WhAAM to Move From Make.Shift Art Space, Seeking Tenancy In New Location

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Whatcom All-Ages Arts and Music (WhAAM) is announcing that the organization will be moving out of Make.Shift Art Space (formerly JINX) on 306 Flora Street beginning August 1, 2012, and is now seeking tenancy in a new building.

Whatcom All-Ages Arts and Music (WhAAM) is announcing that the organization will be moving out of Make.Shift Art Space (formerly JINX) on 306 Flora Street beginning August 1, 2012, and is now seeking tenancy in a new building.

"While our time at Make.Shift Art Space was meaningful and productive for the organization, WhAAM is currently looking to fulfill its mission in a new location. The Make.Shift Board of Directors has decided to use the downstairs space to better fulfill their organization’s mission. Unfortunately for WhAAM, this means we must find a new home,” said Amanda Kalkwarf, 2011-2012 WhAAM President.

From October 2011 to July 2012, WhAAM organized and executed 35 all-ages concerts at Make.Shift Art Space, featuring approximately 150 bands, and serving over 3,000 community members who attended these shows.

“The experiment of WhAAM and Make.Shift collocating in the same space did not work as originally envisioned, but that does not mean that WhAAM is going to disappear. As the longest-lasting non-profit organization in Bellingham dedicated to all-ages music, WhAAM staff and Board members feel that it is imperative to continue to serve the community by providing affordable, safe, drug and alcohol free concerts to everyone, especially young people.”

During this transition toward a new permanent space, WhAAM will reduce the frequency of its events, to be held at various locations in Bellingham. For more information about upcoming shows, including the three remaining WhAAM shows at Make.Shift Art Space, please visit http://www.whaam.org/.

WhAAM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Community members who are interested in seeing WhAAM succeed can make tax-deductible donations to the organization, whether financial or in-kind. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the organization can email whaamvolunteer(at)gmail(dot)com.

About WhAAM:
Whatcom All-ages Arts & Music (WhAAM) was created in the spring of 2005. Its mission is to unite Whatcom County youth and community through a healthy, vibrant, safe and sustainable all-ages music and arts venue in Bellingham.

Contact:
Aaron Apple
PR Manager
Whatcom All-ages Arts & Music
http://www.whaam.org/
360-540-0831

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