’s so much to see and do on the artistic side of Bellevue, the last thing you want is transportation issues putting a damper on your group’s fun. When you book with Party Bus Bellevue, you can sit back and enjoy the ride in one of our premium buses or motor coaches while we handle all the logistics. Just give us a call at 425-201-4749 and let’s get the party started on your way to Bellevue’s top arts and culture hotspots!