New space for makers will host grand opening party on May 17

Bellingham’s newest makerspace is throwing a grand opening party from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. The Hive, at 1208 Bay St. #102, in the alley behind the Upfront Theatre, lets members use woodworking tools, sewing machines, dyeing and printmaking equipment and other creative tools in a shared space.

The space opened in March, after founder Kendall Dodd and others spent a year fundraising and building support for the project, according to a press release from The Hive.

Members can use tools and work space with either a punch card that lets them pay by the visit, or a flat monthly fee. Anyone who enters The Hive in May gets a free annual membership, according to the press release.

The Hive also has events ranging from classes to casual meet-ups.

The grand opening party on Sunday includes live music, food, a membership raffle, and on-site T-shirt printing courtesy of Red Boots Design.

Learn more at The Hive’s website:


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