A new home for
SYLVIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Sylvia Center is a new performing arts center in Bellingham, Washington. We provide affordable space for Whatcom County’s artists to rehearse, teach and perform, while also creating a central hub for arts audiences to discover and enjoy locally-created music, theater, and dance.
Learn more about our project in this video for our recently concluded Kickstarter campaign:
With your support, our Kickstarter campaign raised over $70,000 from nearly 600 backers in spring 2018 to help us open our ground floor facilities: a 150-seat main stage venue, the Lucas Hicks Theater; a 65-seat studio theater/rehearsal space; our entry lobby, which doubles as art gallery, box office, and bar; a second gallery/hang space; and new accessible restrooms.
We still have a lot of work ahead of us — your gift will help us continue construction and programming at the new arts center: donate today to help create a new home for locally-created performing arts in Whatcom County!
The Emmet Cohen Trio | Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center
Emmet Cohen is known as “one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music…” who Christian McBride hails as “…one of the most dynamic young musicians on the scene today.” He has won national and international competitions, but more importantly, he travels the world sharing his remarkable range and exacting artistry, playing with what Daniel Kushner of Rochester City Newspaper calls, “striking and effusive elegance.”Learn more >
WAITING FOR GODOT, by Samuel Beckett | iDiOM Theater
The second Main Stage Production in iDiOM Theater’s 2018–19 Season is Waiting for Godot, the 1953 play by Samuel Beckett considered the masterpiece of existentialism, which explores the fultility of man’s hope, to absurd results.Learn more >
Best of Brass Monkey | iDiOM Theater
Seven ten-minute comedies by local playwrights make for a fun and eclectic evening of theater. Audience favorites from seven evenings of our Brass Monkey Theater Club cold reading series come back to life, fully staged, for two nights only. Expect things to be weird…Learn more >
A Very Subdued Christmas | Robt Sarazin Blake
With special guest Grace Gouran, Robt Sarazin Blake reprises this collection of songs and stories all having something to do with the holiday season, including a recitation of Dylan Thomas’ prose piece, A Child’s Christmas in Wales.Learn more >
Community Concert: Frankie Gavin, Master Irish Fiddler | Bellingham Folk School
Frankie has been playing fiddle and flute since his teenage years. At the age of 17, he won two all-Ireland competitions, for fiddle and flute. The name Frankie Gavin is also synonymous with De Dannan, the globally renowned band he founded in the mid-1970s.Learn more >
Community Concert: Genticorum | Bellingham Folk School
Over the past 18 years the trad Quebec group Genticorum has become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk and Celtic music circuit. Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the energetic and original traditional ‘power trio’ also incorporates the dynamism of today’s North American and European folk cultures in their music.Learn more >
Community Concert: Ímar | Bellingham Folk School
Tuesday, March 19th Ímar – Trad Power Quintet from Glasgow Sylvia Center for the Arts – Lucas Hicks Theater Doors at 6:30pm, Music at 7pm General $20, Students and Seniors $15 Ticket Link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3809892 FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/724503367910206/ Glasgow’s hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since …Learn more >
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