The 17th Annual Children’s Art Walk in Downtown Bellingham
May 4th, 2018
Eleven Steps for a Successful Children’s Art Walk
Thanks for being a part of the community celebration of children’s art! We want this to be a terrific experience for everyone. Here are some ideas on how to make that happen.
1. You must register by March 8! Fill out the Registration Form below or download the PDF version here. You can pay your registration fees online or mail a check in with your form.
2. Please keep in mind how many classes/pieces of art work you plan to hang Consider the square footage you will need come pairing with venues (usually 1’x1’/piece of art/student).
3. Be in communication with our CAW coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Working with a business for your display
4. Check your email to see which venue you are paired with, keep in mind set up and take down dates. A list on this page will be updated regularly with pairings. If you would like a specific venue, please indicate so to us on your registration form and we will do our best to accommodate you.
It is important for you to be aware of available display space the business has to offer and be sure your art will work in this space (an onsite walk-through is best). If you feel you need additional space (or less) please let us know as soon as possible!
5. Contact your business partner to confirm your partnership, hanging and take down dates and times, and the available space. We will be collecting as much information as we can from the businesses about displaying art in their venue.
Planning and preparing your art
6. Plan your art projects for your Art Walk exhibit. This may include art projects led by AAEP teaching artists or by one or more of your teachers.
7. Please ‘frame’ the children’s art by gluing it to a piece of construction paper. Then download the Artist Statement Cards and have the students fill them out. Keep each student’s Artist Statement Card with their artwork so they can be displayed together. Download and print the 2018 Art Award Bookmark and attach them to the completed Artist Statement Cards if you would like. We recommend paper that is slightly heavier than regular printing paper.
Hanging the Art
8. Gather the hanging materials allowed by your business venue. Note that schools are responsible for providing these materials. Please be sure to use only the art hanging materials your business partner has agreed can be used in their venue as other materials may cause damage or require additional cleanup.
9. Gather volunteers to help hang the art on the date your business partner has agreed to, which should be between May 1st and May 2nd. All art should be hung by noon on May 4th.
For the Opening Event!
10. We would greatly appreciate you signing up to provide refreshments or volunteer to assist during the art walk. We need facilitators at certain sites, people to distribute maps and balloons at noon on the 5th, and refreshments for key sites. Consider asking your venue if they are interested in refreshments as well. Check back here for a link to sign up!
Help us spread the word! Use the following attachments to print and pass out or post on social media, on your websites, in newsletters and more. We also have hard-copies of the posters at our downtown office that you are welcome to pick up as well!
11. Remove the display on the date you set with the business partner. We have suggested that the art be left on display through the end of May and at the very least, through May 20th to allow two full weekends for families to see the art if they miss the opening weekend. Take-down should ideally happen on May 22nd and 23rd.
Questions? Please contact Kelly Hart at 360-676-8548 ext. 7, email@example.com