5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, August 3, for live music, art activities, demonstrations, raffle, beer, cider & wine garden, and BBQ. It all takes place behind the Jansen Art Center in Judson Alley. We’re planning a fun, outdoor dance party in celebration of the arts in our community. All proceeds support our year-round arts programming. We hope to see you there!


Featured Artist: Paul Klein & The Atlantics

Paul Klein was raised in Oregon and grew up listening to the great Northwest Dance bands like Paul Revere, The Wailers, Kingsmen, Sonics in Junior High. At 17, his life changed when he heard Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy and Junior Wells and a generous mixture of the San Francisco Psychedelic bands the came through Portland. In 76, he moved to Bellingham, Washington to join a band called Wet Paint and after a couple, great years touring in an old school bus started another band called Eddie and the Atlantics with the guitarist and friend Jim Fricke. They enjoyed playing in Seattle at the Fabulous Rainbow where they met a great community of local musicians that were part of a great vibrant music scene. The band name was simplified down to “The Atlantics” when Paul assumed leadership for the future of the band, which has been a local favorite in Bellingham for the past 25 years to date. More recently, Paul has focused in on his solo career. With a little help from his friends, he assembled his most recent CD (which includes 12 tracks and features the four sample songs above). He plays Monday evenings at the local Boundary Bay Brewery and “The Atlantics” continue to perform year-round at local venues or for special occasions (such as birthdays/weddings/etc). Paul continues to works full time as a musician, teacher, husband, and father of three in Bellingham, WA.

Opening Artist: Rosewood: Kathleen Dean & Sophia Van Zonneveld

These strongly creative women have known each other for a lifetime, and their harmonies reflect that cohesive element in the music they play. Kathleen & Sophia’s love of Classic Rock Ballads originates from childhood and takes root in their passion to perform. Sultry in nature, their genres include Indie, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Ballads, and Country from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.


Studio Showcase

Ceramics, Dance, Fine Art, Jewelry, Music, and Textiles

Each of the J’s studios will participate in a special studio showcase in Judson Alley. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our studio instructors; some of whom will be working their magic and demonstrating live. It will be the perfect chance to become acquainted with a medium you have always wanted to try! There will be items available for sale and all the proceeds will benefit our studios.

Textiles Studio: There will be spinning demonstrations led by the incredibly talented Chris Paul.

Ceramics Studio: Beer steins, produced right here in our studio, will be available to purchase for $30 – yes, one beer fill is included!

Jewelry Studio: Gorgeous leather earrings and custom made pet tags will be available for purchase.


2019 Art in the Alley Title Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Bellingham Cider Company

Boundary Bay Brewery

Nancy Collier

Fairway Cafe

Forefront Hospitality LLC

The Inn at Lynden

Tami and Galen Koetje

Dennis & Barbara Dinkla

Bill and Thea Mancha

Sid and Kate Mellema

The Mill Bistro

Northwest Propane

Northwest Washington Fair

Roger Jobs Porsche Bellingham

Vin and Kristin Quenneville

Marle Sprouls

Dale and Tammy Yoder

Van Loos Auto Service

WA Red Raspberry Commission

This event is sponsored by individuals and local businesses each year. If you would like to become a sponsor by making a donation or donating an item to our raffle, please complete the online form or contact Margaret at 360-354-3600.


1 raffle ticket is included with entry ticket purchase.

Tickets are no longer available to purcahse online but may still be in the gallery shopor at the door of the event. Call 360-354-3600 if you’d like to purcahse over the phone. All tickets are non-refundable.


If you are unable to attend Art in the Alley, but would still like to support the event, please click the button below to help us further our mission. As always, we thank you!

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  • August 3, 2019
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm