Painting of the sea with sky and waves

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 2020 Virtual Showcase

September 3 – October 17, 2020; Virtual Exhibition

For the past several years, the Museum has helped celebrate Whatcom County artists by providing a showcase of select artworks by those participating in the annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour (WAST). This year, we are sharing this artistry through a virtual showcase, rather than in our Old City Hall galleries.

WAST was founded in 1995, with 10 artists participating, to bring the public into artists’ working studios for a two weekend self-guided tour and sale. Over its 25 year history, that number has grown to upwards of 40 artists, with sometimes more than 30 participating studios. The Studio Tour offers visitors insight into the creative process, work life, and work environment of area artists.

While a bit different this year, the Studio Tour will still have participating artists working in a variety of mediums — clay, painting, mixed media, photography, sculpted glass, and more. Artists will open their studios by appointment only from October 3 through 17, and all visitors must wear masks and maintain social distancing guidelines. New for this year on the WAST website will be a virtual photo gallery of artists in their studios. Visit the WAST website for more information about this year’s tour and guidelines and to see more works by our Whatcom artists.

Generous support for this virtual project provided by Art Bridges.

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