Recreational Activities

Galleries & Sculptures

Whatcom County

Allied Arts of Whatcom County & Gallery Store

Art gallery and sponsor of education, festivals, exhibitions, and downtown gallery walks. Tues-Sat 11-5:30. Located at: 1418 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham. For more information, please call: (360) 676-8548 or visit: www.alliedarts.com

Artwood

Fine woodworking craftsmanship cooperatively owned by Northwest artists. Mon-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5. Located at: 1000 Harris Ave, Bellingham (Fairhaven District). For more information, please call: (360) 647-1628 or visit: www.artwoodgallery.com

Bergsma Warehouse Showroom

Watercolors by Jody Bergsma featuring her Natural Elements works reflecting nature, and her children’s fantasy illustrations. Mon-Fri noon-6pm. Located at: 1301 Fraser St., #A-6, Bellingham. For more information, please call: 800-237-4762 or visit: www.bergsma.com

Big Rock Garden Park

Sculpture garden with permanent and annual exhibit installations in a beautiful serene garden setting. Garden talk-walks and music on weekends in summer. 8 am-dusk daily. Located at: 2900 Sylvan St, Bellingham (near top of Alabama hill) Parks and Recreation Dept. For more information, please call: (360) 778-7000.

Chuckanut Bay Gallery

Over the past twelve years, the gallery has evolved into a destination shopping experience featuring: outdoor illuminated sculpture garden with water features and comprehensive crafts gallery representing over 300 Northwest artists. The "Art and Garden" emphasis with an outstanding selection of high quality garden decor and accessories including statuary, bird baths and feeders, indoor/outdoor fountains and water features, hand tuned chimes, and limited edition sculpture. The gallery is open the following hours: Monday through Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM; Sunday: 12:00 Noon - 5:30 PM. Located at: 700 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226. For more information, please call: (360) 734-4885 or Toll Free at: (877) 734-4885. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.chuckanutbaygallery.com/

Good Earth Pottery

Functional and decorative pottery created by more than 20 local artists, are featured in this gallery located in the Fairhaven Historic District. Mon-Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun Noon-5PM. Located at: 1000 Harris Ave, Bellingham (Fairhaven District). For more information, please call: (360) 671-3998 or visit: http://www.goodearthpots.com/

Mud In Your Eye Gallery

If you enjoy buying pottery, then Mud in Your Eye Pottery is for you! This store is filled with fantastically designed potteries, which are all one of a kind. Started in 1971 in California, Mud in Your Eye was one of the largest sellers of handcrafted, functional pottery. The store closed in 1989 and owner, Frank Howell moved to Bellingham WA and reopened the store in Fairhaven. Today you can find the store on Harris Ave in Bellingham. Visit the website: http://www.mudinyoureyepottery.com/

Pacific Marine Gallery

700 W Holley Street, Bellingham, WA. For more information, please call: 360-738-8530 or visit: http://www.pacificmarine.com/

Peace Arch Park

May through September, sculptures by American and Canadian fine artists display works throughout Washington State’s Peace Arch Park. View flower gardens and the “Peach Arch.” 8 am to dusk daily. Fee for parking. Located at: I-5, exit 276, Blaine. For more information, please call: 360-332-7165 or visit: www.peacearchpark.org.

The Lucia Douglas Gallery

Specializes in the finest quality paintings, prints and sculptures. Since 1993, Lucia Douglas Gallery has represented scores of established and emerging Northwest artists, giving many their start in the regional art scene. Many artists who are now associated with larger arenas still exhibit at Lucia Douglas on a regular basis. Located at: 1415 13th Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225. For more information, please call: 360.733.5361 or visit: http://www.luciadouglas.com/

Western Washington University

Western Gallery - contemporary exhibitions. M-F 10-4, Sat 12-4. The Outdoor Sculpture Collection - Twenty-five sculptures by internationally acclaimed artists located throughout the campus. Parking on campus - Must purchase a permit M-F at the Visitor Center, otherwise use a pay box. Located at: I-5, exit 252, Bellingham. For more information, please call: (360) 650-3900 or visit: www. westerngallery.wwu.edu/. Tour map for the sculpture gallery available at: www.outdoorsculpture.wwu.edu/

Whatcom Artists’ Studio Tour

For two weekends in October 2009 (Oct 3-4 and 10-11) approximately 50 fine artists from Whatcom County will participate in the 14th Annual Whatcom Artists Studio Tour. Whether you are a long time collector or you are just beginning a collection, the tour is a perfect venue to shop for fine art and crafts and to see artists at work. There is no need to phone ahead, just come and enjoy. Maps and brochures will be ready just before the tour dates. A tour brochure and detailed map are available at the Visitor Info Center a couple weeks before the event. Located at: 1896 Yew Street Rd., Bellingham. For more information, please call: (360) 734-9472 or visit: http://www.studiotour.net/index.php

Whatcom Museum of History and Art

Changing exhibits of contemporary art is displayed in the prominent 1892 “red” City Hall building, and find special exhibitions in the Arco Building across the street. Tues-Sun noon-5pm. Located at: 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham. For more information, please call: (360) 778-8977 or visit: www.whatcommuseum.org
 
San Juan County

Arctic Raven Gallery

Friday Harbor's venue for Northwest Coast Native Artists as well as Inuit and Alaskan indigenous people. Native art from the source. Show schedule is available. For more information, please call Lee Brooks at 360 378-3433; visit: www.arcticravengallery.com. Located at: 130 First Street South P.O. Box 792, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Friday Harbor Gallery Guide

For more information, please call Dianne Coe at: 360-378-3733 or visit: www.fridayharborartgalleries.com. Located at: 340 Argyle Ave, P.O. Box 2723, 60 First Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Gallery Mezzotint

Fine art, printmaking and painting gallery dedicated to thought provoking, professionally hand crafted art. In the artist we trust. For more information, please call Cynthia Church at 360-298-4360; visit: www.gallerymezzotint.com. Located at: P.O. Box 1466, 301 Tucker Ave #7, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Gallery San Juan & Framing

Showing local fine art and quality custom framing. For more information, please call Matt & Barbara Dollahite at 360 378-1376; visit: www.gallerysanjuan.com. Located at: 210 Nichols Spring St. Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Island Studios, Inc.

The spacious studio features one of the largest and most diverse collections of original art from many local artists. For more information please call Claudia Fullerton at 360 378-6550; visit www.islandstudios.com. Located at: PO Box 2432, 270 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250

Paula West Pottery

Visit Paula's studio where she creates wheel thrown and hand built vessels for your table. See a working studio and browse the showroom. Located at: 160 MacGinitic Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-2391 or visit www.paulawestpottery.com

San Juan Island Artists' Studio Tour

A group of studios that have come together to be a mutually supportive in the organizing of our annual community event June 6-7, 2009. For more information, please call 360-378-5594 or visit www.sanjuanislandartists.com

Waterworks Gallery

Established 1985, waterworks represents an eclectic group of regional artists who work and live in the Pacific Northwest featuring paintings, watercolors, works on paper, ceramic, glass, and stone sculpture. Monthly exhibitions - Tuesday thru Saturday - Sat 10:30AM to 5:30PM, Most Sundays 11:00AM - 4:00PM. Check web site for details. For more information, please call: 360-378-3060 or visit: www.waterworksgallery.com/. Located at: P.O. Box 28, 315 Spring - at Argyle, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

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