The Whatcom Museum is hosting two new juried (judged) art exhibitions, and both are free to attend on First Friday!
On the first floor of the Lightcatcher, explore Bellingham National, which includes striking visual art pieces by artists from around the country. Artworks span sculpture, photography, textile and fiber, glass, video, painting, and illustration, but all respond to the theme of healing and repair. Visitors can vote for a piece to win a People’s Choice Award, to be announced in February.
Next, go upstairs and join us for the opening of Share, Like, Create, the museum’s first student-juried art show. Celebrate the artistic achievements of Whatcom County middle and high school artists, whose visual artworks respond to the theme of moments of learning and growth. Juried and curated by the museum’s Youth Advisory Council.
The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.