Arts Monthly
May 2018
Then its time to marvel at our talented youngsters!
Whatcom County students can proudly display their works of art at Allied Arts’ annual Children’s Art Walk. Each first Friday of May, art lovers can stroll through downtown Bellingham and delight in children’s creative expressions displayed in store windows, hear live youth musical performances, and participate in other special offerings. The Allied Arts Gallery exhibit will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display throughout the month of May in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month. We invite schools, parents, and local businesses to all get involved in this exciting event to advocate children’s art and creativity. Check our website for a full list of events and participating schools.

We couldn't pull off great events like this without wonderful volunteers like you. Click here to sign up!
Allied Arts Community Exhibits
Peter James at The Copper Hog Gastropub
1327 N State St
On display thru May
Peter James photographs printed on metal depict our landscape on a grand scale. "I believe that exposure to nature's beauty is a simple way to improve our quality of life."

For more information on Peter's work visit
Lend a helping hand!
We have some great volunteer opportunities coming up. Click the links below to lend a helping hand!

Business Art Skill Share Sessions
Artist Biographies & Résumés with Katy Hannigan
Saturday May 12, 1 – 3pm 
At the Allied Arts Gallery, 1418 Cornwall Ave, Downtown Bellingham
Class Fee: FREE

Artist biographies and résumés are hard to write, but they’re important tools for artists working in any discipline. In this workshop, led by Artist Trust Program Manager Katy Hannigan, you’ll learn the difference between artist biographies and résumés, the basics of writing both, and how to create your own. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the start of a résumé and biography to use for grant, residency, or fellowship applications, on your website, and/or in your portfolio.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Artist Trust.

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

  • Saturday, April 28, reopening Monday, April 30
  • Thursday, May 24 - Monday, May 28, reopening Tuesday, May 29

We apologize for any inconvenience.
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!