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How to participate in the 2018-19 Arts and Culture Guide

Submissions and materials due by 5:00 Friday February 9, 2018

For more information e-mail our Arts & Culture Map Coordinator or call 360.676.8548

Find a PDF of the form here: 2018-19 Guide Application or click the button below to apply online!

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The 2017-18 Arts and Culture Guide and Participants 

 Access-Production2 AB Video Training
1418 Cornwall Ave. 360.453.7071
Produce television programs for the Bellingham public access channel. We provide training & gear – you provide the stories.
ASLAN logo - LIGHT BG Aslan Brewing Co.
1330 N. Forest
A sustainable microbrewery and restaurant in Downtown Bellingham exclusively brewing Certified Organic beer for the Pacific Northwest.
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Bellewood Acres

6140 Guide Meridian Lynden, 98262
Visit our upstairs Gallery where we celebrate local artists. Lunch in the County Cafe and free tastings in the distillery. Hours on the website.
  Bellingham ART
1701 Ellis St., # 203 360.738.8379 
For over 16 years BellinghamART has taught art classes where anyone – children, teens, or adults can learn to draw and paint.
 MuppettsTakeManhattan Bellingham Arts Accademy for Youth
1059 N. State St.
Choir, dance, music, costuming, tech, and visual arts education for ages 5 – 17. Mon – Thurs 4 – 8
Bellingham Theatre Guild
1600 H St.
BTG is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that has been producing theatre in Whatcom County since 1929 including more than 700 productions and 7,000 performances.
  Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Ave.
 Connecting our community with each other and the world to read, learn, meet, and discover.
   Bellingham Metal Arts Guild
2620 N. Harbor Loop Dr. #6
 We’re open during classes, workshops, member and board meetings, and BMAG Member’s Open Studio.
bb_logo-01 (1) Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
1107 Railroad Ave.
Enjoy award-winning handcrafted beers, local pub food, and a rotating gallery from local artists. If interested in displaying artwork, please call Curator, Beaudry Allen at the Brewery.
Colophone Colophone Café
1208 11th St.
Casual dining on the Fairhaven Village Green, serving homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts, local beer, wine, and cocktails.
DAKOTAART Dakota Art Store
1322 Cornwall Ave.
Staffed by local artists, we offer a large variety of art materials for artists of all ages and levels of experience. See our adjacent gallery offering contemporary art with monthly shows and classes. 9 :00 – 6:00 Mon – Sat, 12 – 5 Sunday
  Entertainment News Northwest


In our 15th year as the premier Arts and Entertainment publication in the Pacific Northwest.

   Foundry Makerspace
1000 F St.
 Non-profit providing access to tools enabling people to make awesome things and make things awesome.
 Fourth Corner Frames
311 W. Holly St.
 Quality and innovative design from the region’s most experienced framers. Located in Old Town Bellingham since 1973.
 Good Time Girls Tours
 Entertaining tours about Bellingham’s sordid past. Good Time Girls will regale you with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history. Sin & Gin tours include a refreshing post-tour spirits tasting provided by Chuckanut Bay Distillery! Visit the website for tickets and more info.
jansen blue sky Jansen Art Center
321 Front St. Lynden, 98264
Performances, exhibits & classes in six creative studios. Ceramics, dance, jewelry, music, painting & textiles. Wed-Sun 10am-5pm, Thurs & Fri 10am-8pm
Make.Shift Art Space
306 Flora St.
A DIY art and music venue dedicated to innovative, alternative art, and music. Make.Shift gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
MBT LOGO_color (1) Mount Baker Theater
104 North Commercial St.
Mount Baker Theatre brings big events home, and makes local events big. Immerse yourself in live entertainment. Box office Mon – Fri 10- 6 and two hours prior to every showtime.
Morrison Glass Art
2111 Lincoln St.
Local glass artist Christopher Morrison believes art changes the world. He creates art that reflects a connection to the environment in hope for a better world. Stop by his studio and see what he’s creating.
  Northwest Ballet Theater and Academy
1417 Cornwall Ave. #201
 Northwest Ballet Academy and Theater offers professional dance training for all ages and performing opportunities.
Pace Pace Atelier Art Studio
3815 Bakerview Spurr
We have it all! Clay, potter’s wheels, stone carving, printmaking, drawing, painting, found object sculpture, and 20 years experience working with kids.
  Peter James Photo Gallery
314 E. Holly St., # 208
See our Northwest landscapes come to life in the stunning Metal Prints that fill this large downtown gallery. Mon – Fri 10 – 5 and open for Art Walk first Fridays 6-9 pm.
pickford Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay St.
Pickford Limelight
1416 Cornwall Ave.
More than just movies! PFC brings the best in independent, foreign, documentary, family films and world class performing arts – 365 days a year. Open 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day.

Pickford Art Studios (1318 Bay St. upstairs) – Tour our historic building: 13 art studios & 18 working artist tenants in a wide range of pursuits. Open first Friday Art Walks and for rental!

  Sylvia Center for the Arts
205 Prospect St. 
 A multi-venue facility offering affordable accessible space for the local performing arts community.
1421 N. Forest St.
A nonprofit textile reuse center that transforms used clothing into creative upcycled goods. Ragfinery- Shop, Learn, Create. Tue – Sat 10 – 5
   Sacha Goldsmith Designer
1059 State St.
 Custom and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Her stunning creations are hand-fabricated in 14k gold and feature precious and semi-precious gemstones. Open by appointment.
Sharon Kingston Gallery
203 Prospect St.
Luminous, atmospheric oil paintings inspired by pottery and the landscape of the PNW. Large scale and intimate sized works on canvas.
Nancy Canyon Fine Art 
1000 Harris Ave., # 6
Nancy Canyon, MFA, creates in Studio 21, Morgan Block Building in Historic Fairhaven. Mon – Fri by appointment only, please call.
The-REStore-logo-300 The RE Store
2309 Meridian St.
Your community reuse center, providing salvaged and reclaimed building materials since 1993.
  The Upfront Theatre
1208 Bay St. #105
Established in 2004 by Ryan Stiles, The Upfront is an improv comedy theatre serving beer, wine, and laughs. Tues – Sat 7:15 – 11:30
Village-Books-Paper-Dreams_4 Village Books and Paper Dreams
1200 11th St. Bellingham, and 430 Front Street Lynden 98265 360.671.2626 
A full events schedule and a unique selection of books, cards, and gifts in Fairhaven and Lynden.
Whatcom_Museum_Logo Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect St. and 201 Prospect St., and 250 Flora St.
The Whatcom Museum’s three-building campus offers programs, events, and rotating exhibitions highlighting art, nature, and Northwest history. 
  Whatcom Symphony Orchestra
316 W. Champion St.
Fine orchestral music with national and international soloists. All ticketing is through the Mount Baker Theatre.
photo Western Washington University
516 High St.
College of Fine and Performing Arts – Offering a unique minor in Arts Enterprise & Cultural Innovation that puts arts students on a path to personal & professional success.

Western Gallery – International exhibitions and guided tours of the internationally-known outdoor sculpture collection. Free and open to the public.

1001 Harris Ave.
 For over 14 years Whimsey has offered extensive collection of local artists. In Fairhaven and online.
Downtown Bellingham Partnership
1310 Commercial St.
Working to create a vibrant atmosphere to make downtown a prime business location, visitor destination, and residential setting by organizing events year-round including monthly Art Walks and the Downtown Sounds Outdoor Concerts.
  Wandering Oaks Fine Arts Gallery and Glass Studio
126 W. Holly St.

Washington-based fine arts and working fused glass studio. Classes offered every Saturday in fused glass techniques. Mon-Thurs 10-6, Fri 10-7, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4
  Chocolate Necessities
1530 Cornwall Ave.
Enjoy Bellingham’s finest chocolates in a relaxing atmosphere. Mon-Thurs 10-10, Fri-Sat 10-11, Sun 12-6
  Allied Arts of Whatcom County Gallery and Thrift Store
1418 Cornwall Ave.
Gallery – Your local nonprofit Art Gallery. Every month we host a new themed show in our exhibit space featuring some of Whatcom County’s best artists. Come for First Friday Art Walk or just stop by during the day.

Thrift Store – Slip through the gallery to the incredible Art Reuse Thrift Store. We accept donations of school, office, and art supplies. Find treasures and get lost in shelves of books, fabric, paper, mats, beads, paint, and more!

  Old School Tattoo 
209 E. Holly St.
Premiere tattoo shop, body piercing studio, and artist gallery. Family owned and operated. Established in 1999.
Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism
Lighthouse Info Center: 904 Potter St.
Downtown: 1306 Commercial St.
Stop in for information on local events, dining options, hiking or biking trails, and more! We’ve got maps, brochures and a local’s view of all there is to do in Bellingham and Whatcom County.
  Blue Water Pottery
Jeremy Noet makes hand thrown, high-fire functional pottery for the home, pendant lighting, and dinnerware. Saturday Farmers Market or by appointment.
Whatcom Artists Studio Tour
Locations throughout Bellingham
The 23rd annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour features more than 35 juried artists and their studios.
Whatcom Weaver’s Guild Organized in 1971 to promote community interest and education in textiles, and communication among fiber artists, with an emphasis on weaving.
Baker Creek Studio
4058 Hammer Dr. #105
Decorative art to match the interior of your home. Classes also available.
  Cooper Lanza Gallery
1415 13th St. 
Cooper Lanza Gallery is a multi-faceted art space with a gallery, fine art school, and music venue.
Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave.
Located in the Historic Fairhaven District the BCT is the southern connection for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Seasonal foot ferries and charter vessels also provide connections to the San Juan Islands.
Lynden Performing Arts Guild
655 Front St.
The Claire presents high-quality theatre for Whatcom County audiences.

Thank you for another great year! Below you can view a summary of the 2016-2017 Arts & Culture Guide.

Arts and Culture Guide Summary 2016- 2017