Newport Hills/Lake Heights Art
|An art selection panel is recommending the proposed design for Newport Hills-Lake Heights public art be constructed, and will present its recommendation to the Arts Commission at the commission's Nov. 1 meeting, 4 p.m. in City Hall. The commission will hold a public hearing to take comments from citizens before it votes on whether to endorse the panel's recommendation.|
Newport Hills and Lake Heights residents have been working with Bellevue Arts Program staff and artist Bruce Myers to develop a pair of bus shelter treatments and additional public art that would enhance neighborhood character and add to a sense of place along 119th Avenue Southeast between Southeast 56th and 60th streets, the area's neighborhood business district.
Between Oct. 3 and 19, a model and other information about the proposed public art design were on display at the Newport Hills Community Church, and neighborhood residents were invited to leave written comments on the proposal, either there in the comment box or online. Thirty comments were received.
On Oct. 25 the art selection panel reviewed the comments and voted to recommend to the Arts Commission that the city build this project.
A pair of bus shelter treatments and an additional artwork intended to reflect and enhance the character of the Newport Hills and Lake Heights neighborhoods are being designed. An outgrowth of a 2009 neighborhood identity project for new neighborhood entry signs, this Neighborhood Public Art project is designed to foster collaborative artist-community work.
Here is more information on the project: