Children’s Art Walk2018-05-04T15:30:23+00:00

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

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 2018
18th annual Children’s Art Walk: May 4, 6-9pm

Find out where your school has hung their art! 

View the Children’s Art Walk Map here! 

Puppet Making and Performance
Allied Arts 1418 Cornwall Ave. 6:00-8:00 performance time 7pm
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.

Youth Art Activity
BAAY, 1059 N State St 6:00-7:00
BAAY’s Teaching Artist,Rachel Simpson, will be directing an art activity

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

Diventi Music Conservatory
1213 Cornwall Ave, 6:00-8:00
DIVENTI will be hosting a craft project where kids can come and make a rhythm counting bag.  We will also be having a few games where they may learn how to use their rhythm counting bag.  These crafts and games are appropriate for children of all ages; although those younger then 5 will need assistance.

Harper & I Dance
Harper & I Dance Studio,311 E Holly St. Performance at 6:00
Harper&I Dance Center will be hosting a sneak peek showing of their upcoming performance of “The Jungle Book” in their brand new studio at 311 E Holly St! Come enjoy 30 minutes of dance featuring all ages.

Make.Shift Space
Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. 6:00-8:00
Imaginary friend Art work & activities

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band Concert
Light Catcher Museum, 250 Flora St. 6:00-7:30pm

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra
Making Shakers with Patrick Roulet, 6:00-7:30pm
Besty Stuen-Walker, Student Performance 6:00-7:30pm

Bellingham Sun Dial Project
Ciao Thyme 207 Unity St, 6 – 8:30pm
Make and Take Sun Dial

14th Annual Procession of the Species
Starts at the Bellingham Public Library ends at maritime Heritage Park May 6th, 3:00
A community celebration and Earth Day Parade through downtown Bellingham. No live animals, no motorized vehicles, no words written or spoken.

Children’s Book Week
Village Books, 1200 11th St. May 1st – 7th
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Village Books donates 10% of all kids’ book purchases made during Children’s Book Week to the Children’s departments of the city and county libraries! And for the first time, National Screen Free Week coincides with CBW to create the perfect pairing. Click to check out the variety of free events (authors not attending) we have planned to keep kids engaged and having fun with books – including a visit from special guest Skippyjon Jones in both Fairhaven and Lynden!

How to participate

School’s Participate by

Register on this page by March 8.

Businesses Participate by

Register on this page.

If there are any questions or concerns feel free to e-mail he Children’s Art Walk Coordinator, at


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 VOLUNTEER!

Event Map Advertising Opportunity

Your message or special offer printed on the back of 2000+ event/entertainment maps for the 2018 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 March 6th 2018.
Email: your submission here
Payment in full by March 6th 2018 (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 March 6th)
  • 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.

Thank you for another great year! Below you can view a summary of last years Children’s At Walk.

Children’s Art Walk 2017 Summary