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Limited Engagements

Here today, gone tomorrow

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Don’t blink, because you might miss a few noteworthy events. They’re limited engagements, so be prepared to show up and represent by perusing creative works, entering into meaningful dialogue with those you’re sharing space with and perhaps offering financial support by purchasing a piece of art.

If you’ve never wandered through Bellingham’s Alley District, “Art on Tap: End of an Era” will be your chance to get in on the associated action on “Block 52” one last time. Located in the courtyard of Altility Art Studio at 929 N. State St., the main event taking place June 15-16 will celebrate the community of talented artisans who have long made the alley space at the beginning of the South Bay Trail a creative destination in downtown Bellingham. The cultural collective—which also includes the HUB Community Bike Shop, Positive Negative Photography Center, and Plantas Nativa—is scheduled for demolition this summer to make way for a new housing development, and organizers of the event are choosing to head out with a bang.

To that end, starting at 6pm Friday, listen to live music by Doni Doni African drums, followed by a Trash Fashion/Upcycled Runway Show, bluegrass tunes by the Red Sky Riders, art and food vendors, additional performances and more. From 12-10pm Saturday, indoor and outdoor activities continue, with music by Celestial Navigation from 3-5pm, and by Coldwater Collective from 7-9pm. While you’re there, find out more about the relocation efforts of the HUB—who will host a benefit next month to help raise funds for the big move. More info: http://www.facebook.com/bellinghamalleydistrict.com

While the Commercial Street Night Market taking place from 6-10pm Fri. June 15 on the 1300 block of the downtown thoroughfare isn’t the last of its kind, it too belongs in the the “here today, gone tomorrow” category, as each of the seasonal monthly soirees hosted by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership is its own different animal. Among the unique vendors attendees will encounter on this go-round are I WOOD For You (featuring handcrafted gifts made locally from recycled wood), Glitt3r Lyfe, Evolve Chocolate, Hello & Goodbye (specializing in custom-painted shoes, shirts and more), We-Bee Kind (a CBD herbal apothecary), WinkWink (a woman-owned adult boutique offering expertly curated sex and body products), Ananda Woodworks, Megan H. Carroll Illustrations, Wild Child Herbs, Creed Mixed Media Designs, and more. Food vendors, interactive play (hula hoops are involved), and performances by the Bellingham School of Music, the Subdued City Rollers, Barucada Brazilian Drummers, and Silent Disco will round out the evening of free fun. If you miss your chance to dance in the streets, you’ll never forgive yourself (or you’ll do it at the next market in July).  More info: http://www.downtownbellingham.com

Finally, the “Spring Has Sprung” exhibit on display at Camano Island’s Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Blanche Way has an obvious end—as this is the last weekend of the current season. From 11am-5pm Fri., June 15 to Sun., June 17, the doors will open one last time for the group show featuring colorful works by Liana Bennett, Deb McCunn, Mark Eaton, Dan Freeman, Ruth Hesse, Sharon Kingston, Janie Olsen, Donna Watson, Leon White, and Hiroshi Yamano. New sculptures by Josh Henrie, Kentaro Kojima, Dale Reiger, and Leon White can be explored in the park.

While you’re enjoying what is forecasted to be a warmer than usual weekend in the area, plan time to check out the more than 75 permanent and temporary works of world-class significance situated throughout the forested 10-acre grounds. It seems as if it might be an apt place to bid farewell to spring, and say hello to summer. More info: http://www.matzkefineart.com

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