Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival 2018-04-18T11:30:18+00:00

Whatcom County Arts and Culture Festival 

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is working with organizations throughout Whatcom County on a three-day Cultural Arts Festival to take place in Fairhaven, June 22 & 23, 2018.

The festival will kick off with the Historic Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk and run throughout the weekend. It will be a collaborative project with the Historic Fairhaven Association, Bellingham/ Whatcom Tourism Bureau, Sculptures NW, Native Arts Collective and the Whatcom Artist Guild and more. Funded in part by City of Bellingham Tourism, Whatcom Tourism, Whatcom Community Foundation – Project Neighborly Grants, and other local contributions.

The Fairhaven Village Green will be the main hub for booths and performances with Fairhaven businesses hosting specials and activities throughout Fairhaven.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County will oversee the coordination of the event. All groups are encouraged to apply.  Activities and events will focus on the arts, music, performance, food, presentations and workshops highlighting the diverse cultural communities in Whatcom County with the goal of promoting cultural diversity.

There are still a few spaces left for cultural groups and non-profit booths. Use the button below to apply or contact Katy Tolles, katy@alliedarts.org

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Received an acceptance note from us? Pay your booth fee here.

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Finlandia Foundation – The FFSC (Finlandia Foundation Suomi Chapter) and Nordic community look forward to sharing the food cultures of Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Bellingham Girls Rock Camp – Bellingham Girls Rock Camp is a day-camp for girls, ages 8 to 17. In one week, Rock Campers get a crash course in playing an instrument, writing songs, collaborating with a band, live stage performance, and do-it-yourself recording.

Le Gourmet Girl – Christine Wekking –  Le Gourmet Girl creates unique products complementing your cooking and baking.
They source many local items, the majority of their ingredients are organic non GMO and use Eco packaging. Delivered in their electric car.

She-ra Creations – Sheila Rood – A weaving of tiny glass beads one at a time. Using lapidary, raku, seed beads, and metals an eclectic adornment is created.

Leaf Soaps – Lacey Zope – Small local soap manufacturer which creates soap from non-GMO leaf lard.

Shawna Morris – “Organic, richly-layered, and soulful expression, intuitively connecting color, movement, and energies; reflecting back to me the layered complexity of the human experience. My work is fearless and brave; sometimes whimsical, always deep.”

Gallery Pegasus – Local gallery which provides space for local artists to showcase their work.

Community to Community Development – “We strive to reclaim our humanity by redefining power in order to end settler colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy in their external and internalized forms.”

Jazz Age/Art Deco Art – Diana Guza-Wells – Jazz Age Paintings.

Humanities WA – Center for Washington Cultural Traditions – A new arts and heritage program set up to survey, study, and support cultural traditions, tradition bearers, and traditional communities throughout Washington State. 

The Idea Rover – The Idea Rover is an interactive art installation that travels around Whatcom County on a bike trailer in order to spark creative conversation with neighbors by meeting them where they are, in approachable outdoor spaces and creating dialogue through interactive experiences, discovery, and play.

Sacha Bliese – Goldsmith designer – Hand fabricated jewelry in 14k gold with precious / semi-precious gemstones and found objects.

Native Arts Collective – Native Arts Collective provides a platform to showcase the vibrancy, skill, and creativity of new and upcoming Native artists