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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.

 

January Volunteer Orientations

Volunteer!

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

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

Make.Shift seeks new Volunteer Coordinator!

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 jessica@makeshiftproject.com. Accepting applications until Friday, February 20th, 2015. Position start date: March 1st, 2015.

Compensation: Monthly stipend

Make.Shift Receives LPFM Radio License

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.

Heck Yeah, 2013

Talk about a banner year. We are so proud of our hardworking volunteers, our amazing tenants, and our community, whose incredible support we couldn’t live without.

In 2013, Make.Shift: Won Best Bellingham Gallery for the second year in a row; Raised $20k to make major fire safety improvements; Installed a killer honor system soda fridge; Installed heating in the basement for the first time EVER; Sold more art than ever before; Welcomed The Documentary Center and Guitar Doctor as new tenants; and so much more.

OH AND GUESS WHAT? LIVE SHOWS ARE COMING BACK IN JANUARY, SQUARES. Happy holidays!!!!!