About Whatcom Art Guild
Founded in 1964, Whatcom Art Guild (WAG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and promoting the visual arts of Whatcom County. WAG is Whatcom County’s oldest continuously running art group and is open to all.
WAG’s purpose is to create an environment for artists to exchange ideas, display and sell their artwork, and access educational resources. Additionally, workshops and other activities, including gallery visits and networking opportunities, are offered throughout the year.
Memberships are paid annually and run from January 1 through December 31. With general meetings held each month to discuss upcoming events. You must be a member to take part in activities such as promotional activities, shows, and the Whatcom Art Market.
As a community service, Whatcom Art Guild sponsors scholarships for art students at WWU and WCC.
Whatcom Art Guild is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All or a portion of donations to Whatcom Art Guild are tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor regarding applicable IRS regulations.
Attend a Meeting
Note: Meetings are currently postponed due to the coronavirus. Please check this page for further updates.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in the lower level social hall of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF) at 7 PM. BUF is located at 1207 Ellsworth Street — between H and I streets in downtown Bellingham. Anyone may attend free of charge.
Parking is available on the street, at the nearby credit union, or across from the main entrance of BUF.
Members may bring artwork to show and compete in our monthly Artist of the Month competitions. The top 3-4 pieces are featured for a month in local venues.
Whatcom Art Market
The Whatcom Art Market is a co-op gallery located in the historic Fairhaven district. We showcase art from over 40 members of the Whatcom Art Guild. Whether your interests lie in oils, pastels, photography, fabric, or three-dimensional pieces, there is a wide array of artwork that is bound to suit your taste.
1103 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 738-8564
The gallery is currently open from 11 AM to 5 PM all week.
Visit Whatcom Art Market’s site to learn more.