Arts Monthly
June 2018
"One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by." Jeanette Walls
(or to do art by!)
Coming up in our Gallery for June
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2018 Gallery Series is excited to introduce the Native Arts Collective , featuring the unique and captivating works of Native artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The exhibition will consist of various media including intricate beadwork, jewelry, wood carving, metalwork, drums, blankets, glass, and more.

We will also have a community art project led by Christian Smith to celebrate our community’s cultures. Decorate a flag to be exhibited at the Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival June 22 & 23.

Native Arts Collective provides a platform to showcase the vibrancy, skill, and creativity of new and upcoming Native artists, and will be displayed from June 1st until June 30th, 2018. 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 for spring cleaning and in observance of Memorial Day Thursday, May 24 - Monday, May 28. We will reopen Tuesday, May 29

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Call to Artists: Bellingham SeaFeast
Deadline: June 7, 2018
Event Date: September 22, 2018

Bellingham SeaFeast showcases and celebrates our rich marine heritage, thriving working waterfront, commercial fishing and seafood industries, and the culinary bounty of our corner of the Pacific Northwest. People of all ages and ethnicities are invited to come participate in this one-day event that offers various waterfront activities celebrating Bellingham’s marine heritage. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about the harvest seasons of Salish Sea seafood to create local, healthy, and delicious family menus.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County is coordinating the art booth and activities component of this event with an emphasis on depicting our thriving marine heritage and lively Salish Sea.
Registration is Open for the Summer Art Camps at BAAY and WCC with Teaching Artist Rachel Simpson!
There’s a variety of Summer Art Camps for kids of all ages, such as Drawing & Painting, Upcycled Art & Sculpture, Preschool & Kinders Art, and there’s options for several age groups with BAAY (Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth - Summer Art Camps) and a Drawing class at WCC (Whatcom Community College – Kids College)! Details for classes are listed on Rachel's website here.
Grants for Artist Projects is now open!
The deadline to apply for GAP is June 25 and you can find application guidelines here. To support artists who are new to applying for grants or generally have questions about the process, Artist Trust will be holding Office Hours, webinars, and workshops over the next few months, more information about these events is available on the application page. We have also compiled an updated reference guide that breaks down different approaches to the various components of the GAP application in hopes of making applying as straightforward as possible.
Morrison Glass Art is celebrating Father’s Day with an OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, June 16th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Bring Dad for glass blowing demonstrations and snacks!
Awesome deals at outrageous prices!

This event is FREE! 2111 Lincoln Street Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: 360-714-8732 Email:

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: June 25-28 An Ocean Art Mystery • 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: June 25-28 Art from under the Sea • 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
Sundail Mural Fundraiser Joins June Art Walk
Bellingham Sundial Mural Project invites the community to a gallery party during June Art Walk to raise funds for the slated sundial mural. Artwork by mural artist Gretchen Leggitt, sundial installations by Sasch Stephens, and project renderings will be on display. Donations are greatly appreciated and will be considered for raffle prizes. The group hopes to raise enough funds to begin painting in late June. Join us at HappyChap Creative Co. at 1215 Cornwall Ave. on June 1, 6-10 p.m.

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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!