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The Tour is upon us

(and it's FREE)

Each year Whatcom artists open their studio doors to give visitors an insight to their creative process. This year we have over 40 participating artists working in a variety of mediums — clay, painting, mixed media, photography, sculpted glass, and more. 


Many artists hold demonstrations and tours of their workspaces. Remember to wear your comfortable shoes and pack some snacks. Our artists look forward to seeing you soon! 

2019 Tour Dates
The first two weekends
in October
October 5–6 & 12-13

10AM–5PM each day

Look for our free Tour Guidebook at locations around Whatcom County. Pick one up now and start planning your visits.

Want a tour preview?  We have artwork hanging in a few notable locations for those who want an early preview or can't make the tour dates.

Visit the WAST Group Exhibit at the Jansen Art Center  — now through November 29. You can also visit the Whatcom Museum  for the Whatcom Artist Studio Showcase, now through October 12. Visit the links to their websites for location and exhibit hours.


The Brew Bus is back for 2019!

Woo Hoo!

Visit our Brew Bus page for details and to purchase your tickets. Please note that tickets are required and will only be sold through this web site. Thanks! 


2019 Marks a Tour Milestone

We're celebrating our 25th year and couldn't more proud!

WAST has been so lucky to have many local artists and visitors to support the tour — and to do it amidst a growing and vibrant community. 

Cheers to WAST and to another 25 years!

2018 Artists
Visit our Community Partners throughout
the year

We're really lucky to do what we do here in Bellingham & Whatcom County. What's not to love — the location, the natural beauty, and some really great Community Partners that contribute to the health and success of the Tour. The Tour's been in existence for 23 years now, and we want to shout out to some great local folks who help to keep us going and growing. Visit our Community Partners page to find out more.

important dates
Call To Artists

Applications are now closed.


General Meetings

Held at Squalicum Yacht Club in their meeting room:

Sept 12  6pm-8pm

Attendance is mandatory for participating artists.

2019 Tour Dates

October 5–6 & 12-13, 2019

10AM–5PM each day

If you're a participating artist, there are a few rules for the tour. Make sure you read through them here.

Feeling really nostalgic?

Visit our 2017 participants pages