The Allied Arts Gallery is currently closed to the public due to the COVID 19 outbreak, we plan to reopen when local and federal health authorities deem it safe to do so. Until then, please enjoy images of works from all our shows here or see more on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Currently Showing

RARE: Recycled Arts Resource Expo
Our Gallery unfortunately is closed due to the Corvid-19 outbreak. We plan to participate in a virtual art walk and will post a large gallery of images here on our website and via our Facebook and Instagram pages.

We will not be holding any workshops or presentations during April 3 & 4 as previously planned, but instead we ask that you keep an eye on our social media pages and the websites and social media pages of other creative reuse organizations in our area, they are constantly posting great content about how to turn trash into treasure! We’ve provided a few links below


The RE Store

Social Fabric

Allied Arts Whatcom Reads Challenge

Our gallery is currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 outbreak, however, works from this exhibit are still visible through our gallery windows if you’re out for a socially distant stroll downtown.

Allied Arts hosts their annual partnership with the Bellingham and Whatcom Libraries Whatcom READS program, the Whatcom READS Art Challenge. Artists were tasked with reading this year’s book and creating art inspired by it. The featured book this year is “To the Bright Edge of the World” by Eowyn Ivey. Artists are invited to create works influenced by the book. Also featured, will be works by Louise Magno, Seren Fargo, Mimi Oritz, Judy Laub, Gary Theriault and Nick Payne.

***Note*** Some of our artists have fragrance sensitivities, please avoid using scented products prior to attending the opening.

Upcoming Exhibits in 2020

20th Annual Children’s Art Walk

Friday, May 1, 2020 – 6pm to 9pm

We welcome all to stroll through downtown Bellingham and delight in the works of the younger art community! On Friday, May 1, Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 20th annual Children’s Art Walk presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County. On this night there will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. Art will stay on display through May in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month.

Dress Poetry at the Allied Arts Gallery

June 5-26, 2020


Opening Reception: Friday, June 5, 2020, 6pm – 9pm

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 12 – 5pm

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is proud to present the Poetry Dress Project, June 5 – 26. The show will feature work by artist Leslie Wharton.

Dress Poetry and Allied Arts of Whatcom County are joining to inspire poets to make poetry more accessible and visual.  Dresses and poetry hold memory and can express to the world who we are. In celebration of changing norms on wearing dresses, and the 100th anniversary of suffragettes winning the right to vote, pull those pretty, powerful, dresses and poems out of the closet and join us for this exciting show.  Dresses will be on display with their original poem or prose at Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Ave., Downtown Bellingham, June 5 – 27, 2020.

For the PDF: 2020 Gallery Brochure