Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival 2021
The Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival seeks to celebrate the various diverse cultures that populate our great area. We invite folks of all backgrounds to show off what makes their culture unique through fine art, craft, food, song, dance, storytelling and any other creative endeavor.
This year’s Cultural Arts Festival will consist of an exhibition in our Downtown Gallery and live interactive workshops and performances via social media.
Most of our happenings throughout March are online this year, please see links and videos below!
Come see the works in person at the Allied Arts Gallery, 1418 Cornwall Ave, Downtown Bellingham. Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm, masks required.
Featuring work from Rainbow Medicine-Walker, Clint Sana and Donald Washington.
How Hummingbird Got Her Nest by Rainbow Medicine-Walker
Enrolled Federally Recognized Cherokee Nation
Grandaughter of Cherokee Admiral JJ Clark
Chief Water Dweller and Chief Thunderbird
Inga Elvrom from Waffles in Paradise shares her recipe for Nordic Style Heart Shaped Waffles
Raqs Sharqi with Rachel Carter
Rachel is a raqs sharqi (belly dance) performer and instructor. She has a mission is to learn and spread the joy of Raqs Sharqi, Oriental Dance, by cultivating connection through her art. She strives to educate herself, her students, and audiences with joy for this historical art form.