Gallery

Textile Art Gallery

At Social Fabric, we celebrate the textile art-form by exhibiting work which is either textile in nature or refers to or employs textile methods.  Our gallery is free and open to everyone during our regular boutique hours and open until 9 pm during special Downtown Bellingham events like Art Walk. Art Walk is held the first Friday of every month and (usually) marks the opening of our monthly gallery textile art shows.

So much more than simply sewing, textiles are an ancient tradition.  They go back to a time when humans were challenged by things like storage, travel and keeping warm.  Down through the ages, as creative minds contemplated the making of a container, bag, or a garment – decoration came into play.  As time passed – these methods of construction and decoration developed into a textile tradition and art form.

Contemporary textiles have no limit on form, focus or genre.  They’re all over the map.  But the beautiful thing about textile arts is – we ALL have a relationship with textiles (we wear clothes).  Therefore we have a better understanding (possibly even visceral) of what a work of textile art could be expressing.

Take a look at some of our previous exhibits and be AMAZED by how artists have taken liberties with this art form – ENJOY!

 

Current Art Exhibit

Social Fabric’s Current Art Exhibit: Project Catwalk by Karen Hanrahan

Karen-Hanrahan-Project-CatwalkThis April we present Karen Hanrahan’s installation titled Project Catwalk. The installation features large banners of hanging interactive morphed and stitched collaged panels.

FUN FACT – that photograph of the mannequins we use to promote Social Fabric is Karen’s and she was kind enough to let us use it!

If you have questions or comments, please contact us at info@socialfabricart.com.

Are you an Artist?

Want to be one of our exhibiting artists?  Drop us a line with some information about yourself and some images of your art work.  We are looking for art that is not necessarily only textile in nature, but could employ textile references or methods.  Email us at info@socialfabricart.com to open a dialogue about exhibiting your work.

Social Fabric is a Boutique and a Gallery/Learning Facility with a focus on textile art forms and fashion. Hours are: MON – SAT 11am-6pm* TH 11am – 8pm and SUN 11am – 4pm. *Open late until 9 pm during special Downtown Bellingham events like Art Walk and Wine Walk.

Find us at 1302 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225

(Located downtown by the corner of Holly and Commercial in the parkade building)

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