September Art Walk

Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2016 Gallery Series continues with Roy G. Biv, inspired by all the colors of the rainbow, the show will feature the art of Robert Marki, Yvette Neumann, Gregory Walsh, and Ken Wiener.


Artifacts Cafe & Wine Bar

Artisan chocolates handmade by Evolve Truffles, live music, and outstanding wine, all set in the gorgeous Lightcatcher Museum courtyard!


Artists 12 Pop-Up Gallery

Visit the Artist 12 Pop-up Gallery Invitational in our new space at 1418 Cornwall Avenue with some new artists. You will not forget this event. We are there for one night only.


Aslan Brewing Co.

Featuring stainless steel etchings of wild salmon and other animals by Graham Shodda. Part of his mission is to reuse discarded metal panels, keeping them out of the waste stream, and do a small part to help efforts to restore the ecological health of our environment.


The Atomic Kitten

The Atomic Kitten is a new Vintage Midcentury furniture and home accessories store that will be open late for Art Walk. Stop by The Atomic Kitten and say hi to the owners and checkout some fantastic Midcentury artwork. Also on display will be a few pieces by Art of Donna Mibus who designed The Atomic Kitten Logo. Visit The Atomic Kitten and Live Midcentury!

Bayou on Bay

Featuring photographer, Ann Berget. Ann loves photographing the northern Cascades, the emptiness of the high plains, and just about anything else that might soon disappear. Ann’s images have won a Kodak award for color photography and a splendid ribbon from the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts competition. Eight of Ann’s photographs from 2013 Cuba and the North Cascades Highway are currently on display at Bayou on Bay.

The Bellingham Foundry

Our featured artist is Linda Abrahamsen, who specializes in silver, copper, and natural elements collected from the east and west coast.


The Cabin

The Cabin, Novato, and Redlight are throwing a party for Kat Houseman and her extraordinary wildlife paintings. The Cabin will host a group of her furrier animals, Novato will be full of her birds, and Redlight has a combination of the two with copperleaf accents on larger-scale pieces. Ages 21+


City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department

Join the Good Time Girls for presentations about the rough and tumble past that shaped our city, including ongoing meet and greet discussion. Meet and greet from 6pm-9pm, presentations at 7pm and 8pm.


Community Food Co-op

First Friday Eat Local Dinner Theater from 6-8pm in the mezzanine. Art: Rose Drummond’s artwork pays homage to the rawness and power of the Divine Feminine. Deeply rooted in emerging Goddess culture, she is influenced by myth, symbols, animal totems, nature, and the seasons to influence the deities she creates. ( Entertainment: Karla Mi Lugo is an eccentric and joyous performance artist. With her accordion she whips up improvised melodies that throw people back to the old world, or transports them to the streets of Paris, her voice carries the legacy of Billie Holiday with a new dawn glistening in the twinkle of her eye, and her world-class whistling wildly whirls eardrums into cosmic realms of space. See more at Paige Woods is a local Bellingham songwriter recently returned from Boston and excited to be finishing out the summer at one of her favorite places in town. The Co-op deli hot bar will be filled with all-local specials.


Dakota Gallery

Would Have Been Anyways: New work by Kim Balla, Quinton Maldonado, Andrew Robinson, and Tyl Will.


Downtown Visitors Center

Nature - Works inspired by our local landscape by Shawn Pagels, Nancy Canyon and Dedrian Clark.


Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

“Artist’s Choice” is a collaborative show between artist and framer. Invited artists submitted a diverse collection of unframed “small” works which are then professionally framed by FCF staff.


Goat Mountain Pizza

Featuring artist Kellie Becker. Kellie has a very original abstract style done with acrylic paint and mixed media. Stop by our recently opened new location in the old Film is Truth 24 Times a Second space. Pizza, beer on tap, and draft cocktails.


Honey Salon

Honey Salon presents Honeys Hunnys, A Group Showcase. This September Honey Salon proudly presents a sweet group show featuring the bee-utiful works of Honey clients, stylists and friends. This open theme gallery presentation is meant to showcase the incredible talent of the whole Honey hive. From traditional acrylic and oil, to fiber and collage, this eclectic presentation is sure to bring a buzz. Opening reception, complete with honey cocktails, and sweet treats debuts September 2nd during the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 6-10PM.


The Leopold

John Seevers makes stylized, adorned longleaf pine needle baskets. He gathers the Florida Long Leaf Pine needles in Florida and finishes the pieces in shellac to preserve their shape. The adornment includes semiprecious stones, wood, found objects and Tenerife weaving. The Florida Longleaf pine needles are found only in the SE United States. John started making baskets in Weeki Wachee in 2006 after retiring to Florida. As he says: " There is a cliché in the US about the person who retires, moves to Florida, and takes up basket weaving. I guess that is me, but hopefully with more flare."


The Lucky Monkey

We present the mixed media paintings of local artist Pamela Whyman. Her new show "Disguised in Color" explores emotional and sensual relationships through the artistic elements of line and form, light, shadow and vibrant color.


Max Higbee Center

The Max Higbee Center Is a recreational center for people with developmental disabilities. All artwork is made by our members.


Novato Shop & Studio

Novato, Redlight, and The Cabin are throwing a party for Kat Houseman and her extraordinary wildlife paintings. Novato will be full of her birds, the Cabin will host a group of her furrier animals, and Redlight has a combination of the two with copperleaf accents on larger-scale pieces.


Opus Performing Arts

Opus is a dance school in downtown Bellingham with classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Creative Movement, and Hip Hop for ages 3 to adult.


Pickford Art Studios

Come upstairs, take a break, and make your own art gallery exhibit at our drawing party. We have crayons, paper and tape for you to cover the walls with your spontaneous artistic vision.


The Racket Bar & Pinball Lounge

Local artist and self-taught human, Francis Donovan, creates richly textured and commanding works. Bold narratives mingle with fundamental forces in his impressive show of original paintings


Rae Vena Visual Artist

Rae Vena is a 25 year old traveler, freelance visual artist, and performance painter. You can find her work being featured at festivals and events worldwide.  



Come for the art, stay for the wine and cocktail specials! 6pm - forever. This month, Redlight, Novato, and The Cabin are throwing a party for Kat Houseman and her extraordinary wildlife paintings. Novato will be full of her birds, the Cabin will host a group of her furrier animals, and Redlight has a combination of the two with copperleaf accents on larger-scale pieces. Ages 21+ 


Sculpture Northwest Gallery

Eclectic and Kinetic Exhibition: Sculpture Northwest invites you to explore unconventional and kinetic sculpture that defies pigeonholing.  These interactive and sculptural marvels invite the viewer to completely engage and imagine during this end of summer show. 14 noteworthy Northwest artists participate in this most memorable exhibition on view through October 1.



Social Fabric

Social Fabric presents the amazing world of Clarissa Callesen's art in an exhibit entitled Parts of a Whole.


Studio 5

Our working studio is at Bay Street Village, upper floor. We have bright, colorful, exciting paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylic. Prints, cards, refreshments available. Visitors welcome!


Third Planet

Inspired by over-medicated youth in our culture, Leah uses wild strokes and saturated colors, painted primarily without the use of a brush, to reference the vibrant experiences of childhood.


Unity Care Northwest

Unity Care Northwest, a non-profit federally qualified community health center in Downtown Bellingham, provides an integrated healthcare model offering coordinated medical, dental and behavioral health services. The peer-led Art Group at UCNW promotes creativity and wellness for patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. September theme is art inspired by nature.


Wandering Oaks Fine Arts Gallery & Glass Studio

Come enjoy local art at Wandering Oaks Fine Arts Gallery and Glass Studio. This month we are featuring fiber art from Sharon C. Robinson, paintings by Lori Christensen, and books by Stefanie Fields.  We are still showing glass work, cast bronze sculptures, and pottery.


Waterfront Artists Studio Collective

Visit the working studios of many of Bellingham's best known artists. Chat with the artists, enjoy refreshments, live music and demonstrations.