Arts Monthly
July 2018
"Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools - only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art."
Jerry Saltz
(and they are usually air conditioned!)
Coming up in our Gallery for July
Allied Arts of Whatcom County and the artists of Old School Tattoo have partnered on a Star Wars Tribute as part of the 2018 Gallery Series. An ode to the Star Wars Franchise, Star Wars Tribute showcases what happens when the tattoo artists of Old School Tattoo deviate from their typical medium, to make their mark in a new and exciting way. Starring the imaginative staff of Old School Tattoo, these artists have diligently worked on pieces exemplifying the adventurous spirit of the Star Wars characters and iconic scenes from the movies.

Small works from members of the Bellingham Metal Arts Guild will be on display in our cases.

The Allied Arts Gallery is dedicated to providing a professional space for local artists of every background and experience level to present and sell their work, supporting the arts and artists of Bellingham’s community. For more information, visit or contact Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator, at 676-8548 x2 or
Lend a helping hand!
We have some great volunteer opportunities coming up. Click the links below to lend a helping hand!

Closure notice
The Allied Arts Gallery, Thrift Store and Office will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Thursday, July 5.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Local Spa Seeking Art
Local spa looking for artist paintings or photography to display. Please contact Joanna McElroy at 360-305-5396 or .
The 2018-2019 Arts and Culture Guide is here!
The Bellingham/Whatcom County Arts and Culture Guide is your one-stop resource for all things artsy in our area. Pick your's up today in our office, at one of the participating businesses or click the image below to view it all on our website.
BellinghamART Summer Camps
Children, Teens and Adults will create art and crafts with projects using drawing and painting. and sculpting. Choose from mornings or afternoons. 

Ages 6 to 8: July 2-6 Cartoons and Clay • July 9-12 Lands of Enchantment • July 16-19 The Land of the Tigers • July 23-26 Around the World with Art • July 30-August 2 Mexico Art Fiesta. 

Ages 9 up, Teens and Adults: July 2-6 The Golden Age of Animation • July 9-12 Drawing and Painting Animals • July 16-19 India the Land of the Tigers • July 23-26 The World of Dragons • July 30-August 2 Mexican Art Inspirations.

Visit or Phone 360.738.8379
Free Maple Wood
The bottom of the tree is around 400 years old. Want to give wood to wood artist. If interested email Veda -
Call for submissions: BeLEAF in Whatcom Art
BeLEAF in Whatcom Art and Whatcom Art Guild are excited to announce a Call for Artists for the BeLEAF in Whatcom Art, community art project. Representing the love of art in our community, a tree shape is the easel on which we will hang the individual art, submitted by professional, amateur, student, and community artists. Each person’s submission will be either their art in a leaf shape, honoring leaves, and/or as an interpretation of a leaf. Now, through at least August 2018, is accepting applications. Art submission guidelines and parameters can be found on the website. Art will be collected, on certain Wednesdays 4-6 PM, at the Whatcom Art Market, 1103 11 th  St, Bellingham. Check out , , and for all the details.
2018 Calendar of Allied Arts Events and Application Deadlines
If application information is not currently on the linked pages, please check back, pages are updated regularly to reflect the current status of the event.

2019 Gallery & Community Exhibits Monthly exhibits in 2019 App Due 8/23/18

Bellingham SeaFeast September 21 & 22 Application Deadline June 24
Thank you for your continued support of Allied Arts of Whatcom County. Please take a moment to fill out our Survey of Our Value Within the Community. The purpose of this survey is to determine the needs of our community.
Want to find out about more great art events and opportunities happening in December throughout Whatcom County? Check out our Events Calendar!