Call for Artists
Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Whatcom Artist Studio Tour, held the first two weekends in October each year. This year's tour dates are October 7/8 and 14/15. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2023. The tour is open to professional artists who reside and work in Bellingham or surrounding Whatcom County communities.
Please read our TOUR REQUIREMENTS if you are new to the tour.
The focus of the tour is to provide a fun and enticing exhibition and sales opportunity for local artists, to create an opportunity for patrons, supporters and the art-interested public to visit the artists in their studios/studio galleries, and to promote sales, interest, and heightened art and cultural awareness within the community.
No Studio? No Problem.
Some artists’ studio space may not be, what they deem, as presentable to the public. It is common for some artists to share exhibition space with other tour artists in their studios, so don’t let that hold you back. The quality of the artist’s work is the most important consideration.
The studio tour is self-organized by all the artists on the tour, so all participating artists must be willing to commit to volunteering to do the work required to make the Tour a success.
how it works
Artists are selected by a Jury comprised of a three-person group of active tour artists, and established independent art professionals from the community. Artists who jury in are accepted for three years. Juries for new artists occur annually, as selected to jury from submitted applications. You may submit an application and pay the jury fee on-line or by check for the 2023 tour.
Artists who juried in 2022 do not jury but still need to apply.
Application deadline is April 1, 2023.
The Entry Fee is $35.
Got Questions? Watch our New Artist Q&A Zoom video
Still have questions? Feel free to e-mail us
Did you read them yet? It's what makes the tour cohesive and a good experience for our artists and visitors. Please read them here.