Sunnyland Stomp features art galleries, artisan food, family activities

The Sunnyland neighborhood in Bellingham will transform into a network of backyard galleries during the fourth annual Sunnyland Stomp from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 14.

The event showcases 17 art galleries displaying a variety of mediums, as well as activities including artisan food sampling and tandem bike rides given by a “rather large” chicken, according to a press release.

“Over the past three years we’ve had a huge, positive response from both those who have taken part in the event as well as people from the community in general who just come to the neighborhood to check it out,” said organizer Alice Clark. “We have some great new galleries this year, as well as many returning ones that have been big hits in the past. I also have noticed more galleries with food and more things for kids to do.”

This year’s highlights include: wood-fired pizzas; art by Randy Clark, Tom Wood, Max Grover, Jane Burn, Lorna Libert and Christian Anne Smith; gigantic bubbles; a puppet garden; music by the Whatcom Flute Ensemble and the Boundary Bay Brass Quartet; Hawaiian shaved ice; recycled record art and mosaics.

Stomp T-shirts and posters will be sold at Fishboy Gallery, 617 Virginia St.

Maps can be downloaded online or found at each gallery on the day of the event—they can also be picked up at Avenue Bread and Kulshan Brewing Company on James Street in Bellingham.

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