Boundary Bay is delighted and honored to have loyal ‘Bounders’ like Liz and Chuck Mather supporting our Brewery and Bistro. These awesome folks decided to have a painting done of their “favorite place”– Boundary Bay. But what’s uniquely special about this piece, is the fact that Liz and Chuck are highlighted in portrait, sitting together in the tap-room with their Boundary Ales. This painting epitomizes the contagious Bellingham community spirit, that keeps local businesses like us thriving… and ALL of us at Boundary Bay are truly honored.
We love being a small, independently owned craft brewery that focuses our efforts on the local scene. We brew all of our beer here in-house, do our own delivery and distribute our beer primarily to local bars, bottle shops, grocery stores and restaurants.
We think it’s important to invest ourselves in the local community and economy in every way we can. One of our favorite ways to do this is to support local artists with art shows in our bistro. Currently, up on display, here at Boundary Bay Brewery we’ve got art from a long time Bellingham favorite: Steeb Russell.
Steeb is a self taught artist who has been drawing characters since he was a child. He lives in Bellingham and says he’s inspired by friends, colors, coffee, his skateboard, laughing, stories, art, good food, his bicycle & the marvels and mysteries of our animal world.
We love seeing Steeb and his art around town – and we’re honored to have it grace our brewery for the time being. Stop in before the end of September to check out his fun, playful paintings and check out more of his work at his online gallery.
We’re a craft brewery, so we always enjoy supporting other people’s crafts too. If you’re a local artist interested in showing your work here at Boundary Bay Brewery, please email our General Manager Janet Lightner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your information and a few samples of your work. We have a big space, so we’re particularly interested in LARGE pieces of artwork!
The Day After Thanksgiving. Black Friday? Biggest Shopping Day of the Year? Buy Nothing Day? Why not take a break from all the moral issues on November 28th and swing by Boundary Bay Brewery for a nice cold beer and a first peek at our RECYCLED art show called 2nd chances. Officially, the show will be completely ready to go on Saturday morning (Nov. 29th), but there will be plenty of pieces out for your perusal should the idea of recycled art strike your fancy. You can browse (not shop, if you so choose!) and ease your moral tensions by giving your attention, support, and possibly monetary assistance to local artists who find value in reusing what might otherwise just take up space in some landfill.
2nd Chances will be up in the brewery from November 28th to December 5th, so you’ll have plenty of chances to do a little holiday shopping for those lucky ones on your list – even if you wait until Buy Nothing Day has passed! Our RECYCLED art show features 20 local artists (4 more wriggled in after the poster was made!) and international artists represented by Ten Thousand Villages.
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by artisans from more than 130 artisan groups in 36 countries. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating long-term buying relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to unique gifts, accessories and home decor from around the world.
Our local artists have produced a delightful mix of furniture, jewelry, fine art and whimsical sculpture for this show. You’ll find beautiful lights made from old frappuccino bottles, gorgeous tables made entirely from reclaimed wood, discarded snowboards made into seriously cool chairs and even gift boxes made from all recycled materials. Ten Thousand Villages is contributing toys, jewelry, basketry, hand bags, metal wall art, lanterns, and even a menorah made from old bicycle chains. Best of all, each and every piece of art in this show is made from recycled materials! What a great way to do some holiday shopping in a manner that is as easy on the conscience as it is on the finances. You are sure to find something here to please the eco-conscious or art lover on your holiday gift list.