Exhibits, tree-lighting ceremony at Dec. 7 Downtown Art Walk

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership will host exhibits and a tree-lighting ceremony for the December Downtown Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7.

The Downtown Art Walk is a collaboration of downtown art venues, businesses and local and regional artists who showcase community art and culture.

December’s event starts with a special tree-lighting ceremony at the Depot Market Square at 6 p.m.

The ceremony will feature Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville, members of AFSME Local Union 114 and carolers from Western Washington University. Refreshments will be provided by The Woods Coffee.

December Art Walk participants include:

Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, which presents Retro Ride, a nostalgic look back at the art of the 20th Century.

The Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building, which presents Impressions Improv!, where local poets, dancers and musicians perform interpretations of art from the newly-opened California Impressionism: Selections from the Irvine Museum exhibition.

Make.Shift Art Space, which will display more than 100 limited edition, one-inch buttons from more than 50 local and regional artists.

Everybody Bike, which will host a Superhero Lighted Bike Parade, meeting at 6 p.m. at the Public Market.

Other December participants include: Allied Arts of Whatcom County, The Amadeus Project, Artisans Northwest Gallery, Bayou on Bay, City Dogs Grooming, Gabriel’s Art Kids, Greenhouse, Honey Salon, INNATE, Koi Café, The Looking Glass Salon, The Lucky Monkey, Max Higbee Center, Mindport Exhibits, Pacific Arts Holiday Market, The Paper Mill, PFC Dreamspace Studios, Sojourn, Studio UFO, Varvid Inc. and Waterfront Artists Studio Collective.

More information on exhibit locations and other elements of the event can be found at www.downtownbellingham.com.

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