The 17th Annual Childrens Art Walk,
May 5th, 2017


Whatcom County students can proudly display their works of art at Allied Arts’ annual Children’s Art Walk. Each first Friday of May, art lovers can stroll through downtown Bellingham and delight in children’s creative expressions displayed in store windows, hear live youth musical performances, and participate in other special offerings. The Allied Arts Gallery exhibit will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display throughout the month of May in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month. We invite schools, parents, and local businesses to all get involved in this exciting event to advocate children’s art and creativity.

School’s Participate by – School registration form 2017 form.

Activities and Events for 2017
17th annual Children’s Art Walk:

1. Stone Carving Kids Activity with Jacquie Bresadola
Where: 250 Flora St. Light Catcher Museum
When: TBA

2. Kids Art Sale
Where: 311 W. Holly, Fourth Corner Frames
When: All Evening Long

3. Activities at the Karate Church
Where: 519 E Maple Street
When: All Evening Long

4. Chior Performance
Where: Corner of 1300 Bay St
When: TBA


How to Participate


If you would like to volunteer we have several opportunities to help out.

On May 5th we will be needing volunteers to assist with distributing maps and balloons in various locations throughout downtown Bellingham.

In addition, we will also need the help of several photographers to take pictures of all the children’s creative expressions and excitement the night of the event. No photography experience required, just bring your own camera!

If you would like to participate in any of the options above, you can click here to sign up!

If you’re a business we have three opportunities for participation…


Business Venue Window Display Opportunity

Be included on the map as one of the terrific downtown businesses to exhibit the artwork of our area youth. For more information contact Julia Moss – Program Assistant and CAW coordinator by email, or call (360) 676-8548. Use this Invite to businesses 2017 to register. Also look at the 3 was to participate for sponsorship opportunities.

School’s Participate by

Register using the  School registration form 2017 form.

Registered schools! check your partnership(s) as we get closer to May 5th.
If there are any questions or concerns feel free to e-mail Julia, the Children’s Art Walk Coordinater, at

Updated Artist Statement Cards and Artist Participation Bookmarks will be available soon!  

Art Card Permission Form – Only for students selected to be “Art Cards” 

Event Map Advertising Opportunity

Your message or special offer printed on the back of 2000+ event/entertainment maps for the 2014 Allied Arts of Whatcom County – Children’s Art Walk. Ad placement based upon availability and content subject to AAWC’s approval

Cost: $75 per space, $50 per each additional space
Ad Details: high resolution pdf file of up to 2” x 3 ½” ad
All submissions due April 5th 2015.
Email: your submission here
Payment in full by March 1st 2016 (check, cash, Visa or M/C)
Mail To: Allied Arts of Whatcom County
Attn: Children’s Art Walk
PO Box 2584
Bellingham, WA 98227

Program Signature Sponsorship

For this option, your business logo will be printed on:

  • Promotional posters on display throughout the community (if submitted by Feb 15th)
  • Children’s Art Walk greeting cards, sold at Allied Arts festivals and various local Bellingham businesses, will feature your logo on a selected work of children’s art for the card, and you will have the opportunity to display the chosen piece of artwork at your place of business.
  • Allied Arts of Whatcom County Children’s Art Walk exhibition/ entertainment maps
  • The Allied Arts website

Cost: $250 for space at the bottom of the poster, map and greeting card, $50 for an additional up to 2” x 3 ½” ad space on the map
Sponsor Details: high resolution pdf or 2” x 2” file of logo (and up to 2” x 3 ½” ad pdf if ordered)


ArtsEd Washington invites you to explore issues impacting arts and education at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 13th at the inaugural presentation of CounterpARTS in Education: The Andrea Allen Memorial Lecture Series. Renowned scholar & author Dr. Yong Zhao will discuss World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students and KUOW’s Marcie Sillman will moderate. Tickets $20 advance sale, $25 at the door, but use ORG NAME’s special discount code “ARTIST” to get tickets for just $18. Go to for info and tickets.