Northwest Arts Center

The Northwest Arts Center provides year-round recreation and arts programming for children of all ages, adults, seniors, and adults with disabilities. Affordable program offerings include multi-media art, watercolor, acrylic painting, young child art and movement classes, fitness, cooking, ceramics, glass fusion and dance. The Kirkland Art Center and a number of cultural education and art agencies also offer programming at this community center. 

The Northwest Arts Center also provides facility space for rent (at NWAC and Robinswood Barn), coordinates large city events (Bellevue Family 4th) and provides recreation programs at the Bellevue Main Club, Robinswood Barn and for Art on the Go! programs (at various city facilities). 

Upcoming Events

Peep!  Peep!  
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Make cheerful chicks that peek out of decorated eggs, as well as other springtime creatures.  Music and an egg hunt will round off our morning of fun!  This is a child and caregiver class.

  • Instructor:  Miss Karen
  • Ages:  2 to 5 years (plus caregiver)
  • Fee:  $21/resident and $26/non-resident
  • Pre-registration:  Required
  • Info and to register: or 425-452-4106, course 1900372  

Northwest Arts Center Programs - Winter 2019 
Northwest Arts Center Program & Camps - Spring/Summer Brochure 
Afterschool Arts Program Flyer
Creative Kids Day Camps Flyer  

Child Information Disaster Release Form

The Northwest Arts Center provides year-round recreation and art-focused programming for all ages, designed to meet the needs of the community.  Program offerings include: fitness, music, dance, martial arts, and a wide variety of art programs for all ages.

The 3,880 square-foot community center features multi-purpose meeting rooms, and dance/art studio for rentals, community events, birthday parties and facility rentals.

Located just north of downtown Bellevue, off of Bellevue Way and on NE 24th Street, Northwest Arts Center is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood setting with ample parking.

Recreation Programs for adults offered downtown

Bellevue Parks & Community Services now offers arts, fitness and education programming at the new Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue Main Club (209 100th Ave. NE), conveniently located across the street from the west side of Downtown Park.  

More info:

Public Art at Northwest Arts Center

The Northwest Arts Center is home to two outdoor sculptures - Visions of the Deep by Dudley Carter and Amore by John Kennedy.  The tile mural is by Sepp Mayrhuber.

Northwest Arts Center public art flyer

Inclement Weather Plan

Call 425-452-4106 before travelling to Northwest Arts Center to ensure the facility is open.

In the event of inclement weather, the Parks & Community Services Department will make every effort to communicate the status of facilities and programs, special events and rentals. Administration will decide whether to cancel a program or close a facility based upon the safety of participants and employees and the ability to appropriately staff programs and facilities.

As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, Parks & Community Services Department classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day. If the Bellevue School District is on a delayed schedule, call the facility for an updated status report.  Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level.  If you are unable to reach the facility, call the Parks & Community Services Department's general information number at 425-452-6885. Inclement weather can affect park use and trail conditions. Please use caution when visiting park sites during poor weather, as trails and other park facilities may become wet and slippery. Park trails may be closed.



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9825 NE 24th St

Business Hours

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Available for Rental Saturday & Sunday



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