We are invading the Heliotrope Hotel on Sunday, October 11, from 3pm to 7pm. The Heliotrope Hotel located at 2419 Elm St, Bellingham, WA 98225 in the Fountain District. Artists and organizations will take over the rooms and create interactive art displays, performances and music will be all over the hotel grounds, and food trucks will keep everyone’s bellies full. All ages are invited to come wander the hotel and grounds, listening to music, participate in immersive art experiences, sip beverages and eat their way through food trucks. Admission for the event will be $10 for adults and free for children under 12.
Artists aren’t handed the keys of their rooms until just a few hours before people begin showing up – so it’s a real feat of planning and swift artistry. They also need to completely move out and leave the room as it was after the event!
Rooms will vary from performances to installations to having items on display for sale. Featured artists and organizations are all active Allied Arts of Whatcom County members and have helped to make Whatcom County known for the arts locally, regionally and nationally.
Event programs will available the week prior to the event at the Heliotrope Hotel, Allied Arts Gallery, and online at www.alliedarts.org. It includes a map and information about the various themes of the rooms, artists and organizations.
Based on a similar event that took place in Boise, ID, the Heliotrope Art Extravaganza committee selected this year’s participants. “We want to give Allied Arts member artists and organizations an opportunity for showing their work, and to give the community a taste of the quality arts we have throughout the county.
Allied Arts of Whatcom County is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to the arts in our region by empowering local artists through organized festivals and events, enriching our local school children through educational outreach programs, and working as a liaison to art enthusiasts of all ages to help make our region a creative, vibrant place to live.
The Heliotrope Hotel is a 1950’s motel turned modern Pacific Northwest headquarters for hospitality, relaxation, and recreation. The owners – artists and designers, entrepreneurs, educators, parents, avid adventurers, and community contributors – are locals who care about this unique northwest corner and their guests’ experience here.
*Parking Info* Parking is not available on the Heliotrope Hotel grounds. We encourage visitors to walk, bike or bus (WTA bus #232) to this event. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods, but please be courteous of residents and obey all parking regulations.
If you would like more information, please contact Kelly Hart at 360-676-8548 or email@example.com.
Online ticket purchasing is now closed, but you can still purchase tickets at the gate! See you at the Heliotrope!
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