Bellevue Arts Museum FAMILY DAY

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Educational Hands-on Activities and Entertainment for Children of All Ages

Bellevue, WA – FAMILY DAY at Bellevue Arts Museum is planned for Sunday, November 6, 2005 from 11:00am – 5:30pm. The fun-filled activities and entertainment will take place on the Museum’s first floor and is being sponsored by the City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department. The activities and entertainment offered during the day are free to the public.

Children and parents alike will have an opportunity to participate in the following activities:

Beads, Wonderful Beads! A bead workshop for kids taught by internationally renowned bead artisan, David Chatt

Make a Mask workshop

Fantastic Felt making workshop

Exquisite Corpse drawing game led by artists Walt Leiberman and Cappy Thompson

Wood Beads! Native American bead workshop

The Art of Batik a workshop offering stamping and batik techniques

Sing along with Eric Herman music and song in Café Espresso Americano

Cultural Dances and Music from around the world will be presented during the afternoon adding to the festive atmosphere. Participating groups are:

Rose Cano will present bilingual songs and stories from Latino-American cultures from 12:30 – 1:00 pm

The Northern Star Dancers, an Alaska Native dance troupe from the Puget Sound area will perform the songs and dance with traditional regalia from the NW Coastal Cultural area from1:30 - 2:15.

Students from Rhythms of India will perform native dances from 3:30 to 4 pm.

Bellevue Arts Museum is located at 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. The Museum is at the corner of Bellevue Way NE and NE 6th, south of Lincoln Square and directly across the street from Bellevue Square Shopping Center.

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The vision of Bellevue Arts Museum is to illuminate and enrich the human spirit through art, craft and design. The Museum’s mission is to be the Pacific Northwest’s center for the exploration of art, craft and design through exhibition, educational programs and partnerships, emphasizing the work of regional artists.