In Whatcom county and the city of Bellingham, we have a mixture of art galleries, local music from the streets to the university, museum exhibitions, comedy shows, theatre productions and art displayed in cafes in the form of tables and chairs. Art walk makes it possible for us to stop and appreciate this world around us and provides us with an active and diverse calendar of events throughout the year.
Check the local artists inspiring us this Friday Night at the Culture Cafe...
Music: Kate Czaja
"I grew up in Connecticut until I was inspired to move to the San Juan Islands with my sister. My youth was saturated in the wild of Puget Sound, and held in the warmth of a small community. Living in the northwest has helped me stumble upon many opportunities for adventure, from hiking the Cascades to the Himalayas, and I’ve completely fallen in love with the outdoors. Before moving to Bellingham, I felt the need for change in the way that humans interact with the natural rhythms of the earth more urgently than ever, and began to seemusic become both a place of release for me and an outlet for calling people to action. I am currently beginning the work of recording an album, as well as planning my next journey to experience the national parks of this country."
Woodwork: Aiden Brehan
Aiden grew up in Whatcom County and graduated from Ferndale High School. He has been swinging a hammer since he was young and began woodworking several years ago building decks and fences. Aiden splits his time between snowboarding and woodworking in the winter and fishing in Alaska in the summer.
Aiden enjoys the process of taking roughsawn and reclaimed lumber from any source and processing and utilizing the wood to the most it can be, finding simplicity in reuse. You can see Aiden’s work at Wander Brewing, Gruff Brewing and the Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town.
Metal Work: Chris Baker
Chris moved to Bellingham almost 20 years, drawn to the Pacific Northwest for its epic snowboarding and prime location next to the mountains and the Puget Sound. His specialty is in commercial metalwork for breweries, which morphed into more artistic jobs including the metalwork for the bars and tables at the Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town.
You can see Chris’ work at Kulshan Brewery, Elysian Brewery in Seattle, and many private residences.