Events

February Art Walk: Letters to Lines

February Art Walk

Make.Shift’s award winning gallery will feature the art exhibit Letters to Lines: young artists visually interpret lyrics & poetry during the month of February.

The Make.Shift gallery committee invited high school students in Whatcom County to submit their art work. The pieces were prompted to interpret song lyrics or poems and the students were not limited to any specific medium.

The Letters to Lines opening reception will be during Art Walk on Friday, February 5th, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Make.Shift. The show is on display at the Make.Shift gallery beginning February 2nd through February 27th. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Make.Shift Arts Awards Ceremony TONIGHT!

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Tonight marks the first ever Make.Shift Arts Awards! A night honoring the local artistic talent in our community, with a ballot stacked with talent.

Thanks to everyone who made this happen, from the presenters, bands playing, Make.Shift crew, Gallery Committee and volunteers.

 

Make.Shift Arts Awards Nominees!

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Check out this year’s nominees for the Make.Shift Art Awards!

Join us for an evening to celebrate local artists on January 22nd and see who will win.

Steeb Russell
Bradley James Lockhart
Cameron Jennings
Mike E Wilson
Kacey Morrow
Wes Davis
Cale Burr
Logan McQuaig
Toby Stanger
Jen Dranttel-Canepa
Andrea Heimer
Michelle Schutte
Jennifer Anable
Amanda Timmins
Liliana Franz
Margot Myers
Corey Urlacher
Aaron Brick Artography
David Johnston
Ryan Russell – Photographer
Tommy Calderon
Kenneth Kearney
Sarah Ellissa Van Houten
Karie Jane
Katie Johnson
Ciara Sana
Cara Jaye
Mat Hudson
Seiko Purdue
Jess Flegel
Libby Chenault
Carrie Cooper
Carrie Voorhees

January Volunteer Orientations

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Make.Shift’s Volunteer Coordinator, Nick, will be hosting weekly orientations through the month of January 2016 to get this year started off right with getting YOU involved at Make.Shift. Come learn the in’s and out’s of what Make.Shift is about, and how you can get involved with our various events, like all-ages music shows, gallery events, promo and outreach, special events and more. All of these things rely on our seriously amazing crew of volunteers, and we’d love to have you on board!

The orientations are every Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Make.Shift (306 Flora Street, downtown Bellingham).

If you don’t think you can make one but would still like to volunteer get in contact with me at volunteer@makeshiftproject.com!

Click HERE to sign up!

Bellingham Band Lottery

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The Bellingham Band Lottery is back this year at the Wild Buffalo. This year all the proceeds from the show will benefit Make.Shift which is so rad and greatly appreciated!

What’s the band lottery you ask? Names are randomly picked out of a hat to form seven bands who will all have two weeks to write and perform three original songs.

Cover charge for the event is $5. 21+

Important dates:
Band Draft Day – Sunday, January 3rd
Performance Date – Sunday, January 17th

Sign Up and More Information – http://bit.ly/1Z72ytK

Facebook event HERE

Make.Shift Arts Awards!

The What’s Up! Awards show is back this year, with a new addition-

the Make.Shift Arts Awards!

Join us at the ceremony to honor local visual artists on
Friday, January 22nd at Make.Shift (see Facebook event for details)

The evening will feature live music:
The Exquisites
Dogs on Acid
+ tba

We will announce the 2015 winners for:
Best Graphic Designer
Best Painter
Best 3D Artist
Best Photographer
Best Fiber Artist
and Best Illustrator!

Follow the link below to VOTE! Tell your friends to vote! Keep supporting this fantastic artistic community we are so thankful to be a part of.

VOTE HERE!

Holiday Make.Sale coming soon!

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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.

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Sea Holly Beauty Company

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Localmotive Jewerly Creations

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Cat Sieh

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Tumbler Mountain Glass Project

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Cordial Waters

Punk Rock Prom!

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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!

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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: https://www.fairhaven.com/event/fairhaven-gives-back/

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)

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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.