August 18-20, 2023 | Bellingham, Washington
That's a wrap!!! Thank you Bellingham and all of our artists for coming to support the inaugural Noisy Waters Mural Fest. Over 3,000 attendees spent three days enjoying live art!
You can visit the NOISY WATERS collaborative mural on the Waypoint Wall at Granary Avenue as well as the permanent Indigeversal Collective Mural: a 150' long mural featuring artists from 7 tribes across North America.
Over 2,000 votes were tallied to determine this year's winners! The top three have received commissions to paint large murals in central Bellingham! Bid on their works in our online auction.
Why "Noisy Waters"? The word “Whatcom” is derived from the Lhaq'temish word Xwot'qom, which translates to “noisy water.” This festival aims to make noise in Bellingham by hosting a confluence of vibrant muralists and artists.
SAVE THE DATE - Noisy Waters Mural Festival returns
August 16-18, 2024
GRAND PRIZE: ARTIST MURAL COMMISSION AWARD
Sponsored by Industrial Credit Union on State Street
Selected by the Paper Whale Advisors, one artist will receive a premier mural commission with a local Bellingham, WA business of $10,000 (and possibly more) for the work.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
Voted on by the residents and artists of Bellingham, WA
1st place Mural Wall | $7,500 sponsored by Natural Systems Design
2nd place Mural Wall | $5,000 sponsored by Chuckanut Builders
3rd place $500 cash