Holiday Make.Sale coming soon!


Break open your piggy bank, the 5th annual Make.Sale is coming up! All the local handmade crafts including you could imagine will be on sale at Make.Shift during this holiday sale.

The vendors this year offer a large variety of different crafts from the re-claimed glass of Tumbler Mountain Glass Project to the unique designs of Localmotive Jewelry Creations. Other vendors include: Remedios The Beauty Clothing, Cat Sieh, Osteal jewelry, Sea Holly Beauty Company, Feral Felt, Cordial Waters, Rinyrinri polymer clay creations, Vil’s Herbarium and more!

The Black Drop Coffeehouse is sponsoring hot beverages for the event, offering coffee, hot tea and cider as well as hot winter cocktail options.

The sale will have a preview night on Friday, Dec. 4th during Art Walk at Make.Shift from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and continues Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us to support Bellingham’s talented craftsmen and women that help make our community unique!

Location: Make.Shift Art Space || 306 Flora Street, Bellingham

Preview Sale: Art Walk Friday, December 4th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Make.Sale: Saturday, December 5th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Sea Holly Beauty Company


Localmotive Jewerly Creations


Cat Sieh


Tumbler Mountain Glass Project


Cordial Waters

Punk Rock Prom!


Buy your corsage and iron your tuxedo shirts because you’re formally invited to Make.Shift’s Punk Rock Prom on Saturday, November 21st at the Majestic on North Forest Street in Bellingham.

The benefit supports Make.Shift, Bellingham Girls Rock Camp, and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County (DVSAS).

Whether you want to relive prom, never attended, or just need an excuse to dance, this community event is a great chance for people of all ages to celebrate.

Entertainment: Kid Karaoke with Zach Zinn, The Ceiling, Couch, The Cure cover band, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, Prom King, and Girl Guts.

The beer garden is sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing, Aslan Brewery, and Kulshan Brewery. Beer garden for 21+ with ID.

Food vendors Simmering Tava and Cicchitti’s Pizza will be on-site for the event.

Other prom activities include a photo booth, punk hairstyles from Toni & Guy and live screen printing by Iron Street Printing.

Where: The Majestic at 1027 North Forest Street, Bellingham, 98225

Cost: $10 individual, $15 couple (any two people), FREE from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Support Make.Shift during Fairhaven Gives Back!


When you’re doing your holiday shopping this year, don’t just pay – pay it forward. That’s the message of Fairhaven Gives Back, an annual event hosted by the Historic Fairhaven Association.

ONE DAY ONLY! Thursday, November 12th

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Participating Fairhaven businesses (see list below)

For more information, visit:

Held two weeks before Thanksgiving–on Thursday, November 12th– Fairhaven Gives Back helps holiday shoppers support local businesses as well as their favorite local nonprofits with each purchase they make. Choose to support Make.Shift during this community fundraiser this holiday season!

It’s a brilliantly simple idea: When shoppers make a purchase at participating Fairhaven businesses or restaurants, 10 percent of the sale is donated to the nonprofit of the shopper’s choosing from a list of up to 12 Whatcom charities. Since the event was first launched in 2013, Fairhaven Gives Back has raised more than $3,500 for local nonprofits. Help make 2015 the best year yet.

Participating businesses (to date):

  • 1Paper Boat
  • 12th Street Shoes
  • Bay To Baker
  • Blue Horizon Clothing
  • Cedar Male Medical
  • Fairhaven Toy Garden
  • Fairhaven Village Inn
  • Fairy Godmother’s Unlimited
  • Fat Pie Pizza
  • Paper Dreams
  • Rocket Dounuts
  • Sirena Gelato
  • Southside Trends
  • The Chrysalis Inn
  • Three French Hens
  • Village Books

Seeking Vendors for 5th Annual Make.Sale (deadline passed)


With fall in the air, the holidays aren’t far. Here is something to get you crafting away for the holidays. Make.Shift is now accepting applications for our 5th annual Make.Sale! This is Make.Shift’s own rad DIY craft sale- all local and handmade.

This year’s sale has expanded to include a preview sale on Friday, Dec. 4th during Art Walk from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Make.Sale will be on Saturday, Dec. 5th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Find the vendor application HERE.

Application and images deadline is OCTOBER 25th.

We will notify you of our selections by November 5th

If selected, vendor payments will be due to Make.Shift by November 15th. All fees are non-refundable after Nov. 20th.




The Big Fat Benefit Breakfast

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.


The Third Annual Make.Shift Block Party!


Get pumped for our favorite annual wet-and-weird fundraiser: The Make.Shift Block Party on Saturday Aug. 2 from noon-9 p.m.

Is it totally crazy to only charge $5 for…

*All-day live local music
*Inflatable gladiator joust (yes, you too can bash your friends in the head)
*Climbing wall by Vital Climbing Gym – Bellingham
*New, improved, and relocated Slip ‘N Slide of Doom
*Punk Rock haircuts by Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy – Bellingham, WA
*Skate Jam by Unknown Board Shop
*Beer garden featuring beer by PBR, Aslan Brewing CompanyKulshan Brewing CompanyWander Brewing, and Boundary Bay Brewery
*Mysterious and thrilling kinetic sculpture!
*Duke of Bellingham gender-neutral pageant-style competition
*Food trucks!
*Bike and water shenanigans
*Kid Zone + bounce house
*Dunk Tank
*Live screen printing by Iron Street Printing
*Info tables by awesome orgs like Bellingham Girls Rock CampZAPPSigned MagazineThe Good Time Girls – sin, gin, gore & loreBellingham Books to PrisonersInky Spokes, and more.
*Killer raffle!

…? We think so.

Come on down. Wear something weird. Bring a shirt to get screen printed.

Check out the Block Party on Facebook.

Remembering Gunther: Bellingham Music Photography

Gunther Jose Frank was a photographer in Bellingham between 1996 and 2009. During those years, he photographed performances by hundreds of musicians and bands. The subjects and settings varied widely, but they all contained a sense of spontaneity, excitement, and raw emotion.

This show will feature Gunther’s photographs of live music in Bellingham. This is a chance for people who miss Gunther to remember him together, and a chance for musicians, photographers, and those who didn’t know Gunther to be inspired by his photography.

Check out Gunther’s Flickr here:

Nightmare on Railroad Ave.: A Haunted House

Empty your bladder and put on your game face — Make.Shift is taking over the Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden for two nights of terror! 

Be prepared for a full-blown haunted house full of live actors, chilling detail, and unbelievable scares. This event is ALL AGES, but be warned that this may be too scary for little ones. MUAHAHA.

7-11 p.m. Wed. Oct. 30
7-11 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 31

Boundary Bay beer available for purchase for those 21+.

Forgot a costume or wanna jazz yours up? Let our makeup artists paint your face while you wait in line!

The BIG FAT Benefit Breakfast!

Join us at Boundary Bay Sunday, June 30 for an epic breakfast with proceeds benefitting Make.Shift.



Breakfast starts at 10 a.m. and will help Make.Shift raise funds to get our all-ages, drug-free music venue up to fire code.

No cover charge; breakfast is $10.

Polecat: Stomp-Grass Americana!

Hot Damn Scandal: Tipsy American Gypsy Blues, End of the World Love Songs, Whiskey Bottle Yodeler Folk, Aviator Earball Shades, and much much more!!!