The old Cascade Laundry Building on Prospect Street will soon be re-born as The Sylvia Center for the Arts.

There have been several attempts over the last few years to create a more accessible performing arts venue in Bellingham. Steve Lyons mentioned this when we interviewed him a few months ago. It seems the arts community will achieve that goal in 2016.

The long-vacant Cascade Laundry building, which acts as canvas for one of Bellingham’s coolest murals, is now being renovated as The Sylvia Center for the Arts. The space will feature 3 performance spaces—a 160-seat main stage, a 75-seat studio theater, and a cafe/bar with a small stage. Additional event space, rehearsal space, and studios are planned for the future.

The Sylvia will serve as the new home to iDiOM Theatre, a company that’s been stretching the seams of its current Cornwall Street home for quite a while.

Combine this news with Hatch 2.0 taking up residence next door, and it looks like Prospect St. is the new up-and-coming spot in downtown.

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