20th VIRTUAL Annual Children’s Art Walk
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Opening Event: May 1st-15th 2020,

The New 2020 Virtual Version!

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is excited to be celebrating the 20th annual Children’s Art Walk. The event was created to celebrate the end of the school year and the arts activities taking place in our local schools. In 2019, over 2,000 youth from throughout Whatcom County, displayed their artwork in 60 different downtown businesses.

Life in Whatcom County is a lot different this Spring, with the COVID-19 Quarantine our schools and businesses are closed and we are confined to our homes. We know creativity is thriving! We have seen dozens of social media posts of whimsical chalk art, fantastic performances and perfectly calibrated chain reaction machines and sculptures. In honor of this homegrown creativity, Allied Arts is taking the 20th Annual Children’s Art Walk virtual! This program is primarily for Elementary school aged youth, but anyone is welcome to join in. We hope to get over 2,000 posts!

Check the Allied Arts of Whatcom County Facebook page for 2020 Virtual Art Walk May 1-15

Get Involved

Anyone with creative kiddos at home: Post images or videos of creations on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ChildrensArtWalk. Please also include your name, artwork title, grade, school and a sentence or two about your work!

Share your artwork with your neighbors: adorn your sidewalks with chalk art, display your creations in your front windows or create yard sculptures! Post pictures on Facebook or Instagram with #ChildrensArtWalk

Schools: Many of you had already signed up to participate in the Children’s Art Walk. If you have artwork available, were already working with a business and are still able to safely hang the work in the business, please do so and let us know and we’ll feature the work in a special post. Take photos of the work and send them to katy@alliedarts.org along with the location, name of your school, grade and teacher of the kids whose work is hung! We’ll tag them with #ChildrensArtWalk on Facebook and Instagram to be part of the show!

Businesses: Many of you had already signed up to participate in the Children’s Art Walk. If you have a school you were working with and are still able to safely hang the work, please do so and let us know and we’ll feature the work in a special post. Take photos of the work and send them to katy@alliedarts.org along with the name of your school, grade and teacher of the kids whose work is hung! We’ll tag them with #ChildrensArtWalk on Facebook and Instagram to be part of the show!

Arts orgs: Highlight your youth programs on social media and be sure use #ChildrensArtWalk in your post!

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The Pre-Covid 19 version:

Allied Arts would like to invite you to participate in the annual Children’s Art Walk by displaying student art in your business throughout the month of May! May is Washington State Arts Education Month, so you will be participating in the state-wide celebration of children’s art through your engagement in our Whatcom County Children’s Art Walk!

To facilitate planning and communication with the school coordinator who will assist you with displaying art in your business, please fill out the following information and return to us at Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Inc., P.O. 2584, Bellingham, WA 98227. We will forward this to the school coordinator who will contact you for the next steps.

This year we are asking for $25 contribution fee for businesses to help assist some of the lower income schools participating in Children’s Art Walk. There is also the opportunity to contribute as an advertising sponsor or become a business member of Allied Arts. Find the attached sheet that lists three opportunities for you to help our program, and an additional sheet for pursuing a membership with us.

Questions? Contact Kelly Hart, kelly@alliedarts.org, or (360) 676-8548
Please return no later than March 6 2020.

Help us spread the word! Coming soon we will have printables and digital marketing for you to share this event with everyone! Stay Tuned……

Printables:
Children’s Art Walk Poster! (TBA)

For Digital Distribution:
Save the Date Flyers – Children’s Art Walk 2020! (TBA)

Help us plan for next year and take the evaluation!