Arts establishments and Museums

If you are interested in art, or fancy finding some fun places to take guests this holiday, Bellingham has many venues to satisfy the artsy side.


Whatcom Art Market – We are a co-op gallery featuring over 40 local artists from Whatcom, Skagit, and the San Juan Islands. 

Artwood Gallery – Each piece in this inviting woodworking gallery is designed and made by an individual artist.

Chuckanut Bay Gallery –  offers hundreds of American artisan works while adding new and exciting pieces of original artwork, one-of-a-kind gift items, and stunning garden art. 

Dakota Gallery – Dakota Gallery is an innovative, free admission art space located in downtown Bellingham, Washington. The gallery is a project funded by Dakota Art Store, located adjacent to the space.

Fourth Corner Frames – Not just a frame shop, the Gallery has interesting and engaging displays each month, check them out during art walk, then keep coming back.

Make.shift Art Gallery – The Make.Shift Gallery is committed to engaging the community by showcasing artwork that is fresh & innovative.

Western Gallery – Always interesting displays across many kinds of art.


Whatcom Museum has 3 venues

Lightcatcher building, Family Interactive Gallery, and Old City Hall

Bellingham Railway Museum – the area has a railroad rich history and here’s the place to find it.

Spark Museum  – all things electrical, particularly radio and electrical history and an ever expanding collection of amazing things.

Mindport Exhibits – are there children in your life or those of your visitors, this is a fun place to go.  

Lynden Pioneer Museum – The Lynden Heritage Foundation is the preeminent center of history and heritage in Northern Whatcom County. It is the place people come first to discover and link themselves to the heritage of Whatcom County communities.