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Go.

See.

Experience.

 

Blue Whale Cafe was founded by Environmental Club and Arts Council in 1995 as a student lead fundraising event to educate and protect large whale species being hunted to the brink of extinction. Today, proceeds go to support all ocean life that is affected by oil spills, industrial manufacturing toxins, pesticides, inland pollution, mining, and land runoff. 

 

Gradually, the Arts Council has become the organizer and producer of Blue Whale Cafe with the support of the Environmental Club. Arts Council purposefully designs the atmosphere to feel connected and committed to each other and that each person who volunteers, performs, or attends knows that what they are doing matters. That is why our act has included comedy, dance, spoken word, singing, rapping, and bands.

Plastic Polluted Ocean

Proceeds

The proceeds from the 2020 Blue Whale Cafe event go to support all ocean life that is affected by oil spills, industrial manufacturing toxins, pesticides, inland pollution, mining, and land runoff. 

Greenpeace has estimated that up to 12 million metric tons of plastic—everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads—end up in our oceans each year. That’s a truckload of trash every minute.

Blue Whale Cafe raised $2,800 to help remove plastic from every level of the ocean food chain that ends up in the seafood on our plates.

Environment Pollution

Giving with Purpose

Without exception, the Arts Council purposefully designs the atmosphere for attendees to feel connected and committed to ocean life knowing that each person's contribution matters.

 

According to Greenpeace, if we work together we can help improve "the wave of extinction facing the ocean in the coming century, which could be the worst since the dinosaur age. Irreversible damage to the ocean and the collapse of some of the most important food sources in the world will occur."

Trash on Beach

Performers

The performers are honored and respected immensely for their eagerness to protect our world's life support system. 

 

Therefore, we embolden and promote non-judgmental performances in acceptance of the fact that every single person is a unique individual, and their individuality should be respected.

 

A non-judgmental attitude gives others space to be who they are, and supports them in their efforts to turn into the best version of themselves.to establish that we belong to something bigger than ourselves.

How Arts Council pulls it off.

 

 

Blue Whale takes months of planning and preparation so you get a one-of-a-kind experience.

Bullet Journal

INITIAL PLANNING

AUGUST ISN'T TOO EARLY

We begin brainstorming ideas about the theme, setup, and assigning tasks.

Craft Supplies

GATHERING SUPPLIES

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Sometimes Arts Council needs to gather supplies from the entire Upper School to help make the experience in the Library a warm and inviting space.

Graffiti Artist

DESIGNS

CALL FOR DESIGNS

We ask students to create a design each year to help promote the event and to raise awareness about ocean life.

Create or Die 2

WEEKS BEFORE

CREATE ARTWORK

We create the artwork to fit the theme of the year.

Past Themes

  • Van Gogh Starry Night

  • Pop Art

  • 1970's

  • Psychedelic Poster Style

  • Jazz

  • Abstract expressionism

  • Art Deco

Organizing the Calendar

DAYS BEFORE

PROMOTIONS AND SELLING TICKETS

Arts Council

  • Sponsors Blue Whale spirit week the week of the event.

  • Sell tickets in the dining hall and in the bookstore

  • Post on instagram

  • Encourage classmates and teachers

  • Assembly performance to give a taste of the event

Studio Artist

DAY OF

THE PROCESS

About 40 people including faculty, staff and students spend approximately 4 hours to get the room setup for our audience.

Performers do a mic-check over a 6 hour span of time.

  • Waiters and waitresses take orders

  • Faculty and staff take tickets at the door and help with crowd control

  • Video and photographing the event

2020 Performances

 

 

Saving ocean life and having fun...

 

February 18, 2022