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 September Art Walk Make.Shift Gallery has teamed up with Ketchup + Mustard to host “This Little Piggy…” Ketchup + Mustard is kick ass team of branding, graphic design, and marketing pros who appreciate, encourage, and support art & artists throughout Bellingham. It’s likely you’ve seen some of their work around town and you can learn more about them at ketchup-and-mustard.com.
The wonderful folks at Ketchup + Mustard provided Make.Shift with 40 ceramic piggy banks. We then invited local artists to bring new life to the classic Mother Goose poem about those crazy pigs who went to market and ate roast beef. Art Walk goers will be encouraged to donate money to their favorite pigs. Donations will go towards long overdue upgrades to the Make.Shift space, including a new front door ramp. The pig with the most donations will win a special “Best in Show” prize. The lovely designers at Ketchup + Mustard will be dressing up a big ol’ pig to house large donations.
For October Art Walk, Make.Shift presents Die-O-Rama: A Tiny Haunted House Extravaganza! We asked local artists to re-create their biggest fears on the smallest scale. Come see haunted hoarder houses, skeletons under the stairs, creepy scenes from Twin Peaks, and the dangerous dwellings of famous murderers! Art Walk night will also feature a musical performance by everybody’s favorite freaky band/performance artists Guillotine Eyes.
Want to Show Your Art at Make.Shift?
Sign up for the Bellingham Artist Database
Have you heard of the Bellingham Local Band Database? Well, it’s kinda like that, but for visual artists. Sign up here, and get your name out to local curators, event spaces, and collaborators in the Bellingham area.