BELLEVUE, WA.- Bellevue Arts Museum, the Pacific Northwest’s center for the exploration of art, craft and design, has just been honored with the prestigious 2011 Eastside Business Award in the Non-Profit/Community Impact category by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes outstanding Eastside organizations that uphold a strong commitment to quality, community and innovation. “We’re so pleased to receive this important award,” says Stefano Catalani, Director of Curatorial Affairs/Artistic Director of Bellevue Arts Museum. “The Museum is a vital part of the socio-economic fabric of Bellevue and the greater region. We appreciate that the business community and chamber recognize the important role BAM plays in enriching our community and as a destination for national and international travelers.” Incorporated in 1975, Bellevue Arts Museum has grown alongside the city of Bellevue.