Each summer, the Bellingham Festival of Music performs at the Western Washington University Performing Arts Center, bringing together principal players from major American and European orchestras and to present concerts of classical music at the highest caliber of artistic excellence.
Check our Events Calendar for up-to-date film and performance arts happenings in Whatcom County.
Ranked second in the nation for arts businesses per capita, Bellingham and Whatcom County, WA, shine with arts and heritage activities. A combination of nationally touring and locally produced museum exhibits, gallery tours, theater productions, symphony performances, comedy shows, science and history exhibits provide an active and diverse calendar of events throughout the year.
Bellinghamâ€™s downtown Cultural Arts District includes the Whatcom Museumâ€™s state-of-the-art Lightcatcher building and Family Interactive Gallery; Allied Arts of Whatcom County, First Friday Art Walks; the historic Mount Baker Theatre showcasing live performing arts and home to the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra; the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention; Mindport Exhibits; the Bellingham Railway Museum; the Pickford Film Center dedicated to independent films; and the Upfront Theater highlighting live improve comedy shows.
Unexpected moments of intrigue will surely arise while deep in thought at a museum. Learn the stories, embrace nostalgia, or give in to the allure of a hands-on experience.
Theaters & Music Links & Resources
Claire De Lune Lynden Music Festival
655 Front St - Suite 14, Lynden
Annual October Festival celebrates great varieties of musicians brought in from around the world, the PNW Region including Whatcom County and introduces them to our community, to encourage the joy of music, educate school students and enhance lives in a variety of beautiful live performances around the Lynden community.
Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial Street, Bellingham
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Bellingham the Mount Baker Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing some of the best local and national performing artists in the North Puget Sound region. Visit www.MountBakerTheatre.com for tickets and rental information.
Performing Arts Center
516 High Street, Bellingham
Performances by the students at Western Washington University's Theatre Arts Department are open to the public.
Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay Street, Bellingham
Fiercely independent and downright neighborly, Pickford Film Center offers an authentic, rich and uniquely Bellingham experience in a casual and friendly environment. Dedicated to showing the best in independent, foreign and documentary films, PFC programming brings people from all walks of life together to celebrate the joy of the moving image.
Upfront Theatre, The
1208 Bay Street, Bellingham
The Upfront Theatre is Bellinghamâ€™s Premiere Comedy Theatre! The theatre offers live improv comedy shows every Thursday thru Saturday. Established by Ryan Stiles in 2004 the theatre has been bringing the funny for over ten years!
121 Prospect Street, Bellingham
The Whatcom Museum, located in the heart of downtown Bellingham's cultural district, offers a rich variety of programs and exhibitions about art, nature and Northwest history. The campus features two buildings with public hours; Old City Hall and the Lightcatcher.
Bellingham Theatre Guild
1600 H Street, Bellingham
Film is Truth 24 Times a Second
Opus Performing Arts
114 W Holly St, Bellingham
1212 N State St, Bellingham
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