THIS SERIES IS CREATED TO BRING UNIQUE AND TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS TO OUR WATERFRONT.
pa·per [ˈpāpər/] = a historical nod to Bellingham's central waterfront, formerly a pulp and tissue mill.
whale [(h)wāl] = acknowledgment of our connectedness to our marine ecology. The Blue Whale in Lummi iconography represents the “Protector”.
Paper Whale offers the creative community an opportunity to contribute meaningful ideas that help create place and protect unique artistic flavor on our Waterfront. Paper Whale is an opportunity to bring creative ideas that support the Waterfront District Master Plan, which has been adopted and supported by our friends at the Port of Bellingham and City of Bellingham.
The Waterfront District
The Port and City of Bellingham are redeveloping 237 acres on Bellingham's central waterfront. A Master Plan has been approved to create a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood with new parks and trails and thousands of new jobs. Paper Whale has a goal to support this existing planning process while infusing the Waterfront with temporary installations. For more information on the Waterfront plan, please visit Port of Bellingham.
ON ONE MAGICAL WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, PAPER WHALE WILL IGNITE DIALOGUE AND SPARK CONVERSATION ON OUR WATERFRONT. WE WILL GATHER TO SHARE INSIGHTS, CONNECT, LEARN AND COLLABORATE ON FUTURE PLACEMAKING.