Appliance Art Revival and Derby set for June 2 in downtown Bellingham

Appliance Depot’s fourth annual Appliance Art Revival and Derby takes place June 2 in downtown Bellingham.

Activities start in the morning with the display of derby cars at the downtown Bellingham Farmers Market and ends with live music featuring Yogoman Burning Band and a silent art auction at Boundary Bay Brewery on Railroad Avenue.

The derby race takes place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. along Bellingham’s waterfront on Maple Street.

Cars will start at the corner of State and Maple streets and finish at Cornwall Avenue.  Participants will race custom “appliance carts” down the streets.

“This is a fun event for all ages,” Thoren Rogers, Appliance Depot’s director, said in a May 21 press release. “Last year well over 1,000 people turned out to watch the racers; this year we’re expecting an even bigger crowd.”

Directly following the derby race is an art auction in Boundary Bay’s beer garden.

It will feature art by local artists including Karin K. Mueller, Shirley Erickson and Graham Schodda.

All work is currently on display at Boundary Bay and can be viewed and purchased by the public prior to the auction.

The evening will end with live music by Yogoman Burning Band and special guest.

Top tier sponsors of the event include 92.9 KISM, Habitat for Humanity Home Store, The RE Store and Safe and Easy Recycling.

Proceeds from the event support Appliance Depot’s mission to provide job training programs through salvage, repair and sale of reconditioned appliances.



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