Arts Monthly
May 2019
Among the changing months, May stands confest, the sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.
-James Thomson
Celebrate our young artists!
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Allied Arts Closure
Allied Arts Gallery, Thrift Store and office will be closed on the following dates:

  • Saturday, April 27 for a private function
  • Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Don't miss out on these great opportunities!
We apologize for any discrepancies in due dates amongst our different media platforms, we hopefully have fixed them all, but we will be taking items for jury until 5pm on April 26.
Due Friday, April 26, 2019
Allied Arts of Whatcom County is looking to work with cultural organizations, groups and artists highlighting their own culture and heritage throughout Whatcom County on a two-day Cultural Arts Festival to take place in Fairhaven, June 28 & 29, 2019.

The Call for Proposals is available now at and is due by April 15, 2019.

All groups are encouraged to apply. We hope to find Activities and events that focus on the arts, music, performance, food, presentations and workshops highlighting the diverse cultural communities in Whatcom County with the goal of promoting cultural diversity.

The festival will kick off with the Historic Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk and run throughout the weekend. It will be a collaborative project with the Historic Fairhaven Association, Bellingham/ Whatcom Tourism Bureau, Native Arts Collective, Whatcom Artist Guild and more.

The Fairhaven Village Green will be the main hub for booths and performances with Fairhaven businesses hosting specials and activities throughout Fairhaven. 
Its not too early to start thinking about the holidays!
Due Friday, April 26, 2019

Ok, it might be, but not when you're planning the largest and longest running holiday arts market in the area, you gotta start planning early! Last year, we sold over 26,000 handmade objects during the festival, so we also want to get all you artists signed up so you can start preparing.

The twofold purpose of our festivals is to encourage and support the creation and sale of locally produced fine art and craft while providing an opportunity to connect artists and craftspeople with the general public. This juried festival pursues top quality original arts and crafts and seeks excellence in presentation. Festival proceeds support the visual arts in the region through Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s general and educational programs, community arts events, gallery shows, and artist resources.

The Holiday Festival of the Arts is an indoor, 5 week-long festival featuring 100 artisans from our region. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music, workshops for children, artists demonstrating their craft, and even visits from Santa.

We encourage all artists of any level or medium to apply for the Holiday Festival. Applications can be filled out online at or are available in the Allied Arts Gallery at 1418 Cornwall Avenue, Downtown Bellingham. The deadline for applications is 5pm, April 25, 2019!

For more information contact: Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator at 676-8548 x2 or 
Student Art Gala and Silent Auction
On Friday, May 3rd from 6-8:30 pm in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space, Western's Buchanan Towers Hall Council will be throwing their first ever student art gala and silent auction! All proceeds will be donated to Lydia Place, a local charity that provides housing resources and promotes sustained independence for struggling families in the area. There will be live music, food, creative activities, and a raffle throughout the evening. Come celebrate our up-and-coming local artists and spend a classy evening supporting a noble cause.
Printing Press for Sale
Dick Blick Original Master-Etch
Excellent Condition. Bed is 22 x 36"
$2500 includes blankets
If interested, contact Rachel at 360-671-0299 or
Call to Artists: Whatcom Art Market
The Whatcom Art Market is looking for artists interested in joing a co-op gallery. The Whatcom Art Market is staffed and run by artists and is a part of the Whatcom Art Guild. We strive to offer quality art works from emerging and mid-career artists. Please stop by and check it out if you're ready to market your artwork!

We are located at 1103 11th Street in Fairhaven, open daily 10am - 6pm. Contact 360-738-8564 to get involved! 
Want to find out about more great art events and opportunities happening throughout Whatcom County? Check out our Events Calendar!