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Student-made robots and local artist's work on display in May. Opening Reception during Children's Art Walk, May 6th.

Robots with keys for eyes and forks for hands will be on display at Make.Shift during the annual Children's Art Walk. This year students and local artists were challenged to make innovative art pieces with a robotic theme.

Local artists were called to create art pieces inspired by robots made by ArtPeace students, grades 3-7. Artists were given a photo and information on a student's robot and asked to to create a two or three-dimensional piece based on the individual student's work.

Over 20 student-made robots were submitted to be a part of the gallery. The robots range from drawings to small sculptures made from recycled materials. Each student wrote a short story to go with their robot and the adventures they had together, like talking to R2D2 about the dark side of the moon.

In partnership with Play Lab, Make.Shift will also host crafts and interactive activities for families during Art Walk on May 6. The crafts and activities will be robot themed to coordinate with the art show in the gallery.

For more information about the Art Walk or Make.Shift please visit our website at makeshiftproject.com


Morrison Glass Art is celebrating summer with a

STUDIO SALE

Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Join us for amazing LOW prices on high quality glass
If you don't buy it, we will break it!

This event is FREE! 2111 Lincoln Street Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-714- 8732 Email: info@morrisonglassart.com




Mother's Day Celebration at Big Rock Garden
Sunday, May 8, 1-4 pm
Big Rock Garden Park
All are welcome to join our annual Mother's Day Celebration. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees may park at Bloedel-Donovan Park and ride the free shuttle to the event. The public is also encouraged to consider riding bikes to the event via the Railroad Trail. Local painters will be painting plein air during the event and auctioning off their creations to benefit the park. From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be live readings by local poets. Music performance by the local swing band Heebie Jeebies will go from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come enjoy Mother's Day with the whole family among blooming azaleas, rhododendrons, and the permanent sculpture collection. Children's activities and light refreshments will also be offered. Onsite parking available for persons with disabilities.

More information
Questions? Contact Rae at 360-778-7105

May Workshops @ Ragfinery
In-Depth Descriptions and Registration at Ragfinery.com

Rag Paper Making
Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $37

Introduction to Weaving
Date: Saturdays May 7, 14, 21, 2016 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Note: This class runs three consecutive Saturdays. The first Saturday session will end at noon, and the 2nd and 3rd will end at 1pm.
Cost: $88

Sewing Bootcamp
Dates: Saturdays May 7, 14, 21 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $75

Coiled Fabric Baskets
Date: Wednesday May 18, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $22

Crafternoon!
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost: FREE!

Mosaic Nuno Felted Scarf with Recycled Silk
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 10am-2pm
Cost: $60

Open Craft Night
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: FREE!

Call to Artists: SeaFeast
Applications Due: June 3rd, 2016
Event Date: October 1st (times TBD)
Bellingham SeaFeast showcases and celebrates our rich maritime heritage and thriving arts community. Allied Arts of Whatcom County is coordinating the art booth and activities component of the event. It will consist of a variety of arts related activities, around 30 artist and information booths. Allied Arts is in charge of coordinating the artist and information booths only. This festival is in place of Bellstock held last year.



16th Annual Children's Art Walk
May 6th, 2016 - 6pm to 9pm
Downtown Bellingham 

We welcome all to stroll through downtown Bellingham and delight in the works of the younger art community! On Friday May 6 from 6 - 9 pm Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 16th annual Children's Art Walk presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County. On this night there will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County.  Art will stay on display through May 31st in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month. 

Visit www.alliedarts.org for a full schedule of events happening during Art Walk and Volunteer Opportunties.







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