Arts Monthly
September 2019 Edition
Great art in September? Precisely!
Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2019 Gallery Series is excited to present Precise Practicalities , an exhibit dedicated to beauty of precise artwork, jewelry and wood work, displaying the ease and beauty of a finely crafted piece. Featuring artists, Sacha Bliese, Anita K. Boyle, Seren Fargo, Chris Romaine, and Barbara Siegele. 
Closure Notice
Allied Arts Gallery, Thrift Store and office will be closed Saturday, August 31 - Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3 at 10am.

We hope you have a happy and safe long weekend!
We've Been Framed!
Holy Moly!!! Frames, frames and more frames! These are top quality, gorgeous, hand-built frames. Sizes range from 4' x 6', 35" x 35", 25" x 31", 20" x 24", 12" x 16", 12" x 12", and more!

Prices reflect about 1/3 of retail and are open to negotiation, especially if you're taking a lot off our hands! The pictures just show a few of what we've gotten so far.

Intimidated by the thought of mounting your work in one of these frames? Do you do work on fabric or paper so you'd like glass to fit one of these? Go see our friends over at  Fourth Corner Frames  or  Bellingham FrameWorks  and they'd be happy to help you out!

Come down to our space at 1418 Cornwall Ave and see them today!

Keep an eye on our website for more information coming soon!
BAAY Presents: Pippin
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth proudly presents Pippin performed by a talented cast ages 15-17. There's magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love, and war in Stephen Schwartz's iconic musical. Pippin is the story of the search for happiness and fulfillment and performances run August 30 - September 1 and September 6-8 at the BAAY Theatre. Directed by Olivia Theilemann, with choreography by Lisa Markowitz and musical direction by Steve Barnes. Tickets and more information at!

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

Friday, August 30 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 31 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 1 at 2:00 PM
Friday, September 6 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 7 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 8 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: $10 at the door or online at

About BAAY: Founded in 2006, Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth is a nonprofit arts education organization that offers quality instruction in theater, choir, dance, music, and visual arts to youth, ages 3-17. A beloved fixture in Bellingham's thriving arts community, the organization has produced over 100 musicals to date. In addition, BAAY strives to reach new members of the community through its other two branches: the BAAY Preschool ( and the BAAY EduArts enrichment program (, which offers over 20 arts classes per quarter to elementary students throughout Whatcom County.
Karen Johanson's work is popping up all over!
New work from Karen Johanson at Make.Shift Market
Bellingham-based artist and photographer Karen Johanson shows her latest series of cyanotypes in the final weekend of the summer-long art pop-up series Make.Shift Market, sponsored by Make.Shift and hosted by Twin Sisters Brewing Company. Stop by the event on Sunday, September 1 from 3–6 p.m.

Artist Reception: Alternative Visions
Bellingham-based artist and photographer shows her latest series of cyanotypes as part of the group show Alternative Visions, a celebration of alternative process photography at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. The show opens September 14, with an opening artists reception from 5–8 p.m. at the gallery.

November PhinneyWood Art Walk Show at Makeda & Mingus
Bellingham-based artist and photographer shows her latest series of cyanotypes at Makeda & Mingus throughout November. The show opens November 8, with an opening reception from 6–9 p.m., which is part of the PhinneyWood Art Walk.
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Call for Artists: 2019 6X6NW – A Unique Community & National Art Exhibition
It’s time for the 6X6NW call for artists! We’re excited to begin the registration process for one of our favorite programs. We hope you will pARTicipate! The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for 6X6NW, a community art exhibition event featuring an estimated 700 works of art . Each artwork must be 6 x 6 inches and artists may enter up to 10 works of any medium (2D or 3D). There is a $6 fee to register. Registration is free for children 18 and under.

Entries will be exhibited during 6X6NW on October 5, 2019 and offered for sale to the public for $36 each. The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council will receive a 60% commission on any works sold and artists may elect to waive their 40% commission and contribute their work(s) as a full donation to benefit the Arts Council’s community arts programming and events.

Interested in taking pART? Registration and participation is open to all — no art background is required! For information and registration visit:

Registered participants will receive 6 free tickets to the event at Shoreline Community College on October 5 (a $60 value). Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including People's Choice. Entries Due: All 6 x 6 works of art must be received by the Arts Council office at the Shoreline Center by September 27 or postmarked by September 28 . Please, no late entries! Earlier is better. Arts Council Address: 18560 1st AVE NE Shoreline, WA 98155

Now in its 4th year, 6X6NW is a program of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and will be held on Saturday, October 5 at Shoreline Community College – 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Bldg. 9000, Shoreline, WA 98133.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.
Want to find out about more great art events and opportunities happening throughout Whatcom County? Check out our Events Calendar!