Spotlight on the ARTS

You can't talk about Bellingham without bragging on the arts. The city lives and breathes with creativity and expression. Bellingham is a haven for budding talent, and a prime locale for art lovers to savor.

Our city moves to the pulse of live music and theater. Students walk downtown to catch shows, check out local exhibits, and bob their heads at poetry slams. Student bands, up and coming MC's, painters, sculptors, and actors sharpen their skills at Western, and spread their wings in Bellingham's galleries, theaters, and music venues.

The energy of Western students breathes life into the local scene, and the laid-back culture of Bellingham makes it a perfect place to unwind.

One of my favorite things to do in Bellingham is go out on gallery walk night. Local artists open up their studios, downtown businesses host art displays, and galleries stay open late. There is always live music, and the vibe is friendly and creative!

Josh Parrish
Bellingham, Washington


Plan a visit!

  • click!
  • Interior space study - 1/8th scale
  • Evita
  • Project for a children's furniture competition
  • Mural near "The Hub" community bike shop
  • Bellingham Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival
  • Seeing art students around town is not uncommon.
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