In-Depth Descriptions and Registration at Ragfinery.com
Green Eileen Pop-Up Shop
Dates: December 3, 1-3pm
FREE: The Stocking Project
Dates: December 3, 1-3pm
Instructors: Jeni Cottrell and Harold Niven
Contemporary Shibori Dying
Dates: December 10th, 1:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Seiko Purdue
After Hours Shopping and Crafting
Dates: December 7th & 14th 5-8pm, December 15th &16th 5-9pm
Note that no sewing support is provided for crafting.
The Foundary Classes
3D Modeling Crash Course
Dates: December 3, 1-4pm
Members $30, Non-members $45
Light Up Seasonal Card Making
Dates: December 8, 3:30pm
Members $7, Non-members $15
Ornament Embossing Workshop
Dates: December 10, 1-2;30pm
Members $12.50 Non-members $16
Beginning Mosaic Classes
$98 per person for a 5 hour class
And some more arts events!
Though December 31, 2016 Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates at the Lightcatcher The result of seven years of fieldwork across the Pacific Ocean, and showcasing the photographic techniques Susan Middleton has developed over the past three decades, this exhibition presents 50 portraits of rarely or never-before-seen ocean dwellers. Middleton visually isolates each creature she photographs to best capture its individual character and to spotlight the dazzling natural blueprints inherent in the marine invertebrate realm of life. From a juvenile Pacific Giant Octopus, to the Widehand Hermit Crab, Middleton's images open our eyes to both the fragility and the resiliency of these species.
Through January 15, 2017 National Geographic's 50 Greatest Photographs at the Lightcatcher Building The Whatcom Museum will open a major traveling exhibition this fall, National Geographic's 50 Greatest Photographs, in the Lightcatcher building, the only West Coast stop of the national tour. The exhibition, which showcases some of National Geographic's most compelling photographs, runs through January 15, 2017. From Steve McCurry's unforgettable Afghan girl to Nick Nichols' iconic image of Jane Goodall with a chimpanzee to Thomas Abercrombie's never-before-seen view of Mecca, the exhibition includes some of National Geographic magazine's most-remembered and celebrated photographs from its more-than-120-year history.
December 2, Waterfront Artists' Studio: Winter Celebration of the Arts During the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk, the artists of The Waterfront Artist Studios will fling open their studio doors in celebration of the on-coming Winter Season. Enter in and enjoy the varied ways creativity manifests itself through the hands of these uniquely talented artists. Acoustic guitar and violin music for evening will be provided by Elizabeth Elton and Jean Rogers. December 2, 6-10. 1220 Central Ave.
December 2, First Friday at the Co-op: Feed Your Head Every First Friday, the Co-op Feeds Your Head with local art, music, and food! ART: Kellie Becker. MUSIC: Orb Trio. Urban Funkenjazz for the Modern World. Adrian Clarke on guitar, Roger Yamashita on bass, and Joel Litwin on drums. FOOD: Tasty tidbits and sips throughout the store including Gingerbread Cloud Cake from the Co-op bakery.
December 2, 6th Annual Holiday Make Sale Holiday art/craft market with local makers & open studios during the December art walk. 6pm to 10pm at the Make.Shift.
December 2-4, Holiday Port Festival at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Local music, gingerbread house display, apple cider, Alaska Ferry Tours and more!
December 4, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Magic at the Mount Baker Theatre Choral music returns to our annual holiday celebration! Join us for an afternoon of holiday choral favorites. We will also feature the holiday classic "The Snowman," playing on the screen while we accompany it with the orchestral score - a terrific way to introduce your kids to the joys of classical music. (And by kids, we mean kids of all ages!) The show starts at 3pm.
December 6, WWU AS Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Mount Baker Theatre Presented by WWU AS Productions, this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases the very best mountain filmmakers, allowing you to experience the stories that inspire us to continue exploring our environments. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.Tickets are available for purchase at the Western Washington University Box Office. They can be purchased in person, over the phone, or online at http://www.tickets.wwu.edu/.
December 9, Ballet Bellingham Presents: The Nutcracker This holiday season, prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. From the heroic battle against the Mouse Queen, travel through the Land of the Snowflakes, and on to the Kingdom of the Sweets, where you will meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and be entertained by dances from around the world. Choreographed by Artistic Director Jessica Crook, with gorgeous costumes and beautiful dancing-all to the classic Tchaikovsky score. The show starts at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre.
December 13, Squalicum High School Presents: Storm Music Extravaganza! At the Mount Baker Theatre Come join us for a great evening of music as the Squalicum High School Music Department takes the stage at the Mt. Baker Theatre! From Jazz Band to Treble Choir to Chamber Orchestra, you will hear from every ensemble in the SqHS Choir, Band & Orchestra programs, with a full symphony & choir piece to close the concert. Come celebrate one of your community's four high schools as they put on the "Storm Music Extravaganza!" Tickets are also available for purchase at Squalicum High School or from Squalicum High School students.
December 15, WinterFest Gifts Inspired by Nature Join us at Whatcom Land Trust on North Commercial Street for a cup of cocoa and soft music by Swing Set while you shop directly from local artisans. Featured artists include John D'Onofrio, Andrea Gabriel, Mark Turner, Ginger Oppenheimer and AnnMarie Cooper to name a few. Free all-natural gift wrapping provided and a portion of sales benefit Whatcom Land Trust's work preserving and protecting the Nature of Whatcom County.
December 16, OPUS Performing Arts Presents: Winter White Looking for a holiday ballet performance accessible to the entire family? Opus Performing Arts presents a concert in Winter White, performed by Opus Performing Arts' ballet students. Winter White combines scenes from classical ballets, including "Waltz of the Snowflakes" from The Nutcracker and variations from Giselle, La Bayadere, Les Sylphides, and Don Quixote. 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre.
December 17, Gallery Tours at the Jansen Art Center
The 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sarah Clark-Langager, the former director of the Western Washington University Gallery, gives free exhibit tours to visitors. Come explore and learn about regional artists and their work.
Northwest Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
Four chances and choices! Opening Night- McIntyre Hall --- December 17(Sat) 7:30pm Opening Matinee- McIntyre Hall --- December 18(Sun) 2:00pm (see Buffet Info below) Final Night- Mount Baker Theatre---December 23(Fri) 7:30pm Final Matinee- Mount Baker Theatre---December 24(Sat) 2pm (1-2pm Treats in Encore Room for kids)
December 19-21, Winter Art Camp: Fantastical Felt Hats at BAAY!
Join Natalia Robinson of Feral Felt and learn how to create your own felt hat. Students will learn the processes of felting, hat design, and basic millinery. If you can imagine it, you can sculpt and create it using the softest wool available. Every child will finish class with their very own handmade fantastical felt hat! This camp runs from December 19-21 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM each day, and registration is available at
December 19-22, Craft with Elf Heidi at Bellewood Acres School is out for Christmas break. Let Elf Heidi entertain your children while you shop and eat. From 11:00-2:00 p.m., Heidi will lead crafts, coloring and other activities for children while holiday movies play on the big screen.
December 28-30, Winter Art Camp: Mixed Media Masks at BAAY!
Imagine that you are in a warm tropical place during this winter art camp! Students ages 10-16 will learn about the French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin, the location of Tahiti and a brief history of Tikis. Art instructor Rachel Simpson will help students create their own Tiki masks made with colored paper and paints to take home! This camp runs from December 28-30 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. each day and registration is available at
Film Opportunity: 2017 Snowdance Film Festival
Filmmakers from around the country are invited to submit films related to the theme "Journeys," and winners will be awarded a five-day stay in the Village (February 20th-24th, 2017) for themselves and one guest. Submissions must be postmarked by December 12.
Visit the website for more information.
Teaching an art lesson (mixed ages or specific age group) at Lopez Island Family Resource Center. If interested, contact Patsy Haber for information about teaching during their summer class program 360 468 4119, or email@example.com