Wednesday, May 30, 2018

It's Girls' Night Out in Bellevue this Friday!

Time for some BFF Therapy!
You've been looking for the perfect occasion to get the girls together. This is it! Rally your crew and head to Fairfield Avenue this Friday for a memorable evening of shopping, nibbles, and giggles. Be sure to explore all the shops, galleries, and eateries to find tonight-only specials and extra surprises.
First Friday in Bellevue - rediscover it.


Opening Reception
Friday, June 1 from 6 pm to 9 pm

RESN8 Gallery invites you to attend their opening reception of "The Fabric ofKinship," featuring work from the talented mother-daughter duo, Gun-Marie Nälsén and Anne-Marie Herrera.
City-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, June 16
beginning at 8 am
Hunt for treasures on Fairfield Avenue and throughout our entire charming community! It's a great day to explore Bellevue and stop for a bite to eat and something refreshing to drink.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

This Saturday Spring Into Bellevue

Celebrate spring and last-minute Mother's Day shopping on Fairfield Avenue with In Vue for a family-friendly extravaganza! It's a picnic/festival Bellevue style. Play, relax, dance, shop, eat, drink, make new friends, visit with old friends, and make memories.

Items from all our restaurants under one tent (scroll down for the menu)

A variety of artisans selling their creations (scroll down for the list of our guests)

Darkness Brewing beer on tap
Your soda and water purchases help fund their efforts

Torn Light Records will be spinning records

Along The Avenue and Taylor Avenue to Union Street

Thank you to our sponsors (scroll down for the list), volunteers, and customers
AVENUE BREW         
Chicken Caesar Wrap                                             $3
Christine’s Chicken Nutty Wrap                             $3
THE ELUSIVE COW           
Hummus and Chips                                                 $3
FESSLER’S LEGENDARY PIZZA & HOGIES                                                               
Cheese Pizza                                                           $2                                
Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza                                      $2
Flowerpot Cupcake                                                  $2
Flower Cookie                                                          $2
MRS TEAPOTS TEA ROOM                                                                                                               
Chicken Salad Croissant                                          $3
THE PRETZEL PLACE                
Butter/Salt Pretzel                                                    $3
Pulled Pork Sandwich and Slaw                    $3
SIAM ORCHID                     
Spring Rolls                                                             $3
Mango Sticky Rice                                                   $3
Stop by SCHNEIDER’s SWEET SHOP to cool off with an ice ball, since the weather is too warm for chocolate and ice cream from the Taste tent.

Whole 'Lot Sweeter - sweet treats
The Finicky Foxes - magnets, games, mixed media
Victoria Nicole Art - ceramics & plants
Felix Coffee Co. - coffee
The 859 Boutique - clothing & jewelry
Uncle Adam's Fudge - homemade fudge
M.A.D. by Merritt - handblown glass items & paintings
Threads & Breads - Sweet Treats & Bird Feeders
Sunburst Valley Alpacas - fiber art & yarn
Sara Cole Art Designs - wood & metal signs
Susie's Handmade Soaps - soaps, lotions, body products
Namascray Soaps - soaps, bath bombs
Kandy's Kreations - wreaths, journals, mason jar crafts
Wild Things Antiques - mid-century antiques & furniture
The Pop Shop Popcorn Co. - handmade popcorn
Sparkys Art - paintings
Kinker Blooms - gourd art
Heartworks - fiber art, jewelry
Candlespice Co. - bellevue made soy candles
Town Craft Cookware - cookwares
Coda Co. - macrame plant hangers, plants, bourbon items
The Ampersand Gallery - ceramics, home goods
Thank you to our sponsors
Charlie Cleves, PNC Bank, Bellevue Family Dentistry, Bellevue Animal Hospital, S. Cohen Insurance, Gravett's Garage, The Cozy Cottage, Desmond Insurance, Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Frame & Hang Studio Gallery, and Le Sorelle
— Stop in to shop, eat, drink, and enjoy! —

Thursday, May 03, 2018

See Your First Friday Mission Below

"May the 4th Be With You, a Fan-Fare Celebration and Fundraiser" along historic Fairfield Avenue! Watch the transformation into "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away" in a city-wide fundraising campaign for the Bellevue Education Foundation!  Around 7pm the 501st Legion, bad guys doing good, will storm the Avenue striking fear and bringing solidarity to our cause. If you have a penchant for all things Star Wars or like to create a temporary alternate reality, then dress up as your favorite character and head down to Fairfield Avenue and make it your mission to help our community. Have no fear it doesn’t require being a Galactic Geek to have a blast so join us for a fun-filled, fanfare fundraising event! See more information below on the fundraiser!
501   501 Salon & Spa
310   Avenue Brew
400   Coda Co.
We're pleased to be the host of the Bellevue Education Foundation Fundraiser and our 2nd Annual Star Wars party! Scroll down to see more info!
519   The Elusive Cow
Enter to win cool Fessler's swag! All proceeds go to the Bellevue Education Foundation!
Join us for an opening reception of Rekindled Spirits Craft Candle Co. Scroll down for information about their work.
341   Le Sorelle
Click here to see our awesome basket we are donating to the Bellevue Education Foundation Fundraiser. 
We'll have scrumptious Star Wars themed cookies, cupcakes, donuts etc. We look forward to meeting the winner of our Star Wars themed raffle basket containing: 6 Star Wars characters, a Yoda wall decoration and, a Mama C's Gift Certificate among other fun items valuing over $50.00
605   The Paper Tiger
Buy a pretzel, get a butter/salt pretzel free if dressed in Star Wars gear!
And, bid on our donation to the Bellevue Education Foundation Fundraiser.
336   Qfit
Tonia Smith Fitness Presents: Booty Bounce Happy Hour at 6:30! 
Join us for an opening reception of "A Day At The Races" by Jerry Saylor. Scroll down to see the invitation. 
334   Roger That BBQ 
We will be selling Star Wars Pez dispensers, and malt and shakes will also be on special on May the Fourth. 
You can win a $50 gift certificate to Schneider's at the Bellevue Education Foundation Fundraiser!
511   Siam Orchid
312   Splendid Things
Stop by the shop and check out our donation to the Bellevue Education Foundation Fundraiser!
305   And Home - Coming soon!
This event is FREE to enjoy and celebrate, with all proceeds from the donations benefiting our Bellevue Education Foundation.
Be a Jedi and enter the raffles of various donated items from Bellevue businesses valued at $50 each! You’ll find the baskets at the front room of Darkness Brewing, so take on this mission to help our schools that builds our community and makes the galaxy a better place.
Check out pictures of the baskets, thanks to the generosity of Bellevue businesses, on their Facebook page so you can figure out how many raffle tickets you’ll need to buy to win your favorite baskets! 
ART In Vue
REKIINDLED SPIRITS A Candle Craft Co will be featured at an opening reception at Frame and Hang Studio Gallery on May the Fourth. If there’s one thing Brittany and Zach love in life, it’s beer. You could say they’re slightly obsessed. What was once a general curiousness toward craft brews has now turned into a passion. They love finding, trying and learning about new beer together – and meeting different people along the way, which got them thinking: “Why would we want to just pitch all of these empty bottles and the experience behind drinking what was once inside?” Craft beer is a community that fosters friendships and camaraderie and creates something amazing. In turn, they wanted to create something, too, and have a project we could call their own. That’s how they landed on candles; they wanted to upcycle the bottle, label intact, and honor some of the original fragrances that made the beer what it was. They repurpose every bottle with passion. Each candle is hand-cut, hand-poured and is inspired by flavors from the original brew.
Opening reception of paintings by Jerry Saylor's from 6 to 9 pm on May the Fourth. Picking up the pace following his premier show, Places in Time, RESN8 Gallery & Studio is proud to present his most recent body of work, A Day At The Races.

A direct result of his love of thoroughbred racing and his passion for painting. The work is comprised and inspired by his own photography of the most prestigious racing the sport has to off from the Breeders Cup Classic to the Kentucky Derby's Run for the Roses.

This unique Show is a must-see for any racing enthusiast, novice or collector.
Darkness Brewing is hosting their second annual free, fan-fare celebration of all things Star Wars! Come dressed up and ready for fun as they have a lot planned for this year's celebration including a brand new tribute beer release, Staf Wars themed art and caricatures, as well as city-wide participation and fundraising for the Bellevue Education Foundation.

Plus, they have Texas Joe's Tex Mex Tacos Food Truck!
Celebrate spring with us on Saturday, May 12 from 11am to 5pm! In Vue is hosting a family-friendly extravaganza along The Avenue and beyond. When you have a party there has to be music and thanks to Torn Light Records that’s exactly what we’ll have. Of course there will be food including favorites from all of our restaurants under one tent. Darkness Brewing will be there too. In addition to all of our eateries, shops, and salons we’ll have visiting vendors with crafts and plants just in time for last-minute Mother’s Day shopping.
It is a picnic/festival Bellevue style. Come down and play, relax, dance, shop, eat, drink, make new friends and visit with old friends. 
This event is made possibly through the generosity of our sponsors: Charlie Cleves, PNC Bank, Bellevue Family Dentistry, Bellevue Animal Hospital, S. Cohen Insurance, Gravett's Garage, The Cozy Cottage, Desmond Insurance,Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, and Le Sorelle
Historic preservation along with our wonderful businesses and community put the charm into Bellevue.
Celebrate with us on Facebook!
Join us for the River City Excellence in Preservation Awards on Thursday, May 24th as we honor the preservation efforts of Vic Camm and Paul Hone.
Learn more about Preservation Month!