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Stocking Stuffers
A last-minute giving guide

When a close friend dropped off a basket of artfully wrapped homemade caramel sauce on my front porch Monday afternoon, I bemoaned the fact that, once again, I’d neglected to get equally creative for Christmas. In the weeks leading up to the big day, I did not fashion pendants out of beach…

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World Views
The beauty and the fury

Christian Carlson painted every day all through college. And during his architectural career, he got up each morning at 5am, painting to “keep his hand in.” He got his 10,000 hours.

In “Our Fractured World,” his present show at the eponymous Perry and Carlson Gallery in Mount Vernon,…

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Local Love
Art from A to W

Read on for an alphabetic attempt to cram as much information about where to purchase local art for the holidays as possible (check out Facebook, Instagram, and the entities’ websites for specifics).

First off is Allied Arts’ 41st annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, which is taking place…

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Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

10:00am

Join the City of Bellingham in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by restoring habitat in the community. Habitat restoration attracts pollinators and other wildlife, beautifies…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

12:00pm

“Many Voices: One Vision” will be the theme of the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration starting at 12pm. The virtual event will be hosted by author Clyde Ford and the…

Tuesday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

10:00am

Join the City of Bellingham in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by restoring habitat in the community. Habitat restoration attracts pollinators and other wildlife, beautifies…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

12:00pm

“Many Voices: One Vision” will be the theme of the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration starting at 12pm. The virtual event will be hosted by author Clyde Ford and the…