Creative Streak-Meeting Options Showcase Creativity
When convening in the Greater Seattle area, the reigning cultural hub of the Pacific Northwest, attendees have access to a plethora of options that showcase creativity.
From a glass art venue in the "Emerald City" and a culinary arts facility in Seattle's Southside to a variety of museums, performance centers and more throughout Tacoma, Bellevue and Snohomish County, it's a snap for planners to incorporate a bit of the local arts scene into a meeting itinerary. Read complete story online, download a PDF of the article or read the Bellevue portion of the article below.
Bellevue's Northwest Arts Center, according to Sharon Linton, spokeswoman for Visit Bellevue Washington, hosts group events and also facilitates artsy hands-on opportunities for attendees.
"If you are looking for a team-building experience for your group, the pottery studio can hold up to 30 people and is available for rentals or instructor-led pottery or glass fusion parties," she says.
Another great option for hands-on fun is the KidsQuest Children's Museum, where interactive exhibits designed with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art and math are entertaining for kids of all ages.
Linton says the museum is available after-hours for private rentals.
"Companies or large groups can rent the museum for a more intimate evening of play and exploration, and KidsQuest staff members are always on-hand to help lead activities, facilitate programming or provide additional support as needed," she says.
Bellevue Arts Museum, a center for the exploration of art, craft and design located in downtown Bellevue, offers three event spaces for private gatherings before or after regular museum hours.
Rooftop cocktail parties in the Court of Light, meetings in the auditorium and seated dinners in the museum forum are among the possibilities.