Warp & Woof: A Fiber Arts Extravaganza!
Jan
4
6:00 AM06:00

Warp & Woof: A Fiber Arts Extravaganza!

Make.Shift Gallery is excited to ring in the new year with “Warp & Woof: A Fiber Arts Extravaganza!” We invited the public to submit artworks created from any and all fiber-based mediums. Taking its name from the world of weaving (warp is the term used to describe the longitudinal fibers and woof the latitudinal), “Warp & Woof” is a celebration of the intersection between arts and crafts. This exhibit will feature locally made felted sculptures, a flowing fabric installation, detailed embroidery, and sew much more!

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9th Annual Valentine's Day Cover Show
Feb
15
to Feb 16

9th Annual Valentine's Day Cover Show

SUBMISSIONS: OPEN 

I'M NEW, WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
For 9 years now Make.Shift has hosted the annual Valentines Day Cover Show! What started out as an anti v-day pop punk cover show has since evolved into the very specific genre of "whatever you loved to listen to in high school." Local musicians are coming together to play short sets of their favorite bands! ...and you can be one of them! Wow! We strongly suggest your fave bands from the 90s, early 00's and of course pop punk. 

GREAT! I'M PUTTING TOGETHER SOMETHING RIGHT NOW!
Hold on a second people, there are some rules.

OK SO, WHAT ARE THE RULES?
The rules are that you have to email makeshiftvday@gmail.com with who you are, who's in your band and who you want to cover. The deadline for entry is Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at Noon. You have to email us.
This will be our line of communication from here on out.

I CAN COVER ANY BAND?
Well, we're saying no bands from 2018's show:
Amy Winehouse, Thursday, Dixie Chicks, Danzig, Faith No More, The Cramps, Social Distortion, Buzzcocks, The Mountain Goats, My Chemical Romance, Now That’s What I Call Music, Pink, Good Charlotte, NSYNC*, Coldplay, The Velvet Underground, Tegan and Sara, The Cure, & The Killers. 

But, anything done in the previous years is up for grabs.

AW MAN, COLDPLAY IS MY FAVORITE BAND!
That's unfortunate.

WHEN THE HECK IS THIS AMAZING, LIFE-CHANGING EVENT?
Friday February 15th, and Saturday February 16th.

IF YOU SIGN UP PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU AREN'T AVAILABLE EITHER OF THOSE NIGHTS!
Keep in mind any unavailability will affect our decision on who's playing the show.

HOW LONG OF A SET SHOULD WE DO?
Plan for 25 minutes of music.

I HAVE SOME MORE QUESTIONS!
I'm sure your mom is proud of your inquisitive mind, but I'm tired of typing this thing. Email your questions to makeshiftvday@gmail.com.

Just remember, NO PDA!

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Blood and Thunder, Gallows Hymn, Izthmi, Necrosomnium
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Blood and Thunder, Gallows Hymn, Izthmi, Necrosomnium

Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only) 
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Blood And Thunder
Modern melodic death metal hailing from the PNW 

http://bloodandthunder.bandcamp.com/album/the-necromancers-cantos-2

Gallows Hymn
Formerly Empyrean. Pagan Metal to summon demons to. 

https://empyrean2018.bandcamp.com/album/empyrean

Izthmi (Seattle) 
Post-black metal 
https://izthmiseattle.bandcamp.com/releases

Necrosomnium

You guessed it.....BLACK METAL OF THE UTMOST BRUTALITY 
https://necrosomnium.bandcamp.com/album/the-long-forgotten-angel

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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KZAX Presents: An Evening with Spyn Reset & In Aisle 8
Dec
8
to Dec 9

KZAX Presents: An Evening with Spyn Reset & In Aisle 8

December 8, 2018
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only) 
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

KZAX Presents... is a monthly concert series hosted by KZAX-Lp 94.9 FM at venues across Bellingham each month, to bring awesome independent bands from the PNW and West Coast!

For December's showcase, we'll be back at our home venue, Make.Shift for an evening with Seattle's Spyn Reset and In Aisle Eight in support of our Supply Drive for the HomesNow. Not Later. Winter Haven Tent Encampment. 

The night will open with Jim Peterson of HomesNow. Not Later. addressing the houselessness crisis in Whatcom County and beyond, before Spyn Reset and In Aisle Eight take the stage to melt the cold away with their respective fusions of progressive rock! We will also be auctioning an exclusive piece from local artist Garrett Johnson, AKA Sycopath, as well as showing his art.

The HomesNow. Not Later. Shower Truck, which was painted in part by Sycopath, will also be on site for audience members to view, and to promote the awesome work of this organization to combat houselessness in our community!

Schedule to be announced...

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Annual Holiday Make.Sale
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Annual Holiday Make.Sale

Make.Sale is our annual holiday art and craft sale. You'll find loads of handmade goods from our tenants as well as a whole host of additional local artists who will set up shop for the weekend! This year we will be partnering with several of our neighbors around the building and with Cafe Velo, across the street to offer more vendors, goods, and activities than Make.Shift alone can hold. 

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Switch Addictions, Snow Bitch, The Beautiful Freaks
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Switch Addictions, Snow Bitch, The Beautiful Freaks

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Doors at 8:00pm // All Ages // $6 at the door (cash only) 
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Switch Addictions

Snow Bitch

The Beautiful Freaks


For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, contact info@makeshiftproject.com or please visit:

https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Painted Objects: Luminous Portals
Nov
2
to Dec 1

Painted Objects: Luminous Portals

For the month of November, Make.Shift Gallery presents “Painted Objects: Luminous Portals” with works by Christen Mattix & Mary Jo Maute.” Painting on found objects, Christen Mattix and Mary Jo Maute turn ordinary things into luminous portals.  The use of ordinary objects, often taken for granted, roots the work in the everyday while offering fresh perspectives and insights.

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Haunted Art House
Oct
5
to Oct 27

Haunted Art House

Join us for a spooky night of artsy frights! For First Friday Art Walk in October, Make.Shift gallery will be hosting a Haunted Art House. The gallery will feature haunted art installations and ghostly artworks by local artists such as Sara Homeyer, Eric Vanyo, Stephanie Hugo, Kristin Nelson, Cynthia French, Jessyca Murphy, and more! Actors and performance artists will also be creeping around the space, so get ready for scary time! Costumes are highly encouraged!

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Force: A Group Show About Nature
Sep
7
to Sep 29

Force: A Group Show About Nature

For the month of September, Make.Shift Gallery will feature several local artists who explore the relationship between humans and nature. This exhibition coincides with Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity, which will be held at the Whatcom Museum from September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019. Visit www.whatcommuseum.org for more information.

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Wake Up! A Group Show About Nightmares
Aug
3
to Aug 25

Wake Up! A Group Show About Nightmares

For the First Friday Art Walk in August, Make.Shift Gallery presents Wake Up! A Group Show About Nightmares. This exhibit will feature juried works from an open call for art that explores the dark side of sleep. What keeps YOU up at night? Your teeth falling out? Being naked in public? Our current political landscape? Join us for an evening of bad dreams and things that go bump in the night. On display till Saturday August 25th.

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July Art Walk: Prospective Parts
Jul
6
to Jul 28

July Art Walk: Prospective Parts

For the month of July, Make.Shift Gallery has invited four unique local artists for an exhibition titled, “Prospective Parts.” Through a variety of mediums, each artist’s practice focuses on complex representations of the human body. In different ways, each artist’s work raises interesting questions about the body’s role as a political landscape, a spiritual vehicle, and a visual subject.

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Silent Disco at Make Shift
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Silent Disco at Make Shift

Saturday May 26th
8pm All Ages // $6 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Take off your jacket, put on our headphones, and dance into the night with your friends at the incredible Make.Shift 

DJs will be spinning on multiple channels, giving you different options of music to listen to. Listen to a whole set, or flip between them--the choice is yours! Plus, you control the volume.

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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The Not-Creepy Gathering
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Not-Creepy Gathering

The Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Are Single and Want to Fall In Love
8pm All Ages // $6 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

These carefully crafted, structured events, which involve things like writing exercises, opportunities to talk one-on-one, and all-group activities, are fun, sweet, playful, surprisingly moving, and remarkably effective.

Bring a notebook!"

For accessibility information, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Dearheart, Southworth, Razzleberry
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Dearheart, Southworth, Razzleberry

Friday May 11th
8pm All Ages // $6 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

DEARHEART// https://dearheartmusic.bandcamp.com/
SOUTHWORTH// https://southworthband.bandcamp.com/
RAZZLEBERRY// https://soundcloud.com/razzleberryband

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit: https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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May
4
to May 26

Kid's Art Walk: Imaginary Friends

Every year, Make.Shift Gallery celebrates Kid's Art Walk in May. This year, we've partnered with Cedar Tree Montessori and asked 4th to 6th grade students to create artistic renderings of their imaginary friends. Over the last two months, Make.Shift Gallery promoted an open call to artists in the community encouraging them to create original responses inspired by the kid’s artwork.

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Teddy Bear Orchestra, Dryland, Guillotine Eyes
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Teddy Bear Orchestra, Dryland, Guillotine Eyes

Saturday April 28th
8pm All Ages, $7 at the door
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Teddy Bear Orchestra
Jay Vance from Captured! By Robots leads a new musical/mechanical project of homemade robot Teddy Bears!
WATCH: https://www.facebook.com/teddybearorchestra/videos/1795770210464189/

Dryland
Guillotine Eyes

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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KZAX Pledge Drive Closing Party w/SiLM, Sherry, Marion Walker
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

KZAX Pledge Drive Closing Party w/SiLM, Sherry, Marion Walker

Come down to Make.Shift for a night of music to celebrate the end of our Spring 2018 Pledge Drive!

4/21 8pm All Ages // $6 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Featuring live music from:

Silm (Anacortes, WA)
https://silm.bandcamp.com/

Sherry (Austin, TX)
https://listentosherry.bandcamp.com/

Marion Walker (Seattle, WA/Reno, NV)
http://www.MarionWalker.org/

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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Yardsss ∅∀‡, Bust!, Maneken Hand, Switch Addictions
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Yardsss ∅∀‡, Bust!, Maneken Hand, Switch Addictions

Saturday April 14th
8pm All Ages // $6 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Yardsss ∅∀‡
(Improv, post-punk, drone // Self Group // Portland, OR)
www.yardsss.com
Bust!
(Punk, garage, powerpop, from Seattle/Chicago)
https://bust.bandcamp.com/
Maneken Hand
Switch Addictions

For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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