Bellingham Arts Commission seeks new downtown sculptures

The Bellingham Arts Commission has issued a call for art for up to 12 outdoor sculptures to be installed at various pedestrian locations in downtown Bellingham.

The theme of this year’s show is “Nature in the Balance: Artists Interpreting Climate Change and the Environment Through Sculpture,” according to the city.  This show will run concurrently with the Whatcom Museum’s upcoming exhibitions, “Nature in the Balance and Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012.”

The final sculptures are expected to be installed this summer, and will remain in their designated locations until summer 2014.

Potential installation sites are near the Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall Building, the Bellingham Public Library, the Lightcatcher Building, the Mount Baker Theatre, City Hall as well as Bay Street, Champion Street and Grand Avenue.

Completed entries are due by 5 p.m. on May 24. All entries should be submitted to the Planning & Community Development office in City Hall.

For further details and entry requirements, see the city’s website at

For more information about this project, contact Shannon Taysi at 360-778-8360 or

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