ART: Self-guided Downtown Art Walk showcases variety of artists and styles Friday

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership presents a variety of exhibits for the free, monthly Art Walk in downtown Bellingham from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 3. Some sneak peeks:

• Catch three exhibitions in one place at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St.: “Mingled Visions: Images from The North American Indian” by Edward S. Curtis; “A Curator’s Perspective: Selections from the Collection;” and “Tom Sherwood: A Golden Perspective.” Also, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lightcatcher, Frank Dunn presents “Cherokee Secrets: A Native American Illusion Magic Show.”

• The Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St., hosts local author, illustrator and designer-thinker Mat Hudson. He wrote the picture book “DIG!,” and most recently published “Hazel” with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Enjoy the public launch of the new adventure, meet the author, and get your books signed.

• Follow the yellow brick road to The Lucky Monkey’s 10th anniversary celebration at 312 W. Champion St. Owner Will Davis hosts a “Wizard of Oz”-theme party featuring costumes, prizes and other fun stuff.

Other April participants include Aslan Brewing Co., Bayou on Bay, Beauty Boutique, Bellingham Public Market, CFI North Sound Center for Independence, Creative Openings (in the Alley District), Creekside Building, Dakota Art Store, Downtown Visitors Center, First Baptist Church, Fourth Corner Frames, The Hair Art Studio, The Hive, Honey Salon, The Leopold Retirement Residence, Make.Shift Art Space, Pickford Art Studios, Studio 5, Studio UFO, and Whatcom Land Trust, which showcases a landscape by Laurie Potter in a Group Art Purchase crowdfunding campaign.

Maps will be available at downtownbellingham.com and at participating venues the evening of the Art Walk.