Each year Sustainable Connections hosts a competition to enliven an underused and underappreciated section of Bellingham. It’s called KAPOW!

Last year’s winner, probably the most notable success story, was the Commercial Street Night Market. The event brings joy, commerce, and fun on Friday nights to the nook of sidewalk beside the parkade on Commercial Street.

This year the focus is State Street, and after receiving twenty-five applications, eight finalists will present their ideas at Mount Baker Theatre on April 21.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the winner’s efforts to bring their idea into fruition.

January 3, 2017

Jeff Jewell

December 30, 2016

Matt Mullett

December 26, 2016

Todd Elsworth

December 23, 2016

Corrinne Sande

December 21, 2016

Downtown Improvement Gardens

December 17, 2016

San Juan Airlines

December 15, 2016

Holiday Classic

December 9, 2016

Baker Beacon Rally