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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 28, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kelly Hart, Executive Director
Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Celebrate the Arts in Whatcom County with these Spring and Summer Events

Allied Arts of  Whatcom County has been the leader fostering and supporting the local art scene for over 30 years and serves more than 50,000 people annually. To celebrate the arts of Whatcom County Allied Arts is hosting various events through the spring and summer, welcoming locals and visiting art enthusiasts. Here is a breakdown of the upcoming events:

RARE: Recycled Art Resource Expo - April

April 6th & 7th, 2018 Exhibit through April 28th The 6th annual Recycled Arts Resource Expo (RARE) is a two-day event that provides a platform for eco-friendly artists to showcase their art created from recycled materials. The event will take place on April 6th & 7th in downtown Bellingham. The exhibit in our gallery will be on display until April 28th. This year’s RARE event will provide an entertaining array of events, as well as hosting a strong program of educational workshops, performances, speakers, panel discussions, exhibits and booths. Events will be happening at the Allied Arts Gallery in downtown Bellingham as well as other venues around downtown. Please check for further details. www.alliedarts.org

18th Annual Children’s Art Walk - May

May 4, 2018 - 6 pm to 9 pm We welcome all to stroll through downtown Bellingham and delight in the works of the younger art community! On Friday, May 4 from 6 – 9 pm Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 18th annual Children’s Art Walk presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County. On this night there will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31st in honor of the statewide Arts Education Month. Please visit www.alliedarts.org for more information. To learn more about this event please contact Julia at caw@alliedarts.org or juliam@alliedarts.org or visit www.alliedarts.org and click on the Children’s Art Walk link under the Events tab.

Whatcom County Arts and Culture Festival - June

June 22-23, 2018 Allied Arts of Whatcom County is working with organizations throughout Whatcom County on a three-day Cultural Arts Festival to take place in Fairhaven, June 22-23, 2018. The festival will kick off with the Historic Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk and run throughout the weekend. It will be a collaborative project with the Historic Fairhaven Association, Bellingham/ Whatcom Tourism Bureau, Sculptures NW, Native Arts Collective and the Whatcom Artist Guild and more. Funded in part by City of Bellingham Tourism, Whatcom Tourism, Whatcom Community Foundation - Project Neighborly Grants, and other local contributions. The Fairhaven Village Green will be the main hub for booths and performances with Fairhaven businesses hosting specials and activities throughout Fairhaven. Allied Arts of Whatcom County will oversee the coordination of the event. All groups are encouraged to apply.  Activities and events will focus on the arts, music, performance, food, presentations and workshops highlighting the diverse cultural communities in Whatcom County with the goal of promoting cultural diversity.

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