Children’s Art Walk 2017-10-12T12:41:41+00:00

The 18th Annual Childrens Art Walk,
May 4th, 2018

Click the link to view the Children’s Art Walk map with art venues, event descriptions, and the schools involved. 2017 CAW Map Final

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.

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

1. Puppet Making and Performance
What: Puppeteers Andy Koch and Christian Ann Smith will be putting on a performance and you have the chance to make your own popsicle stick puppet. 
Where: 1418 Cornwall Ave. Allied Arts
When: 6:00-8:00 performance time TBA

2. Stone Carving Kids Activity with Jacquie Bresadola
Where: 250 Flora St. Light Catcher Museum
When: 6:00-9:00

3. Bellingham Music Perfomances
What: Bellingham Music students and faculty will be playing . Kids can also try instruments in our instrument petting zoo!”
Where: Bellingham Music 232 E. Champion St.
When: 6:00-8:00 pm

4. Choir Performance
What: Roosevelt Elementary School Choir and Northern Height Choir will be singing sweet melodies.
Where: Mount Baker Theater Encore Room
When: Roosevelt at 6:20 and Northern Heights at 6:50

5. Girls Rock Concert and Art Event
Where: Make.Shift Art Space
When: 6:00-8:00

6. Felting 
What:  Natalia Robinson has been working with children, teaching felting classes, and is looking forward to displaying work and demonstrating projects.
Where: Pickford Film Center
When: 6:00-9:00

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

8. Mount Baker Theater Mini Tours
What: It’s the Mount Baker Theaters 90th Birthday! There will be a historical display and mini tours given.
Where: Mount Baker Theater Lobby
When: 6:00- 7:30

9. Harper & I Dance
What: It will be Harper’s spring performance sneak peek of “Seasons” featuring dancers ages 3 and up.
Where: Harper & I Dance Studio
When: 6:00 pm

10. Youth Art Activity
What: Three of BAAY’s Teaching Artists will be holding at workshops-
Rachel Simpson – Mixed-Media, Fine Arts, and Sculpture Art Teacher
Natalia Robinson – Felting & Fibers Art Teacher
Lori VanEtta – Collage and Art Teacher
Where: BAAY 1059 N State St
When: 6:00-8:00 pm

11. 14th Annual Procession of the Species
What: A community celebration and Earth Day Parade through downtown Bellingham. No live animals, no motorized vehicles, no words written or spoken.
Where: Starts at the Bellingham Public Library ends at maritime Heritage Park
When: 3:30 Saturday, May 6th

12. Children’s Book Week
Where: Village Books
When: May 1st-7th

13. Food Activity with Chef Todd
What: Decorate cookies, and make yourself a beautiful snack!
Where: Bellingham Escape
When: 6:00- 8:00 pm

14. Chorus Performance 
What: Gabriel’s Art Kids Chorus performance
Where: Bellingham Public Library
When: TBA

15. Ukulele Performance
What: Gabriel’s Art Kids Ukulele performance
Where: Bellingham Public Library
When: TBA

16 Community Event
What: Music by Evan Ingalls, folk music from America, the British Isles and beyond, art and treats.
Where: Downtown Bellingham Co-op
When: 6:00-8:00 pm

17. Story Telling
What: Barbara Jean the story queen will be reading her new book, Hair decorating and more!
Where: The Hair Art Studio
When: 6:00-8:00pm

How to participate

School’s Participate by
Register using the CAW School registration form 2018 form.

Registered schools! check your partnership(s) AS OF 4.28.17

Businesses Participate by
Register using the Invite to businesses 2018 form.

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 !  

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

Businesses Participate by

Filling out a Business Application form if you would like to be a venue paired to displaying a local elementary school’s art work for the month of May or look at the 3 other ways to participate in the May Children’s Art Walk.


Not a school or business, volunteering is another great way to get involved. We need help with everything from handing out maps and balloons, to helping our teaching artists at workshops during Art Walk.
Click here to sign up to volunteer!

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.