2021 – 2022 Arts and Culture Guide

What is it?

The Arts and Culture Guide is a comprehensive list of studio, gallery, performing arts center, theatre, or other arts-related business in Bellingham and surrounding areas. We print 20,000 copies which are featured in area hotels, tourism and visitor centers, libraries, bookstores and other locations; as well as in all the locations featured on the map. The map is also featured in the June issue of Adventures Northwest Magazine, and on the Allied Arts website in a Google map version.

We are currently accepting applications for 2022-2023. Fill out an online form here. Applications are due March 25, 2022.


Listings for the 2021 – 2022 Whatcom County Arts and Culture Guide

Download a PDF version of the guide here or pick one up at any of the participating businesses below. Google map version available here.

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.

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY)
1059 N State St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Mon-Thurs 4-8
Dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the exploration of the arts.

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 Whatcom County Tourism 
904 Potter St
Bellingham, WA 98225

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 Syre
465 W Stuart Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Contemporary Art Gallery showcasing local and national artists and focusing on community engagement.


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.

Bellingham Metal Arts Guild
2620 N Harbor Loop Dr #6
Bellingham, WA 98225
Non-profit providing affordable studio access, classes, and networking support to anyone interested in metal arts.

Make.Shift Art Space
306 Flora St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Showcasing artwork from local and regional artists of all experience levels.

Gallery West
1300 12th St
360.734.8414 | artgallerywest.com
The finest quality art and contemporary crafts in the Pacific Northwest.

Bellingham Makerspace
1 Bellis Fair Pkwy Ste 618
360.230.8092 | bellinghammakerspace.org
Mon – Fri 1 – 6 | Sat – Sun 12 – 5
Bellingham Makerspace is a non-profit community tool, tech and skill sharing space for making stuff.

Baker Creek Studio
4058 Hammer Dr #105
360.393.5458 | bakercreekceramics.com
By Appt.
Baker Creek Ceramics is the creative space of Deb McCunn where she creates her lively sculptures and offers classes for students who want to sculpt or throw pottery on the potter’s wheel.

Applewood Farm Studios
6980 Goodwin Rd
360.966.5148 | applewoodfarmstudios.com
By Appt.
Stainless steel & concrete sculpture for public, business, home & garden, and woven necklaces.

Bellingham Symphony Orchestra
316 W Champion St
Bellingham, WA 98225
The BSO enriches, inspires, and connects our community through the transformative power of music.

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.

Geheim Gallery
1228 Bay St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Fri-Sun 11-4 & By Appt
Geheim Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Downtown Bellingham 

Scott Ward Art
1115 Harris Ave
206.696.2671 | scottwardart.com
Oil paintings – Bold color, graceful lines and a playful spirit!


Village Books & Paper Dreams
1200 11th St, Bellingham
360.671.2626 | villagebooks.com
Open Daily

430 Front St, Lynden
360.526.2133 | villagebooks.com
Open Daily
Enjoy a full events schedule plus a unique selection of books, gifts, and cards in Fairhaven and Lynden

BLD Workshop and Gallery
905 Harris Ave Unit 201
360.410.6085 | barrettLizzadesign.com
Tue-Sat 11-6
At BLD you will find pieces of upcycled
antiques, abstract paintings, fine woodworking and oddities.

1001 Harris Ave
360.733.5568 | shopwhimsey.com
Open Daily & By Appt.
For over 18 years Whimsey has offered the largest collection of local jewelry in Bellingham. Visit us in Fairhaven and online.

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.

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.

Sustainable Connections
1701 Ellis St, Ste 221
Bellingham, WA 98225
Think Local First when shopping for your art supplies! Search for local businesses using our online directory at SustainableConnections.org

The FAB Studios
314 E Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Facebook: TheFABStudiosBellingham
12 independently owned art studios in the Fine Arts Building. Open monthly for art walk, and by appointment.

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.

Valley Arts Group
8 Barn View Dr | 10 Barnview Ct |
4 Clubhouse Circle
Bellingham, WA 98229
Vibrant non-profit arts in the Valley, member displays ongoing
at Creekside Barn, South Whatcom Library and SV Clubhouse.

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.

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