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 2016
16th annual Children's Art Walk:

1. Harper and I dancer performance
Where: Harper and I Dance Studio 209 Prospect St #4
When: TBA

2. Puppet Performance
With:  Andy Koch
Where: Allied Arts of Whatcom County 1418 Cornwall Ave.
When: 8:00-8:30 pm

3. Kim Owen Book Reading-Art Parts: A Child's Introduction to the elements of Art (a picture Book) and Art Activity
What: Sit and listen to Kim's book on Art then create your own Art to take home
Where: Kids Northwest 1319 Cornwall Ave
When: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

4.Local-Motion and ABCDance performance
With: LoveToMoveStuioz presents a night of dance! Tap, ballet, creative movement and creative modern dance classes!
Where: LoveToMoveStudioz 311 E Holly St
When: Starts a 6:00- 7:00 pm


Puppet Creation Station

5. Roosevelt Chorus
Where: LovetoMoveStuioz, 311 E Holly St
When: 7:00 pm

6. Puppet making for all ages
With: Christian Smith and Andy Koch
Where: Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Ave.
When: All Evening Long!

7. Mini Masterpieces Art Activity
With: Jacquie Bresadola
Where: Whatcom Museum, 250 Flora St.
When: All Evening Long!!

8. Book reading with Barbara Jean the Story Queen and  Farries are coming to face paint and princesses!
With:  Barbara Jean the Story Queen
Where: The Hair Art Studio, 109 Prospect St.
When: All Evening Long!


Mark Kelly's Youth Jazz Band 2015

9. Art Activity at BAAY!
Where: BAAY, 1059 N State St
With: Rachel Simpson
When: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
What: fun crafting at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth! Supplies will be provided by BAAY and students of all ages are welcome to stop by to create their own works of art to take home.

10. Bellingham Youth Jazz Band
What:Bellingham Youth Jazz
Where: Lightcatcher Museum
When:6:00 pm

11. Spring Art Activities, Snacks and Song! 
Where: Bellingham Public Library  1117 12th st.
What: Spring themed Art Activities put on by the Bellingham Public Library and a special performance by Northern Heights Elementary Choir
Students in grades 3-5 perform songs to take you through the seasons of the PNW. Directed by: Kristi Kilgore.!
When: Art Activities and snacks- all night, Choir performance: 6:30 pm

Pairings listed Here~! School and Venue pairings Map as of May 3

2016 Sponsors

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How to Participate


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

On May 6th 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

Then register using the  School registration form 2017 form.

Registered schools! check your partnership(s) pairings 4.21.16
please note: this PDF will be altered and updated as we get closer to May 6th.
If there are any questions or concerns feel free to e-mail Julia, the Children's Art Walk Coordinater, at

Artist Statement Cards and Artist Participation Bookmarks!  

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.