Arts Without Barriers



ARTS WITHOUT BARRIERS CELEBRATION

ABOUT

Arts Without Barriers is a celebration of free, live performances by Eastside artists at Eastside locations. With a theme of “Music in Spring”, this year’s celebration will feature local artists performing family friendly music sets at various locations throughout Bellevue and Redmond for a period of 10 weeks starting April 5 – June 5.  Adhering to all Covid safety measures, we are not encouraging mass gatherings, but offering a little joy, a little song, and a little life after a long, cold, and quiet pandemic Winter.

PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS

Partners and Collaborators include the City of Bellevue, the Bellevue Downtown Association, OneRedmond, and our Arts Without Barriers location sites which include Marketplace at Factoria, Bellevue Collection, Bellevue Library, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Mayuri Redmond Town Center, Buoyant Pavilion at Redmond’s Downtown Park, and Evergreen City Ballet. Additional potential location sites are still in discussion.

PACE is contracting with Gigs4U to provide the Eastside talent that will perform 2-hour music sets throughout the duration of the celebration. Gigs4U is a local company that connects the Northwest’s top performers with performance opportunities at SeaTac International Airport, Downtown Seattle Association, the City of Seattle’s Busker Programs, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, Seafair, corporate events and many other places.

SPONSORS

It is through the generous support
of these fine sponsors that this year’s
Arts Without Barriers Celebration
is made possible:

Moe and Suzy Krabbe
Kaye-Smith

INAUGURAL CELEBRATION EVENTS

APRIL

KidsQuest Children’s Museum:
Fridays, April 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 3-5PM

Bellevue Library:
Wednesday, April 28 from 3-5PM

Marketplace at Factoria:
Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 5-7PM
Saturdays, April 10, 17, 24 from 12-2PM

Buoyant Pavilion at Redmond’s Downtown Park:
Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5-7PM

Redmond Town Center:
Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 5-7PM

Mayuri Redmond Town Center:
Monday, April 5, from 4-6PM

BELLEVUE COLLECTION
Bellevue Place Fountain Court:
Fridays, April 23 and 30 from 5-7PM
Bellevue Square Fountain Court:
Fridays and Sunday. April 23, 25 and 30 from 1-3PM
Clocktower:
Thursdays and Saturdays, April 22, 24, and 29 from 5-7PM

MAY

KidsQuest Children’s Museum:
Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 3-5PM

Bellevue Library:
Wednesdays, May 5 , 12, 19, and 26 from 3-5PM

Marketplace at Factoria:
Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 5-7PM
Saturdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 12-2PM
Sunday, May 9 from 12-2PM
Monday, May 31, from 12-2PM

Buoyant Pavilion at Redmond’s Downtown Park:
Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 from 5-7PM

Redmond Town Center:
Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 5-7PM

BELLEVUE COLLECTION
Bellevue Place Fountain Court:
Fridays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5-7PM
Bellevue Square Fountain Court:
Fridays and Sundays May 2, 7, 9 ,14, 16, 21, 23, 28, and 30 from 1-3PM
Clocktower:
Thursdays and Saturdays, May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29 from 5-7PM

JUNE

Bellevue Library:
June 2 from 3-5PM

KidsQuest Children’s Museum:
June 3 and June 4 from 3-5PM

Evergreen City Ballet:
June 5 from 12-2PM

Marketplace at Factoria:
June 3 from 5-7PM
June 5 from 12-2PM

Buoyant Pavilion at Redmond’s Downtown Park:
June 2 from 5-7PM

Redmond Town Center:
June 3 from 5-7PM

BELLEVUE COLLECTION
Bellevue Place Fountain Court:
June 4 from 5-7PM
Bellevue Square Fountain Court:
June 4 from 1-3PM
Clocktower:
Thursdays and Saturdays, June 3 and 5 from 5-7PM

COVID SAFETY

PACE is excited to bring some joyful sound back to our region! Yet we also take the virus, and the restrictions in place to help curb the pandemic, very seriously. Our programming partner, Gigs4U, participated in the development of the Washington state guidelines for performing arts reopening and are perfectly positioned to execute all requirements and good judgement. In fact, the Gigs4U policies and protocols are more conservative than the official state guidelines.

These are busking-type performances that do not draw dense standing crowds. We are creating background music in a controlled environment for the enjoyment of passersby from a safe distance. Gigs4U actively manages the performances including sterilizing all equipment, providing sanitizing products for all staff and musicians, actively managing performance locations to create and maintain safe social distancing between the performers and any folks nearby, and more. Gigs4U maintains weekly communication with reopening authorities in the major metropolitan areas, King County, and the Governor’s office to stay informed of developments and best practices.

FAQ

 

PACE is intending to make Arts Without Barriers a yearly celebration. Please see the information below if you are interested in participating this year or in the future.

Q: I am a performing musician/artist. How can I get involved?
A: PACE is working with a professional services company, Gigs4U, to schedule and manage the talent provided for this program. All artists are screened through Gigs4U’s system; to learn more about it and to apply, please visit www.gigs4u.org and see the ‘Musicians – Start Here!’ page. When you complete your application, you will be able to select ‘Arts Without Barriers’ as one of your program interests, along with any other programs managed by Gigs4U.

Q: My Eastside business is interested in hosting performances for the celebration. How do we get involved?
A: While site programming is largely complete for this celebration, PACE would love to hear more about your business initiatives and discuss future opportunities to partner in support of the Eastside community. Please message info@pacelive.org for more information.

Q: Our business/organization is interested in sponsoring the program. How do we get involved?
A: For this, and future program sponsorship opportunities, please message info@pacelive.org for more information. We look forward to discussing how we can together support arts programming and arts education in our Eastside communities!

Q: How will these performances be managed in relation to Covid-19 restrictions?
A: PACE is excited to bring some joyful sound back to our region! Yet we also take the virus, and the restrictions in place to help curb the pandemic, very seriously. Our programming partner, Gigs4U, participated in the development of the Washington state guidelines for performing arts reopening and are perfectly positioned to execute all requirements and good judgement. In fact, the Gigs4U policies and protocols are more conservative than the official state guidelines.

These are busking-type performances that do not draw dense standing crowds. We are creating background music in a controlled environment for the enjoyment of passersby from a safe distance. Gigs4U actively manages the performances including sterilizing all equipment, providing sanitizing products for all staff and musicians, actively managing performance locations to create and maintain safe social distancing between the performers and any folks nearby, and more. Gigs4U maintains weekly communication with reopening authorities in the major metropolitan areas, King County, and the Governor’s office to stay informed of developments and best practices.

 

 

 

Silhouetted girl holding up guitar against a pink sky

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