A new home for local performing arts in Bellingham, WA

Led by iDiOM Theater, SYLVIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS will be a multi-organization, multiple-venue performing arts center in downtown Bellingham’s Arts District.

Located at 205 Prospect Street in the historic Cascade Laundry Building, Sylvia Center will be a new artistic home for several Resident Companies, including iDiOM Theater, as well as offering much-needed space for Bellingham’s vibrant theater, dance, music and other artistic communities to rehearse, teach and perform.

“The iDiom Theater is the most surprisingcultural phenomenon in Bellingham in the last 15 years.” 
— Ben Scholtz, owner of Mallard Ice Cream

Mallard Ice Cream is proud to support iDiOM’s new project: Sylvia Center for the Arts, a multi-venue performing arts center located in the historic Cascade Laundry building in downtown Bellingham.The center will provide accessible and affordable space for local performing artists and organizations to rehearse, perform, and teach classes.

Mallard has supported the iDiom Theater for a decade. The Sylvia Center capital campaign is near and dear to the heart of Mallard’s owner Ben Scholtz. The project is named for his grandmother Sylvia, who was a formative influence on both the iDiom and Mallard Ice Cream.