EVENT: KAPOW design competition reveals winners March 25

KAPOW, a collaborative design competition hosted by Sustainable Connections and co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham, invited the community to design inexpensive projects to enhance downtown Bellingham.

After reviewing nearly 50 applications, a panel of sponsoring organizations chose 10 finalists to advance to the next round at PechaKucha on Wednesday, March 25, at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7.

PechaKucha is a simple format in which presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, and the images advance automatically. The format was devised by a Japanese architecture firm in 2003 because “architects talk too much.” Currently, PechaKucha nights happen in more than 700 cities around the world where anyone can share their ideas, work or thoughts.

This is Bellingham’s sixth year of PechaKucha Night. Previous presentations can be viewed at Bellingham’s PechaKucha Facebook page.

KAPOW is a collaboration between Sustainable Connections, the City of Bellingham, Downtown Bellingham Partnership, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Whatcom County Association of Realtors, and Northwest American Institute of Architects.

The event has a suggested donation of $10; proceeds go to the winners. People who arrive in super-hero costumes receive priority seating.

Details: Sustainable Connections, 360-647-7093, or rose@sconnect.org.