Looking for a local summer outing? Bellevue Arts Museum is hosting an exhibit called Strange Weather, featuring contemporary works of art spanning five decades.

In a news story, E. Michael Whittington, Executive Director of BAM, describes the exhibit. "When we think of weather we usually think of walking outside and experiencing the cold or drizzle. But the curators of this exhibition at the University of Santa Cruz were thinking about weather in a much broader context. Not only climatic phenomenon, but what happened with COVID. What about social phenomenon such as colonialism, racism. So they were looking at weather in its broadest possible context."

The exhibit runs until August 20th. You can check it out anytime on your own, or you can join a public tour led by Bellevue Arts Museum docent (and BelPres member) Janet Nicholas at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 19th. There's no need to RSVP, but if you think you'll be joining the tour, feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know, and we'll keep an eye out for you.

For information on museum hours, admission rates, and parking, visit the Bellevue Arts Museum website.