“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been–.” —Alan Alda
So many great things are coming up for you and families to go see some art! There’s exciting art events like the Annual Children’s Art Walk on May 2nd in downtown Bellingham, we still have a call to artists for the Pride Art Show & Dragtopia All-ages Variety Show at the Sylvia Center, and I’ve opened up a new kids summer camp for August!
Allied Arts Children's Art Walk - May 2019
Sensational Summer Art Camp - August 2019
We’ll have fun games and a lunch break between 11:30-12:00PM every day. Lunch is not provided, so we ask that you pack and bring both a lunch, beverage, water bottle, and dress for mess!
Art Teacher: Rachel Simpson
Unique Technique Dance Studio
3815 Bakerview Spur #1, Bellingham, WA 98226
Ages 6-12 years.
Cost: $75.00 per child, for this 2-day art camp
Dates: August 1st & 2nd, 10:00am – 1:30pm (with lunch break @ 11:30-12pm – Bring your own lunch!)
Call to Artists! Pride Art & Dragtopia All-ages 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 LGBTTQQIAAP & Queer community, and can include any of the following with this theme in mind - pride, family, equality, transformation, community, & love. The art show will be held during the Bellingham downtown art walk on July 5th. There’s also a Dragtopia & Variety Show for All Ages – performance on Wednesday, July 10th, 7:30pm with auditions in May, TBD.
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.
Kids Art: Summer Art Camps in June & July are happening!
Pirates & Mermaids Camp & Run Away to the Circus Camp
Art Teacher: Rachel Simpson
Dance Teacher: Patricia Grace
Unique Technique Dance Studio (Register with UTD)
3815 Bakerview Spur #1, Bellingham, WA 98226 https://www.uniquetechniquedance.com/summer-dance
Ages 6-12 years.
Pirates & Mermaids - June 24th - 28th, Mon-Fri, 9:00AM - 3:30PM, and
Run Away to the Circus - July 8th - 12th, Mon-Fri, 9:00AM - 3:30PM
In these two kids summer camps, you'll be a part of both Dance and Visual Art camps each day! We will also have fun games and a lunch break between 12:00-12:30PM every day. Lunch is not provided, so we ask that you pack and bring both a lunch, beverage, water bottle, and dress for mess!
Art Projects:Pirate/Mermaid Camp: Glowing Marine-Life Painting, Drawing Shells, Skulls & Games, Art with Movement & Music, Build a Mermaid & Pirate, Create a Treasure Chest, an Octopus & a Pirate Ship! The last day is a themed costume party with art show & dance performance for kids & families!
Run Away to the Circus Camp: Experiment with Art, Painting/Drawing Circus Animals - Elephants, Zebras, Bears, Giraffes, Seals, Lions, & Tigers, Mixed-Media Art of Circus Dogs in Silly Costumes, Delicate Dancers, Make a Mysterious Mask, & Trapeze Artists Collide! The last day is a themed costume party, with art show & dance performance for kids & families!
Art Education & More!
Thank you for all your enthusiasm for The Arts and keeping it alive within our community!
~ Rachel Simpson
~ Artist, Art Teacher, (K-12)