Arts & Culture Guide2019-01-29T16:30:03-08:00

2018 – 2019 Arts and Culture Guide

Here are the listings for the 2018 – 2019 Whatcom County Arts and Culture Guide. You can download a PDF version of the guide here or pick one up at any of the participating businesses below.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 – 2020 Arts and Culture Guide, fill out the application here!

AB Video Training 
1418 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Video training for Bellingham’s public access channel. We provide classes, cameras and gear – you provide the stories.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County 
1418 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Fri 10-5 / Sat 12-5
Your local non-profit Art Gallery. New shows every month featuring Whatcom County’s best artists.

Allied Arts Reuse Thrift Store 
1418 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Fri 10-5 / Sat 12-5
Find treasures and get lost in shelves of books, fabric, papers, paints and more. We gladly accept donations of school, office, and art supples.

Aslan Brewing Co. 
1330 N Forest St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Sun-Thur 11-11 / Fri-Sat 11-Midnight
An energetic and dynamic brewery/brewpub. The walls at Aslan showcase a local artist every month!

BAAY- Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth 
1059 N State St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Thurs 4-8
Visual and performing arts education for students ages 5-17!

Baker Creek Studio 
4058 Hammer Dr #105
Bellingham, WA 98226
Baker Creek offers wheel throwing and sculpting classes for all levels. Nurture YOUR creativity!

Bellewood Acres
6140 Guide Meridian 
Lynden, WA 98264
Wed-Sun 8-5 / Closed Mon-Tues
Visit our upstairs Gallery where we celebrate local artists. County Cafe & Distillery Tastings!

Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave 
Bellingham, WA 98225
BCT connects you to the Alaska Marine Highway System and offers seasonal foot ferries and charter vessels to the San Juan Islands.

Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG)
2620 N Harbor Loop Dr #6
Bellingham, WA 98225
Non-profit providing classes, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and networking for any persons intersted in the Metal Arts.

Bellingham Music Club 
BMC grants prizes to talented youth; presents acclaimed musicians in daytime and evening series from Sept. to June.

Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Ave 
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Tues 10-8 / Wed-Sat 10-6 / Sun 1-5
Connecting our community with each other and the world to read, learn, meet, and discover.

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism 
1306 Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Stop in for information on local events, dining options, hiking or biking trails, and more!

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism 
904 Potter St
Bellingham, WA 98225

1701 Ellis St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Teaching children, teens and adults how to draw and paint for over 17 years!

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro 
1107 Railroad Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Thu-Sat 11-11 / Sun-Wed 11-10
Located in the heart of downtown, Boundary Bay offers award-winning handcrafted beers, local pub food and a rotating gallery featuring local artists.

Cooper Lanza Gallery 
1415 13th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Cooper Lanza is an expressive oil painter, offering painting and drawing classes and a fine art gallery.

Dakota Art Store
1322/1324 Cornwall Ave 
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Sat 9-6 / Sun Noon-5
Art materials for artists of all ages and experiences. Our adjacent gallery offers monthly shows and classes.

Downtown Bellingham Partnership 
1310 Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Creating a vibrant atmosphere to make downtown a key business location, visitor destination, and residential setting.

Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery 
311 W Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Sat 10-5:30 / Closed Sun
Quality and innovative design from the region’s most experienced framers. Located in Old Town Bellingham since 1973.

Gallery Pegasus
301 W Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Tues-Sat 12-5 / Closed Mon
Gallery Pegasus features large group art exhibitions aligned with Bellingham’s monthly art walks.

Good Earth Pottery    
1000 Harris Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Sat 11-6 / Sun 12-5
Juried gallery of locally handmade pottery and ceramic art, located in Fairhaven since 1969!

Jansen Art Center
321 Front St
Lynden, WA 98264
Tues-Wed 11-7 / Thurs 11-9 / Fri-Sat 11-5
Performances, exhibits, and classes in six creative studios.  Ceramics, Dance, Jewelry, Music, Painting & Textiles.

Limelight Cinema 
1416 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Open 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day. The sister cinema to Pickford Film Center, the Limelight plays quality films 365 days of the year. We offer beer, wine, and popcorn with real butter.

Make.Shift Art Space 

306 Flora St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Sat Noon-5 Make.Shift hosts all-ages shows, gallery exhibits, studios, and a community radio station, KZAX 94.9

Morrison Glass Art 
2111 Lincoln St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Fri 9-5
I create art that steps through a threshold, conveying messages of stewardship, liberty & activism.

Mount Baker Theatre  
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Fri 10-6 and 2 hours before showtime
Mount Baker Theatre brings big events home, and makes local events big. Immerse yourself in live entertainment.

Nancy Canyon Fine Art 
1000 Harris Ave #6
Bellingham, WA 98225
Fri 12-4 and by appointment, please call.
Nancy Canyon Fine Art is a working art studio in Historic Fairhaven.

Old School Tattoo
209 E Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Wed 10-8 / Thurs-Sat 10-9
Premeire tattoo shop,body piercing studio and artist gallery. Family owned and operated. Established in 1999.

Pace Atelier Art Studio 
3815 Bakerview Spur Bldg 2
Bellingham, WA 98226
We have it all! Clay, stone carving, printmaking, drawing, painting, and more. 20+ years experience working with kids.

Peter James Photography Gallery 
1211 Mill Ave Ste 202
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Wed 10-6 / Thurs-Fri 10-8 / Sat-Sun 11-6
Northwest nature photography, metal prints, and more in Fairhaven’s Orca Building.

Pickford Film Center  
1318 Bay St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Open 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day. More than movies! PFC has the best independent, foreign, documentary and family films – 365 days a year. We offer beer, wine, and popcorn with real butter.

1421 N Forest St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Tues-Sat 10-5
Nonprofit textile reuse center that transforms used clothing into creative upcycled goods.

Ruckus Art Gallery 
228 E Maple St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Sat 10-6 / Sun Noon-4
Industrial, contemporary art and design inspired by our love of rust, weathered wood and aged canvas.

Sacha Goldsmith Designer  
1059 N State St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Open by appointment
Custom and one-of-a-kind jewelry hand-fabricated in 14K gold and featuring precious and semi-precious gemstones.

Scott Ward at Current and Furbish  
1115 Harris Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Tues-Fri 11-5 / Sat 10-5 / Sun 12-3
Nationally renown, Scott’s colorful oil paintings speak to the eyes, heart, mind & spirit.

Sharon Kingston Art  
203 Prospect St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Wed-Sun 1-5 and by appt
Medium and large scale original atmospheric oil paintings by local artist Sharon Kingston.

The RE Store 
2309 Meridian St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Sat 9-6 / Sun 10-5
Your community reuse center, providing salvaged and reclaimed building materials since 1993.

The Upfront Theatre 
1208 Bay Street #105
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Wed 10-4 / Thurs-Fri 10-4 + 7:30-11:30 / Sat 7:30-11:30
Est. by world renowned improviser Ryan Stiles, The Upfront Theatre offers live improv comedy every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

Village Books 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Sat 9-9 / Sun 10-7
A full events schedule and a unique selection of books, cards, and gifts in Fairhaven.

Village Books 
430 Front St
Lynden, WA 98264
Mon-Sat 10-7 / Sun 11-5
A full events schedule and a unique selection of books, cards, and gifts in Lynden.

Wandering Oaks Fine Arts Gallery
126 W Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Thurs, Sat 10-6 / Fri 10-7 / Sun 11-4
Fused glass and paintings made in-store. Other WA-based art on display. Storytelling on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Whatcom Art Market 
1103 11th St
Bellinhgam, WA 98225
Wed-Sun 10-6
Fairhaven’s own non-profit Gallery & Gift Cooperative. 4th Friday art walks feature 45 local artists.

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 
Self-guided tour features working artists in over 30 studios—Oct. 6-7 & 13-14.  FREE!

Whatcom Museum 
121 Prospect St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Wed-Sun Noon-5
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
Bellingham, WA 98225
Fine orchestral music with national & international soloists. Tickets via the Mount Baker Theatre.

1001 Harris Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
11-5 Daily
For over 15 years Whimsey has offered the largest collection of local jewelry in Bellingham. In Fairhaven + online.

516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Presenting over 300 events annually: art, dance, design, music, theatre and more.