April Art Walk: Shanley Narens & Kat Varela
Apr
6
to Apr 28

April Art Walk: Shanley Narens & Kat Varela

For the month of April, Make.Shift Gallery will be hosting two evocative exhibits from two unique Pacific Northwest Artists. Our entrance gallery will showcase "I Can’t Kill Myself Because…", a series of photographs by Bellingham artist, Kat Varela. The main gallery will house "Trash" with multimedia works from Portland-based visual artist, Shanley Narens. Join us for the opening of both exhibits on First Friday Art Walk. 

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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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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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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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BMFF // Crooked Neighbours, Artemis Moon, Cashing in Karma, McGee & The Lost Hope
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

BMFF // Crooked Neighbours, Artemis Moon, Cashing in Karma, McGee & The Lost Hope

Closing night of the Bellingham Music Film Festival!

Award presentations, themed Mocktails, and live music!

Crooked Neighbours, Artemis Moon, Cashing in Karma, McGee & The Lost Hope

Saturday April 7th
7pm All Ages // $6, $5 w/ BMFF admission stamp (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Crooked Neighbours - Alternative Rock from Bellingham

Artemis Moon - Heavy Psychedelic Rock from Seattle

Daughter of Zeus and twin sister to Apollo, she is the Greek personification of empowerment, positive femininity, & free will. The goddess represents the same emboldened spirit as the music of Artemis Moon. The band experiments with bending genres that represent the goddess, resulting in a fusion of folk, classical, & progressive rock. With raging vocals, psychedelic guitar, and a tight rhythm section, this band is quickly going to make you a fan.
https://www.facebook.com/artemismoonmusic/

Cashing in Karma - Alternative Rock from Tacoma

With a growing, loyal fan base and playing prestigious venues like The Hard Rock Cafe Seattle while also being featured in U.K. magazines such as Stencil Mag and being featured on local radio shows Click 98.9, Cashing In Karma have accomplished a lot in just a short amount of time with their strong work ethic.
https://www.facebook.com/cashinginkarma/

McGee & The Lost Hope- Blues/Psych/Occult Rock from Seattle


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

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BMFF // Music Video Night at Make.Shift feat. The Shows
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

BMFF // Music Video Night at Make.Shift feat. The Shows

Day 2 of Bellingham Music Film Festival is music video night at Make.Shift Art Space, entry is FREE. Join us during Art Walk, Friday, April 6th from 6-9pm for music videos on rotation ending with a live performance by The Shows at 9:30pm!

Special shout-outs to our sponsors Wild Buffalo, Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town, and Rook & Rogue Board Game Pub for helping make this festival happen!

Check out the full BMFF Schedule: http://bellinghammusicfilmfestival.com/

The Music Video Night lineup:
Endlessly | Mystery Skulls: Double Ninja, France
Wild Child | Noisy Waters: Logan Earle, Bellingham
Hunker Down | Corbin: Braden Lee, Minneapolis
May I Have Some? | Hit-Kunle: Le Straniere, Italy
Crystalized | Halter Kids: Luke Chandler, Greyson A. Welch
Sola | Machine translations: Jonathan Nix, Australia
The Wandering Tibus Waltz | Lucas Hicks: Jan Peters, Bellingham
Split Second | Bye Bye Leader: Guillaume Letellier, France
Radiator | Spaceface: Federico Torrado Tobon, Los Angeles
Stop Us | SIYYU: This is Felo, United Kingdom
Land of the Fairies | Fortis
Altitude Check | The Bad Tenants: Justin Frick, Seattle
Ischamie | IMPLOSION BRAIN: Miguel Amaya, Columbia
15 Qui | Kida: Ava Leoncavallo, United Kingdom
Zion | JONO: Chris del Padra, Noah Fleder, Los Angeles
Sting of the Cactus | Ori Dagan: Bekky O'Neil, Canada
His Name is John | Brendan Labotz, Kimberly Ross: Jared Clayton, Cameron Caya, Bellingham
Smog | Mynth: Rupert Holler, Austria
Can't Take My Eyes Off You: Gabrielle Fabbro, Los Angeles
Scandal | Bashton & Megalopolis: Pablo Mengin, France
Limerence | The Shows | Benjamin Owens, Bellingham

 

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Close Encounter w/ Shimmertraps, Step Dads, Hello I'm Sorry
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Close Encounter w/ Shimmertraps, Step Dads, Hello I'm Sorry

Saturday March 24th
8pm All Ages // $6 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Close Encounter
On tour for our upcoming album release, 'Lost Time,' out on Look Up Records on 3/9!
with locals
Shimmertraps
Step Dads
Hello, I'm Sorry

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

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Black Radish, Cat Valley, The Blood Capsules, Sam Bottman
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Black Radish, Cat Valley, The Blood Capsules, Sam Bottman

Friday March 9th
8pm All Ages // $6 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

 

Black Radish
Album release!!! "We intended on being a riot grrrl band but we had too many soft feelings"

Cat Valley
Surf rock with strong feminist themes.

The Blood Capsules

"The name The Blood Capsules conjures a lot of images; a group of solem individuals drowning in the deepest black of black clothes one could possibly find in desolated thrift stores, singing songs about witches and isolation; you know, proper goth stuff. While the name conveys a hard-edged very serious band, The Blood Capsules are in reality a bunch of happy(ish) guys who like bright colors and make weird pop songs."

Sam Bottman
https://soundcloud.com/sculpin-435498730
Oddly angelic computer music delivered by a beautiful nymph of a man.

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Mar
2
to Mar 31

Bellingham Comic Arts Festival: Group Art Show

Join us on First Friday Art Walk in March for a sneak preview of the Bellingham Comic Arts Festival (BellCAF). Make.Shift Gallery will host a selection of original artwork from BellCAF exhibitors as well an interactive xerox art installation. BellCAF is a festival, organized by Bellingham-based comics publisher, Neoglyphic Media, along with support from the Pickford Film Center and Make.Shift Gallery. BellCAF will feature over 40 independent creators and small publishers in a one-day exhibition show, free to the public, where their work will be available for purchase to attendees.

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Animal|Inside, Coma Figura, Jerry Core
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Animal|Inside, Coma Figura, Jerry Core

Friday February 16th
8pm All Ages // $6 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Animal|Inside
www.animalinside.bandcamp.com
Coma Figura (Tacoma)
www.comafigura.bandcamp.com
JERRY CORE
www.jerrycore9000.bandcamp.com

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

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8th Annual Valentine's Day Cover Show Day 2
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

8th Annual Valentine's Day Cover Show Day 2

20 bands, two days, two stages!
Doors at 6:30 each night music at 7:00
$6-10 (cash at door) to support Make.Shift!

all ages no drugs, no booze, no jerks, NO PDA
Bands play in order from bottom up.

Saturday February 10th
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

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

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8th Annual Valentine's Day Cover Show Day 1
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

8th Annual Valentine's Day Cover Show Day 1

20 bands, two days, two stages!
Doors at 6:30 each night music at 7:00
$6-10 (cash at door) to support Make.Shift!

all ages no drugs, no booze, no jerks, NO PDA
Bands play in order from bottom up.

Friday February 9th
Amy Winehouse
Thursday
Dixie Chicks
Danzig
Faith No More
The Cramps
The National
Buzzcocks
Social Distortion
the Mountain Goats

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

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Shelf-Conscious: A Peak Inside the Artist's Journal
Feb
2
to Feb 24

Shelf-Conscious: A Peak Inside the Artist's Journal

Ever wanted to understand the secret inner-workings of your local artists and writers? Join us at Make.Shift for the opening of Shelf-Conscious: A Peak Inside the Artist’s Journal. In Decemember 2017, Make.Shift released an open invitation to artists and writers in the community to display their journals, diaries, and sketchbooks. The exhibit, opening on First Friday Art Walk in February, will feature an array of formats, including pre-made mini-journals designed and distributed by Make.Shift volunteers. A segment of the gallery will be dedicated to an intimate and interactive bedroom installation designed by Make.Shift volunteers and community artists.

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The Co Founder // Itemfinder // Mustnt's // Porch Cat
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Co Founder // Itemfinder // Mustnt's // Porch Cat

Friday, January 26th
7.30pm All Ages // $6 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

LifeVest Records Presents -

The Co Founder (earth, earth)
imposemagazine.com/tv/the-co-founder-obsessed

Itemfinder (seattle, wa)
https://itemfinderwa.bandcamp.com/

Mustnt's (oakland, ca)
https://mustnts.bandcamp.com/track/imperfect

Porch Cat (bellingham, wa)
https://porchcat.bandcamp.com/

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Shook Ones, The New Rituals, Supercrush, MARV
Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

Shook Ones, The New Rituals, Supercrush, MARV



Sunday January 21st
8pm All Ages // $8 (cash at the door)
No Booze, No Drugs, No Jerks

Shook Ones
https://shookones.bandcamp.com/
The New Rituals (Vancouver, BC)
https://thenewrituals.bandcamp.com/releases
Supercrush (Seattle)
https://supercrush.bandcamp.com/
MARV
https://marvband.bandcamp.com/releases

RSVP


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

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Clambake, Yardsss ∅∀‡, Beautiful Freaks
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Clambake, Yardsss ∅∀‡, Beautiful Freaks

Friday January 12th

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

Clambake
Yardsss ∅∀‡ (Self Group, Portland)
The Beautiful Freaks

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Yardsss ∅∀‡ - www.yardsss.com
∅∀‡ full band performance featuring Krist Krueger, Paul Michael Schaefer and Robin Levy. Regarding Krist Krueger's Yardsss: If you read about it before listening, you'd likely mistake it for a liberal arts master's thesis. Where most bands play "shows," Yardsss puts on "performance case studies" and multimedia installations, including a collection of songs inspired by—not covers of!—avant-garde composer John Cage. All this could be completely obnoxious except for one thing: Yardsss is transcendentally, earth-shatteringly gorgeous. If you can make music like that, you get to call your show a case study.

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PUNK ROCK PROM 2017
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

PUNK ROCK PROM 2017

Saturday December 9th
Dress up and bring a friend or a date to PUNK ROCK PROM!
7pm, $6 solo or $10 for couples (cash at door)
ALL AGES No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks!

Featuring:
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts (cover band)
The Wednesdays
Babe Waves
Thee Unsound
and Karaoke! 

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

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Spirit Award, Shimmertraps, Eastsound
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Spirit Award, Shimmertraps, Eastsound

Friday December 8th

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

Spirit Award (Seattle)
WATCH: http://bit.ly/2wvRGAZ
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/spirit-award
Shimmertraps
Eastsound

RSVP

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

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2017 Annual Holiday Make.Sale
Dec
1
to Dec 2

2017 Annual Holiday Make.Sale

Make.Sale dates: 
Fri. Dec. 1st 6-10 p.m. *during downtown Art Walk
Sat. Dec.2nd noon-5 p.m.

This year Make.Shift Art Space is partnering with neighbors, Cafe Velo & Oikos Fellowship to host the biggest and best Holiday Make.Sale yet!
3 locations means more vendors, more treats, more activities, and way more amazing handmade goods for you and all of your holiday gifting needs!

2017 Vendors include: 
Lisa Frates, Onyx Rose, Cascades Montessori Middle School, Leaf Soaps, LLC, Sarah Bock, Amy Gibson, Hart & Hemlock, Consuelo Snaer Illustration, Bullstitch Leather Craft, Elizabeth Ahlem Clark, Tranny Tramps Trading Camp and Emporium, jessflegel handmade, Ciara Sana, Sewstainable Creations, Oceans of love by Willadee, Red Boots , Maker Knives, Anable Ceramics, WabiSabiWear, Anony Mouse, Neoglyphic Media, Bellingham Flag, Jaxstone Company, Sea Holly Beauty Company, Rinyrinri Polymer Clay Creations , Stephanie Flege & Laura Wheeler, Cedar House Yarns, margotbianca, Be a lil Boulder, Swooning Cedar, The Little Refinery , Andrea Joyce Heimer, Seth Benish, Illustration by Elly Ortland, Luminary Apothecary, Bitzi Pods, Foundation Fibers

& MORE!

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Youngblood, Maiah Manser, Vervex, WMD
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Youngblood, Maiah Manser, Vervex, WMD

Friday November 17th

Youngblood (Vancouver, CA)
LISTEN: http://www.youryoungblood.com/
WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVpYcO5P_y8
Maiah Manser (LA/Seattle)
LISTEN: https://maiahmanser.bandcamp.com/
WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mgyncYKTBk
Vervex
WMD

8pm $6 (cash at door) ALL AGES
No Drugs, No Booze, No Jerks!
RSVP
For accessibility information, as well as Make.Shift's Testament to Inclusivity, please visit:
https://www.makeshiftproject.com/philosophy/

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