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May 1, 2022

Join us for the 22nd Annual Children’s Art Walk!

May 6, 5-8 pm

22nd Annual Children’s Art Walk

We welcome all to stroll through downtown Bellingham and delight in the works of the younger art community! On Friday, May 6 Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 22nd annual Children’s Art Walk presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County. On this night there will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. Art will stay on display through the first two weeks in May in honor of the statewide Arts Education Month.

Allied Arts will be CLOSED May 24-30!

With bitter sweet tears, we congratulate our beloved Judy Taylor on celebrating her 80th trip around the sun. She is also celebrating her retirement from her 26 years as bookkeeper and many other hats here at Allied Arts. We will miss her amazing skills at whipping out last minute financial reports for grants almost as quickly as she can make online purchases for new office equipment. We never were short on printer paper or a kind though sometimes sarcastic word. We will miss her on-going exclamations of “What is this?” and “Lord Loved Duck” We wish you all the best on your new adventures and we already have a list of projects for you just in case you miss us.

Allied Arts Of Whatcom County celebrates and honors Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the month of May and beyond.

Check out "Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea" at the Whatcom Museum where this extraordinary painting of Polly Bemis, by artist Hung Liu is featured. Many thanks to the Curator, Amy Chaloupka, for a fantastic tour of the exhibit courtesy of Engaging Places Tours via WWU.

If you appreciate Allied Arts' events, programs and exhibits, including our Childrens Art Walk exhibit and our Upcoming Native Arts 360 exhibit, visit WA Give Big to donate and show your support!


A BEAD BONANZA! Barrels and bushels and baskets of BEADS have been recently donated to the Allied Arts Thrift Store! Come check out the vast selection in all shapes, sizes and colors! Fill a bag for $5, $10 or $30, etc., during our upcoming opening for Childrens' Art Walk and beyond. Many thanks to our awesome bead models!

Hy,shqe, Jason LaClair! 

Allied Arts' superb new Teaching Artist!!

Happy Valley Elementary School in Bellingham WA, 

Coast Salish Mural of a Salmon Egg, March 21, 2022...

Lummi/Nooksack Artist

Jason Allen LaClair


"Opportunity through the district and Allied Arts thanks to all who assisted in making this happen!! Being where I'm at as an Indigenous Artist has been my Lifelong Dream... And I'm living it every day... LOVES TO MY XWELMEXW PEOPLE !!"


The 2022 CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival features 32 films from a dozen countries that share powerful stories from women directors around the world about everything from a Native American adoptee’s discovery of her Lummi heritage to the journey of the first Nepali woman to summit Mt. Everest. 

Mini Confabs & MAC Speaks Series: Conversations BY artists FOR artists.

The Robert B. McMillen Foundation in collaboration with Gallery One and Allied Arts of Whatcom County are hosting conversation, skill-building, demos, and networking opportunities FOR artists BY artists. 

Geheim Gallery
1228 Bay St., Bellingham WA
Friday 3-7pm and Saturday/Sunday 11-4pm

"I have been casting clothing into handmade paper for a long time. Because I learned a pouring method of papermaking called “nagashikomi” in Echizen (Fukui, Japan) in 2015, I have been exploring the technique in order to cast the textures of clothing. This series is about human connection. Instead of fighting, I like to see that people are holding hands. Clothing without human bodies can show gestures, personalities, and what is lost."

Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County Photo Contest

The Peak of the Pacific Northwest! Check out these beautiful shots of Whatcom County and congratulations to our latest photo contest winners!

Submissions are now open! Let your guests know they can submit photos from their Bellingham Experience for a chance to win! Voting will begin on Facebook starting Tuesday, May 2nd. 

Allied Arts Call to Artists Calendar - Save the Date!

2023 Gallery & Community Exhibits  
Monthly Exhibits in 2023
August 31, 2022

Allied Arts acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region since time immemorial. We honor our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside.

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