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NEWS: Sunday Passes Released

We’ve released a number of passes just for Sunday performances. Take a peek at the lineup!

May 25th + 26th, 2024

A weekend campout of intimate live performances, workshops, collaborative art projects, film screenings, studio tours, and independent book and record fair. Beautiful forested campsites and private lake for swimming. Turn toward the sun with us.

Greetings ~

Each year our community rallies together to give our wildest goodbye to the summer energy at our flagship festival, Sh’BANG! It’s become a tradition for so many people to gather at this time, and some incredible experiences have been had among new and old friends in the 15+ years that we’ve hosted this event!

As stewardship of this land matures, we want to invite more opportunities to explore together, so we thought we’d instigate something new: a chance to celebrate together, and to share the creative projects developed in winter’s isolation, which have since bloomed into being and are ready to meet the summer sun! The quarry waters will have begun to warm. The sauna will be lit. Come pitch a tent in our field and among the trees, and bask in dappled forest light for a weekend of art and music!

Featuring ~

Tickets ~

TROPISM will feature free public hours (donations deeply appreciated) from 12noon-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with an independent publisher’s fair, and open studios with some of the artists who work year round from the Lookout Arts Quarry!

We have very limited Full Access tickets available, which include parking, camping, swimming, and access to all programming through the weekend. Full access tickets are available through a sliding scale ticketing structure. Pay what feels accessible and good for you. All money goes to pay artists and into improving and maintaining the Lookout Arts Quarry programs.

Where ~

We will welcome you at the Lookout Arts Quarry: 246 Old Highway 99N, Bellingham, WA 98229, USA.