We have postponed this event due to COVID 19 precautions so it will not be held in October as previous planned. We will leave the application open and we encourage artists to apply. We will update this page and send applicants more information about a new date for the event when it becomes available.
Artists and organizations will take over the rooms at the Heliotrope Hotel 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online ticket purchasing is now closed, but you can still purchase tickets at the gate! See you at the Heliotrope!
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