Currently Showing In the Allied Arts Gallery

2017 Elevation: The Art of Cascadia
February 3 – 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County was excited to partner for the second year with Recreation NW, Bellingham/ Whatcom Tourism Bureau and Adventures NW Magazine for an exhibit entirely dedicated to the beauty of our region. Titled, “Elevation: The Art of Cascadia,” the event is a multimedia exploration of the connection between man and nature, and the arts and crafts that connection inspires. The celebration will be opening: 6:00-9:00 p.m., February 3, 2017. Guitarist Walt Burkett will be performing and A Bowl Full of Herbs Catering (with Chef Todd Dunn and artist Semilla Sanchez) will be providing appetizers for the opening.

Exhibit will be on display through February 25.

The Cascadia region boasts an abundance of recreational opportunities and an unparalleled quality of life. With that springs a unique culture and creative community shaped by soaring peaks, relentless shores and timeless forests. Cascadia is a microcosm for a world re-defined by re-creation.

There will be a number of different exhibitions, performances and classes/ presentations the first weekend in February 2017 in the Allied Arts Gallery, other area venues. Many of the top artists of the region have been invited to create artwork that is inspired by stewardship and local recreation opportunities in a variety of artistic mediums. For more information about the event visit:

Upcoming Exhibits

2017 Whatcom READS! Art Challenge
Opening Reception: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017
Allied Arts Gallery Exhibit Dates: March 3 - 25, 2017

Whatcom READS! and Allied Arts of Whatcom County present the 2017 Whatcom READS! Art Challenge. Works on display were inspired by the book The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison. The opening reception and gallery exhibit will be located at Allied Arts on 1418 Cornwall Ave in downtown Bellingham.

The exhibit is open to artists of all genres, mediums, and skill levels. After reading the book, artists created a piece in a medium of their choice that was inspired by the story.

2017 Gallery Shows

Exhibits Around Town

At Hotel Bellwether
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Thru February: A diverse collection of landscapes by Allied Arts members in a variety of mediums.

At Giuseppes
21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Thru February: Pen and pencil animal illustrations by Bev Connor.

At Downtown Bellingham Visitor's Center
1306 Commercial St, Bellingham
Thru February: "Love of the Land" Landscape paintings from Lori Hill, Ginny Baker, and Joanne Plucy.