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Welcome to the Whatcom Art Guild

The Whatcom Art Guild is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to supporting the visual arts in Whatcom County Washington since 1964. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month (except December) in the lower level social hall of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship at 7 p.m. BUF is located at 1207 Ellsworth Street between H and I streets in downtown Bellingham. Click here for a map.

The purpose of the guild is to:

  • Organize exhibits in which members may display and sell artworks,
  • Provide an environment in which artists can meet and exchange ideas and information,
  • Support life-long art education,
  • Encourage and promote the visual arts within Whatcom County,
  • Establish ties within the county that promote the visual arts, and
  • Promote member artists and the Whatcom Art Guild.

Member Benefits

  • Entries in member shows & exhibits
  • Monthly venue exhibit opportunities
  • Networking with fellow artists
  • Education and professional development opportunities
  • Artist-of-the Month recognition
  • Monthly newsletters with updates on guild-sponsored events, local and regional art exhibitions, calls-to-artists, and other information of interest
  • Listing in the Guild's online member directory with a free link to artist member's professional web site
  • 10% discount at Dakota Art Store
  • 10% discount at JoAnne Fabrics
  • 10% off usual and customary fees at Spinnaker Photo Imaging Center
  • Door prize gift certificate donated by Dakota Art Store at Guild's monthly general meetings
  • Guild collaboration with other arts organizations
  • Contributions are 100% tax deductible