The Make.Shift Gallery is committed to engaging the community by showcasing artwork that is fresh & innovative. We support local & regional emerging artists by providing a quality space, raising the standards of presentation & encouraging arts patronage in our community.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm to 5pm.
Current & Upcoming Exhibits
For the First Friday Art Walk in August, Make.Shift Gallery presents Wake Up! A Group Show About Nightmares. This exhibit will feature juried works from an open call for art that explores the dark side of sleep. What keeps YOU up at night? Your teeth falling out? Being naked in public? Our current political landscape? Join us for an evening of bad dreams and things that go bump in the night. On display till Saturday August 25th.
For the month of September, Make.Shift Gallery will feature several local artists who explore the relationship between humans and nature. This exhibition coincides with Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity, which will be held at the Whatcom Museum from September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019. Visit www.whatcommuseum.org for more information.
Make.Sale is our annual holiday art and craft sale. You'll find loads of handmade goods from our tenants as well as a whole host of additional local artists who will set up shop for the weekend! This year we will be partnering with several of our neighbors around the building and with Cafe Velo, across the street to offer more vendors, goods, and activities than Make.Shift alone can hold.
Want to Show Your Art at Make.Shift?
Calls for Art
Be a part of Make.Shift Gallery’s Haunted Art House on First Friday Art Walk Oct 5th, 2018! Applications due Sept 1st, 2018.
Did you know that every year in Whatcom County, 50,000 lbs of litter gets picked up from our sidewalks and roads? In an effort to combat this wasteful problem, Make.Shift wants you to bring your trash to the Commercial Street Night Market in Downtown Bellingham.