2022 – 2023 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 thousands of copies, which are featured in local 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.

Applications for the 2023- 2024 Whatcom County Arts and Culture Guide will open in January 2023.

Listings for the 2022 – 2023 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.

 

A huge thank you to our partners in the distribution of the guide:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants

Allied Arts of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Ave
360-676-8548 | alliedarts.org
Tue-Sat 11-5
Your local non-profit Art Gallery and Art Reuse Thrift Store in one place! We host a new monthly themed show featuring Whatcom County’s best artists. Come through the Gallery, then visit our Art Reuse Thrift Store.

Baker Creek Ceramics
4058 Hammer Dr #105
360.393.5458 | bakercreekceramics.com
Thur 2-9 / Fri 1-6 / Sat 9-3 / 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.

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

Bellingham Chamber Chorale
1225 E Sunset Dr Ste 145-395
360-386-5907 | bellinghamchamberchorale.org
Bringing unique, inspiring, and life-changing choral music experiences to singers and audiences to our local community and beyond.

Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave 
360-676-2500 | portofbellingham.com
Located in the Historic Fairhaven District, the BCT is the southern connection for the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Bellingham Symphony Orchestra
316 W Champion St
bellinghamsymphony.org
We engage, connect, and uplift our community by performing powerful, beautiful, and inspring music.

Burnish Clay Studio
2006 N State St
(360) 419-6526 | burnishclaystudio.com
Tue-Sat 12-6
We engage, connect, and uplift our community by performing powerful, beautiful, and inspring music.

Dakota Art Store
1322/1324 Cornwall Ave 
360-676-8918 | dakotaartstores.com
Mon-Sat 10-5
Staffed by local artists, we offer a large variety of art materials for artists of all ages and experiences. Please call the store for current status of gallery shows or class offerings.

Downtown Bellingham Partnership 
114 W Magnolia St Unit 504
360-527-8710 | downtownbellingham.com
Creating a vibrant atmosphere to make downtown a key business location, visitor destination, and residential setting.

Fishboy Gallery
617 Virginia St
(360) 319-2913 | fishboygallery.com
Call or text for appointment
Contemporary folk-art by RR Clark (aka Fishboy) and modern graphics by BJ Hicks. Home gallery.

Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery 
301 W Holly St Suites D2-3
360-734-1340 | fourthcornerframes.com
Mon-Sat 10-5:30
Quality and innovative design from the region’s most experienced framers. Located in Old Town Bellingham since 1973.

Gallery of Echo Chernik and Gallery Gifts
1200 Harris Ave Ste 309
(425) 786-7712 | echochernik.com
Tue-Sat 12-9 and by appointment.
Working studio of Echo Chernik, art nouveau and neoclassical artist. New! Artist curated Gift Shop.

Gallery Syre
465 W Stuart Rd
360-746-8745 | gallerysyre.com
Gallery Syre is a contemporary art gallery focused on representing local and national artists.

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

Int Peace Arch Association
19 A Street, Blaine
(360) 332-7165 | peacearchpark.org
Park open 7 days/week 8am-dusk; Gift Shop open weekends 11am-5pm
VisitPeace Arch Park Association’s 25th annual sculpture show and sale from my 1 to October 1, 2022.

Jansen Art Center
321 Front St
Lynden, WA 98264
360-354-3600 | jansenartcenter.org
Tues-Thur 11-7 / Fri-Sat 11-5
The Jansen Art Center creates opportunities for the community to engage in the arts.

Make.Shift Art Space
306 Flora St
360-389-3569 | makeshiftproject.com
Thur-Sat 1-6 / First Fridays 5-9
An all-ages non-profit art gallery showing local and regional artists of all experience levels.

Mindport
210 W Holly St
(360)647-5614 | mindport.org
Wed-Fri 12-6 / Sat 10-5 / Sun 12-5
Interactive exhibits blending science and art, mind and heart. Come explore with us!

Mount Baker Theatre  
104 N Commercial St
mountbakertheatre.com
Mon-Fri 10-2
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
360-710-7139 | nancycanyon.com
By Appointment
Private studio offering nature paintings, handmade books, cards, and art classes.

Pacé Atelier Art Studio
3815 Bakerview Spur Rd BLDG#2
(360)393-1335 | paceatelier.com
Pacé is a fun and inspirational art studio for kids of all ages,with endless media to explore!

Peter James Photography Gallery
1211 Mill Ave
(360)733-9377 | peterjamesphotogallery.com
Wed-Sun 11:30-7
Local nature photography on a grand scale!

Scott Ward Art
1115 Harris Ave
206-696-2671 | scottwardart.com
Oil paintings – Bold color, graceful lines and a playful spirit!

Spark Museum
1312 Bay St
360-738-3886 | sparkmuseum.org
Wed-Fri 11-5 / Megazappershow Sat-Sun at 2:30
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention is a place of wonder and excitement all about electricity!

Sustainable Connections
1701 Ellis St, Ste 221
360-647-7093 | sustainableconnections.org
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
360-933-4871
Facebook: TheFABStudiosBellingham
12 independently owned art studios in the Fine Arts Building. Open monthly for art walk, and by appointment.

The Gallery at 3rd and Main 
2046 Main street, Ferndale
(360)656-5997 | Gallery3rdMain.com
Wed-Sat 11-4
G3M mixes fun and fine art to showcase local artists in an inclusive environment. Original work, prints, art objects and gifts.

Valley Arts Group
Creekside Community Center/ SV Clubhouse 8 Barn View Dr / 
4 Clubhouse Circle

360-733-6729 | valleyartsgroup.org
Barn 7-7 / Clubhouse 8-11
Vibrant non-profit arts in the Valley, member displays ongoing
at Creekside Barn, South Whatcom Library and SV Clubhouse.

Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County
904 Potter St
360-671-3990
bellingham.org
Check out Bellingham.org for the most updated events, restaurants, places to stay, and more!

Wandering Oaks Fine Arts Gallery
126 W Holly St
360-788-5454 | wanderingoaksgallery.com
Mon-Sat 11-6 / Sun 11-4
Wandering Oaks Gallery is a working studio displaying WA-based artists and fused glass classes.

Whatcom Art Market 
1103 11th St
Bellinhgam, WA 98225
360-738-8564 | whatcomartmarket.org
Open Daily 11-6
Whatcom Art Market is a CO-OP gallery and gift store in Fairhaven of almost 50 local artists!

Whatcom Museum 
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St
360-778-8930 | whatcommuseum.org
Thur-Sun 12-5
The Whatcom Museum’s three-building campus offers programs, events, and rotating exhibitions highlighting art, nature, and Northwest history.

Whimsey
1001 Harris Ave
360.733.5568 | shopwhimsey.com
Open Daily & By Appt.
For over 19 years Whimsey has offered the largest collection of local jewelry in Bellingham. Visit us in Fairhaven and online.

WWU College of Fine and Performing Arts
516 High St
360-650-2829 | cfpa.wwu.edu
Hundreds of music, theatre, and dance performances, exhibitions each year. Outdoor sculptures. 


Artwalks

  • Downtown Bellingham First Friday Art Walks: Each First Friday of the month from 6:00-9:00 Downtown Bellingham celebrates the arts. Come join in the fun! Downtown Bellingham Partnership coordinates the event. To get involved as a business, artist or enthusiast, Check out their website at https://www.downtownbellingham.com/
  • Fairhaven Art Walk: The fourth Thursday of each month, Fairhaven businesses celebrate the arts from 5:00-8:00 during the Fairhaven Art Walk. To get involved as a business, artist or enthusiast, check out the Fairhaven Association website at https://enjoyfairhaven.com/