Arts Monthly
July 2019 Edition
Happening this weekend!
The festival will kick off with the Historic Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk and run through Saturday. It is a collaborative project with the Historic Fairhaven Association, Bellingham/ Whatcom Tourism Bureau, Native Arts Collective, the Whatcom Artist Guild and more. 

Activities, events and vendor booths will 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 Fairhaven Village Green will be the main hub for booths and performances with Fairhaven businesses hosting specials and activities throughout Fairhaven. 

Closure notice
Allied Arts Gallery, Thrift Store and Office will be closed the following dates:

  • Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29 (we can't be two places at once!)
  • All day Thursday, July 4 and 10am - 5pm Friday, July 5, we'll be open for Art Walk 6 - 9pm that day.
Showing in July:
2019 Gallery Series: Piece by Piece
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2019 Gallery Series for July; Piece by Piece , will showcase artwork from local artists with a variety of media. Rae Ellen Lee makes playful pieces out of recycled boxes and paint for window sills, shelves and desktops. Ginny Baker, captures the beauty of various city and scenic viewpoints. Lois Dahl will have wildlife totems of various sizes. Carol Hansen with her fantastic time-intensive egg-shell mosaics.
Call for Art: Public Art Portable Works Purchase: Fresh Perspectives II
The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional artwork and wall hanging sculptures for a competitive purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection. Maximum measurements for work is 48 x 48 x 5 inches and should not weigh more than 50 pounds. Artwork not conforming to these qualifications may be disqualified. The artwork will enter a rotating portable works collection and objects may need to be moved by one person.

Artists working with a colorful palette are encouraged to apply. The artwork must be available for purchase. Purchases will be chosen by a panel who are charged with selecting artwork that reflects diversity of expression. The call is open to professional artists residing in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska.

Applications ( link here ) close 10:59 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2019 (Pacific Daylight Time).
Sketch Orcas with Susan Slapin
Start where you are!
Select 1 or all Mondays: July 8, 15, 22.
1-3pm $40. per 2 hour session.
Place: Libby Garcia’s Boathouse Ciderworks
(just above Orcas Hotel) 
  • Bring Sketchbook, pens, pencils, charcoal, ruler, eraser, etc.
  • Develop basic sketching and observational skills via small studies. 
  • Explore line, mark-making, building surfaces.
  • Develop your artistic knowledge, voice, and style.

Our Studio will be outside in beautiful surroundings, on tables. 
Order Libby’s delicious cider inside. EnJoy!

To begin or continue on your sketchbook journey…or to schedule your mini art retreat, or art lessons! Call or email to register or with questions:
(360) 298-2868

BAAY Presents: 13 the Musical
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth is proud to present 13 the Musical on July 12-14 at the BAAY Theatre! This special production is an entirely student-led process. Co-directors Brody Buck and Adaryn Healy, ages 16 and 15 respectively, were eager to lead a team of their peers alongside choreographer Meixing Rain in this memorable, coming-of-age musical. Featuring a catchy rock score by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, this show follows preteen Evan Goldman as he navigates a new middle school in the wake of his parents’ divorce. From popularity contests, awkward crushes, and developing confidence in oneself, 13 the Musical explores timeless subject matter about growing up. It offers meaningful validation and an opportunity for young people to see themselves in a piece of art. For adults, it provides a nostalgic look back, as well as a healthy reflection on the adolescent experience. Parents are encouraged to attend with their kids as a way to connect and discuss this important time in all of our lives. Tickets and more information available at! This show is rated PG-13 for mature themes, so parental guidance is recommended for young viewers.

Location: The BAAY Theatre
1059 N State St. Bellingham, WA 98225

Friday, July 12 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: $10 at the door or online at
Call to Artists:
The Bellingham Yoga Collective just signed up for the art walk in July and we need to get matched with an artist! We're open to any medium, or any artist that we connect with and who feels called to showcase at our studio. We're looking to network and show our space to the artist community and host! 

About us: We are locally owned, community oriented and conveniently located downtown Bellingham in the historic Granary Building on Bellingham's waterfront development. We specialize in Vinyasa styles, thought leading Hatha alignment classes, as well as Yin and Restorative classes. We believe the mindfulness practice is a radical act of self care and our mission is to provide you a space to come practice and connect . Check out

Our space: our studio is 2600 sq feet with ocean views, the yoga room is 1300 sq feet. We cannot showcase art that needs to be nailed into the wall to hang. We also have a smaller wall open to showcasing/selling an artists work on a more regular basis. 

Contact the Bellingham Yogo Collective at if you're interested in this opportunity!
Call to Artists: Bellingham SeaFeast
Bellingham SeaFeast will takeover Squalicum Harbor and Zuanich Point Park yet again this September. They are currently seeking artists to share and sell their work along the SeaFeast Wharf September 21 & 22, 2019 - two days this year! Visual artists of various mediums (2-D, glass, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, wood, fiber art, metal, mixed media,etc) are invited to apply - particularly those whose work celebrates the sea and all it entails. Please direct any questions to 
Click the graphic above to see all the classes offered by Deb.
Want to find out about more great art events and opportunities happening throughout Whatcom County? Check out our Events Calendar!