For the 2015 Children’s Art Walk show, Make.Shift is inviting artists to submit original responses to drawings that we have collected from a class of 3rd graders. Please sign up and pick up your assignment in the office at Make.Shift. We are so excited for the second edition of this style of collaborative art show!
The deadline to complete and turn in your piece is April 18th, so hurry on down!
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Make.Shift Art Space is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator! This position is crucial in organizing all of our lovely volunteers. This position also includes:
Training new volunteers
Scheduling volunteers for events
Recruiting new volunteers
Retaining our volunteer base
Other skills required include:
Good communication skills (written, verbal)
Experience managing others (volunteers preferred)
Positive attitude, support and commitment to Make.Shift’s mission
Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Accepting applications until Friday, February 20th, 2015. Position start date: March 1st, 2015.
Compensation: Monthly stipend
Thanks to WWU’s 2014 graphic design BFA students for creating this beautiful video showcasing all the great stuff that happens at Make.Shift!
We’re so proud that Cascadia Weekly readers voted Make.Shift “Best Bellingham Gallery” for the third year in a row! Check out the lovely things they said below:
Make.Shift is excited to announce that we recently received an FCC license to build a low-power FM community radio station in Bellingham.
We’re in the early feasibility and budgeting stages of this project, and are seeking community input in addition to monetary and equipment donations. Please join us for a public visioning meeting on Oct. 11 at the downtown Bellingham Co-Op Connections Building, 1220 N Forest St. There we’ll outline the next steps in moving forward with this new project, including projected budget, fundraising goals, and equipment needed. We will also be accepting tax-deductible monetary donations. We want to hear from residents on what you’d like to see in a new community radio station, talk about how to get involved, and brainstorm with others who love radio.
Low Power FM stations (LPFM) are community-based, non-commercial radio stations that operate at 100 watts or less and reach a radius of 3 to 7 miles. With the help of radio advocacy group Common Frequency, Make.Shift applied for an LPFM license in 2013, during what may have been the last application window ever for LPFM stations across the nation. We received our licence earlier this year.
Please join us on Sat. Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Co-Op Community Connections Building to learn more.
We are now accepting applications for our annual DIY holiday art/craft sale at Make.Shift Art Space! Find the application and event details here: 2014MakeSaleApp.
Application deadline is Monday, October 20th.
You have to eat anyway, so why not join us in the beer garden for delicious breakfast and live music starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 27? All proceeds benefit Make.Shift’s awesome art and music programs.
Breakfast is $10, no additional cover for the music. This event is all ages, and families with children are welcome.
This is a traditional meat-and-potatoes type of breakfast, but some gluten-free and vegetarian options are available.
Breakfast runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP on facebook here.
Challenging All Artists!
An Open Call Art Show for 2014’s December Art Walk:
For the last show of 2014 Make.Shift is inviting artists to submit original miniature artwork. Please submit up to ten tiny things no larger than three inches in any direction. We want NEW pieces, made specifically for this show. All 2D and 3D pieces must be free standing, we will not be hanging this show on the wall. Subject matter is open, we hope you have fun with this challenge.
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Holy crap, the Make.Shift Block Party is less than a week away! We’re so excited for:
*All-day live local music
*Inflatable gladiator joust (yes, you too can bash your friends in the head)
*New, improved, and relocated Slip ‘N Slide of Doom
*Climbing wall by Vital Climbing Gym – Bellingham
*Punk Rock haircuts by Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy – Bellingham, WA
*Skate Jam by Unknown Board Shop
*Beer garden featuring beer by PBR, Aslan Brewing Company, Kulshan Brewing Company, Wander Brewing, and Boundary Bay Brewery and cider by Seattle Cider Company
*Mysterious and thrilling kinetic sculpture!
*Bike and water shenanigans
*Kid Zone + bounce house
*Live screen printing by Iron Street Printing
*Info tables by awesome orgs like Bellingham Girls Rock Camp, Signed Magazine, The Good Time Girls – sin, gin, gore & lore, The RE Store’s Revision Division, Bellingham Books to Prisoners, Inky Spokes, and more!
*Plus: The unveiling of our new local music listening library!
HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
Pabst Blue Ribbon, Aslan Brewing Co., Realtor Jeff Braimes, Sean McKee Law Firm, Blue Collar Skateboards, Brandywine Kitchen, Cascadia Weekly, What’s Up! Magazine, and Z Recyclers.
We are pleased as all heck to announce that the Bellingham Local Music Library is live and streaming in the gallery at Make.Shift Art Space.
Bellingham resident Eric Holl spent a year compiling over 1000 albums by more than 500 Bellingham bands — now available to stream for free at Make.Shift.
The library is an effort to preserve and archive the sounds and recordings of the Bellingham music community past and present. Genres included in the library span early 60’s 7 inches, 70’s Christian folk records, 80’s local cassette comps, and plenty of present-day local bands.
To compile the library, Eric pulled from his old KUGS archive and friends’ collections, sifted through every record store between Bellingham and Portland (and even Spokane), and relentlessly scoured Ebay. He also digitized tons of cassettes and records that weren’t previously available in a digital format.
We are so stinkin’ proud of the crazy amount of work that’s gone into this library so far! You can check out the list of bands included so far here.
Do you have music that isn’t included yet? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.