Jun 24

Cringe: June Art Walk

For the First Friday Art Walk in June, Make.Shift Gallery presents “Cringe,” a juried exhibition of gross art. Make.Shift has invited artists from across the community to submit works exploring the depths of creepiness and abjection.

Tummy Fest 2017
Jul 1

Tummy Fest 2017

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Tummy Rock Records presents:
Tummy Fest 2017
June 30th and July 1st!

Tummy Rock once again hosts a weekend festival to promote DIY music and to raise money for DVSAS. This year a quarter of the proceeds will be donated to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. Another quarter will help Make.Shift with operating costs and the remaining half will compensate the bands for their excellent performances! 

2 days, 2 stages, 20 bands and other activities!

Friday June 30th
Dead Bars (No Idea records)
Bobby's Oar (Seattle)
Dumb Luck (Corvalis, OR)
Maneken Hand 

Doors at 6pm Music at 7pm $10 cash at the door
ALL AGES No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks

Saturday July 1st
Afternoon activities TBA

Cumulus (Seattle)
Whitney Ballen (Seattle)
Antonioni (Seattle)
ratbath (Missoula)
Cairns (Missoula)
Mossmouth (Missoula)
Girl Teeth
Cat Positive

Doors at 6pm Music at 7pm $10 cash at the door
ALL AGES No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks

Jul 29

Gender Trouble: A Queer Art Showcase

For the First Friday Art Walk in July, Make.Shift Gallery presents “Gender Trouble: A Queer Art Showcase.” This exhibition will highlight recent works from both professional and emerging LGBTQ+ artists from Bellingham and Seattle. Featured artists will include Clyde Peterson, Nika Feline, Kat Varela, Jess Weaver, Oliver Ray Sebren and more.

Mom Jeans, The Co Founder, Graduating Life, Iffy Comma
8:00 pm20:00
All Ages Rock and Roll Lottery!
7:00 pm19:00

All Ages Rock and Roll Lottery!

What's an all ages rock lotto?

Band Lottery started in Bellingham in 2010 at the former Jinx Art Space. Bringing it back it's original basement home, we will select thirty-five people and randomly group them together with five other musicians to from a band, write three songs, and play a show within a two week period. The results often make for fun, hilarious, and chaotic results. The lottery has moved around a bit and now has a permanent home every January at Wild Buffalo who graciously benefits the proceeds to our humble all ages space. 

To get involved please read, and fill out the google form below. We will contact you before the draft date to let you know if you have been selected. 

This event will be a benefit for Make.Shift and we thank you for participating! This event is sponsored by Casa Que Pasa. There sponsorship pays for the admission of the 1st 20 people at the door. 

Sign up here:

THWACK! BAM! POW! Kid's Art Walk
May 27

THWACK! BAM! POW! Kid's Art Walk

This year for Kid’s Art Walk, Make.Shift Gallery has partnered with Art Peace School to present “Thwack! Bam! Pow!” a showcase of art inspired by superheroes and villains. 

Free Screening of "Names"
3:30 pm15:30

Free Screening of "Names"

Make.Shift is pleased to host a free screening of "Names" on Saturday, April 15! "Names", created by Sierra Tucker, is an animated short film set to interviews with six different people. This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided with the screening starting at 4 p.m.! See you there!

Bellingham Music Film Festival
Apr 8

Bellingham Music Film Festival

April 6 - April 8

The second annual Bellingham Music Film Festival is here! Join us April 6 - 8 for music videos, music-inspired shorts and feature films, and live bands. Bellingham Music Film Festival showcases local and student talent, as well as filmmakers from around the world. It's a party all weekend long and you're invited to experience the vibrant, diverse music films with us. 

Check out the schedule below and find the full lineup at http://bellinghammusicfilmfestival.com/ 

THURSDAY - 6:30 - 8:30 - Opening night @ The Pickford
To kick off, The Pickford will be screening David Byrne's Contemporary Color, which features the best (and only) color guard routine choreographed by Ira Glass. The music-doc, also featuring St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado and Ad-Rock, will be preceded by music videos and shorts. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2o7hXho

FRIDAY - 7:00 - 10:00 - Music videos @ Make.Shift
A free evening of non-stop rotating music videos playing at Make.Shift Art Space during Art Walk, bring your friends, bring your family, bring your ears and eyes because it's gonna be a sight (and sound) to behold! 

SATURDAY - All day - FILM SCREENINGS, AWARDS SHOWCASE, & AFTER-PARTY @ The Pickford & Sylvia Center for the Arts
Pickford Film Center will showcase selected and award-winning submissions to the festival in all categories all day long! Closing out the night with awards for the best music video, short and feature film. 

Following the films at the Pickford, we will be hosting an after party at the new iDiOM Theater at their new home in the Sylvia Center for the Arts at 205 Prospect.
Music by:
Briana Marela
and I Love You Avalanche

Events will be held between Pickford Film Center, Make.Shift Art Space and the new iDiOM Theater in Sylvia Center for the Arts with multiple screenings, awards, live music, popcorn, drinks, and more. 

All events $3 donation at the door except for Contemporary Color: $10.75 general, $7.50 PFC Members, $8.00 Students.

BGRC Benefit: Great Grandpa, Dog Mountain, The Wednesdays
8:00 pm20:00

BGRC Benefit: Great Grandpa, Dog Mountain, The Wednesdays

Bellingham Girls Rock Camp (BGRC) is a summer day-camp for female-identified youth ages 8 to 17. In one week, girls get a crash course in writing songs, playing an instrument, collaborating with a band, audio recording, and performance. In addition, campers take a series of workshops focused on empowerment and social justice. Come join us at this all-ages benefit concert featuring premier female-identified performers from the PNW!

Great Grandpa
Dog Mountain
The Wednesdays

$6 at the door / All Ages
Doors 8:00 pm, Music 8:15
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks!