Entry deadline for Appliance Depot's June art revival and derby is May 12

The date of Appliance Depot’s fourth annual Appliance Art Revival and Derby is set for June 2 in downtown Bellingham.

Activities start in the morning with the display of derby cars at the downtown Farmers Market and ends with live music featuring several popular bands and a silent art auction at Boundary Bay Brewery.

Individuals interested in participating in the derby race or the art auction can download entry rules and application forms from the Appliance Depot website at www.reuseworks.org.

Entry forms are due by Saturday, May 12.

The June 2 derby race starts at 5 p.m. at Maple and State streets and finishes at Maple and Cornwall streets, along Bellingham’s waterfront.

Entrants will race their custom “appliance carts” down city streets.

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

At 6:30 p.m., directly following the derby race, is the art auction.

The auction will be held in Boundary Bay’s Beer Garden and will feature art by well-known local artists, plus a few up and coming ones.

All submitted pieces were put on display on April 29.

The evening’s events also include live music by several local bands.

All ages are welcome to join in the fun.  The festivities are expected to wrap up around 11 p.m.

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

Local businesses are invited to participate as corporate sponsors.

For information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Thoren Rogers at 360-527-2646 or trogers@reuseworks.org.

 

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