Celebrating Pride & the 50th Year Stonewall Riots Anniversary!
Below, you can find the details of the event, the call to artists, and how to be a part of the event:
Sylvia Center's Pride Art Show & the Dragtopia Variety Show!
Submissions Due Thursday, May 30, 2019 by 5pm
We’re happy to announce that this will be our first Pride event for the Sylvia Center! This is our first Sylvia Center Dragtopia & Variety Show for All Ages! The Juried Art Show will feature artists that focus on the inclusion, awareness, support, and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ Queer community, and can include any of the following with this theme in mind - pride, family, equality, transformation, community, & love. The opening night of the art show will be held during the Bellingham Downtown Art Walk on July 5th, 6-9pm. There’s also the Dragtopia & Variety Show for All Ages – performance on Wednesday, July 10th, 7:30pm with auditions in June 8th, 10:00am - 1:00pm.
This show also promotes art organizations and facilities that incorporate inclusion and community for all genders, race, creed, religion, race, and backgrounds, in their facilities and programs. This will be the first Sylvia Pride event and will provide an entertaining array of events, such as Dragtopia & Variety Show for all ages on Wednesday, July 10th, raising funds for the Queer Youth Project with Northwest Youth Services, as well as hosting a strong program of educational workshops, speakers, panel discussions, and exhibit.
We invite Exhibiting artists, Performers, Presenters & Class Instructors with a passion for art created with the Queer & Pride theme to become a part of the first Pride event for Sylvia Center for the Arts. Attendees are inspired to take home innovative ideas that recognize the value of an all-inclusive group who support the Queer community.
To participate, email Sylviaprideshow@gmail.com , and fill out the application that’s sent to you for the Juried Art Show, and/or Presenters, Performers for the Dragtopia Variety Show for all ages. Applications are due on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 by 5pm. For more information contact: Pride Art Show Coordinators at Sylviaprideshow@gmail.com.
***Note: Anyone aged 18 years or younger: Visual Art submissions for the Pride Art Show can be given an exception for youth, for a later due date on June 16th. *** Performance Auditions are scheduled for June 8th, so you'll need to apply for any performances in the Dragtopia no later than June 6th! ***