The State Street Herald parking lot will transform into a public platform for placemaking with KAPOW’s Pop-Up Plaza. This temporary take over will illustrate the economic potential and benefit of activating unproductive spaces while creating a more vibrant downtown.
The 2016 KAPOW Placemaking Competition projects will be brought to life along State Street’s sidewalks, where everyone can experience, explore, and interact with different placemaking tactics. With music, art, and fun; Belling-hamsters can come together to learn, explore and engage in the transformation of place.
Friday night, during Artwalk, features live performance artists, painting, and music. Be sure to bid on your favorite door painted by one of 5 local artists!
Saturday will be a full day of interactive arts and entertainment. Participate in morning yoga starting at 10am or have your kids sign up for the talent show! Pop Up Plaza will be complete with yard games, crafts, community mural painting, and fun for the whole family! Experience KAPOW winners Bellingham Hops Debut, State of the Solar System, Uuntzbrella, and the bioluminescent bike rack.
As always, amazing local food and drink will also be available. Friday night at the Plaza and just around the corner at the Farmers Market all Saturday. This event was generously supported by the Whatcom Community Foundation and the Whatcom County Association of Realtors.