A passionate celebration of the northwest landscape
February 2 – 28, in Bellingham WA
A month long celebration featuring
Excursions & Adventures
Schedule of Events
Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30pm Pickford Film Center – 1318 Bay St.
Native American flute master Gary Stroutsos will be performing a live score to projected images and high-definition video of local natural wonders by John D’Onofrio and Lance Ekhart. Stroutsos is a globally-respected recording artist who has worked with jazz icons James Newton and Poncho Sanchez. His meditative flute style provides an evocative accompaniment to the luminous landscapes of the North Cascades, wilderness coast, islands and Salish Sea.
Elevation Photography Exhibition
February 3-25 Opening Reception — Friday February 3rd, 6-9 pm
Allied Arts Gallery – 1418 Cornwall Ave
Allied Arts Gallery is open Monday-Friday,
10am – 5pm, and Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Artwork by some of our finest photographers, all of it inspired by our local natural beauty. Featuring live classical guitar music by Walt Burkett and appetizers from A Bowl Full of Herbs Catering Co.
Adventures NW Photographic Exhibition
February 3 – 5
Opening Night Reception Friday February 3rd, 6-9 pm
Bellingham National Bank Building – 103 E. Holly St.
Featuring local nature photographers, local ethnic jazz by Bilongo, and microbrew from Kulshan Brewery.
Downtown Visitor’s Center Exhibit
1306 Commercial Street
“Love of Land” landscape paintings by Joanne Plucy, Lori Hill, and Ginny Baker.
Chocolate Necessities Exhibit
1426 Cornwall Ave
Michael Heath and Tom McCalla are exhibiting their local landscape paintings in watercolor.
Hotel Bellwether Exhibit
1 Bellwether Way
A diverse collection of landscapes by Allied Arts of Whatcom County members in a variety of mediums.
Crowne Plaza Exhibit
114 W Magnolia
“Whatcom Mountain Imagery” featuring alpine photographs by David Waugh and paintings of alpine lakes, mountains, and waterfalls by Nicola Noetic and Julia “Joules” Martin.
Plein Air Painting Workshop
Feb. 4 at 10:00 am Allied Arts Gallery 1418 Cornwall Ave
Michael Heath and Tom McCalla will be leading an introduction workshop on plein air painting techniques.
Quicksilver Photo Lab Tour
Feb. 4 at 1:00 pm 1130 Cornwall Ave
A tour of the Quicksilver Photo Lab with Jeff Daffron.
Georgia Pacific: History and Demolition
Feb. 4 at 2:00 pm 103 E. Holly Street
Tore Ofteness exhaustively documented the Georgia Pacific Mill that once dominated the Bellingham Waterfront – as well as its ultimate destruction. His slideshow images span years and eloquently speak to the relentless impacts of a changing world.
“Allure of the Owl”
Feb. 4 at 3:30 pm
103 E. Holly Street
Dick McNeely will share a slideshow of bird photography and his video collection of local birds: “Dipper Cycle.” McNeely’s work has appeared in Birds of British Columbia, textbooks, and many other publications.
4 Earth: Scenic Vistas of Ocean, Stream, River, Pond by Dean and Dudley Evenson
Feb. 4 at 7:00 pm 103 E. Holly Street
Stunning video images of four uniquely different, yet interconnected environments and the flow of water among them. This video portrays the cycle of water from glaciers to rivers and ponds to oceans.
Recreation Northwest EXPO
Saturday, February 25, 1-6 pm Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Bring your friends and family to meet face to face with Apparel and Gear Manufacturers, Retailers, Outfitters, Outdoor Media, Activity Clubs, Stewardship Organizations and representatives from your favorite local recreation events and races. Explore Washington’s outdoor recreation opportunities to find new ways to get outside and play. Free to the Public
Chuckanut Radio Hour
Tuesday, February 28th
Featuring Leif Whittaker discussing his mountaineering memoir, My Old Man and the Mountain, and live music by The Prozac Mountain Boys