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 month of March, Make.Shift Gallery invites you to experience our newest exhibit “That’s So Metal.” The gallery will feature a variety of exciting and unique metalwork from local metalworkers, welders and artists. Featured artists will include Sara Thornton, AnonyMouse, Phoenix Booth, Mark Allyn, Travis Skinner, Travis Conn, and more. For the opening night only, Make.Shift will also be hosting the Anglerfish Sauna, a wood fired sauna on wheels -- in the shape of an anglerfish! The night will be accompanied by musical performances from local (you guessed it) metal bands.
For the month of April, Make.Shift Gallery is proud to present “Analog Preservation: The Life & Death of Image & Sound” an exhibit curated by local artist, educator, and musician James Ward Morris (MFA & BFA from California Institute of the Arts). In the past Morris has worked with many different organizations, artists and musicians including: NPR, This American Life, John Baldessari, Judy Fiskin, Jay Farrar, Son Volt, Gillian Welch, Dwight Yoakam, and Lost Highway Records.
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.
Calls for Art
Every year, Make.Shift Gallery celebrates Kid's Art Walk in May. This year, we've partnered with Cedar Tree and Sammish Woods Montessories and asked 4th to 6th-grade students to create artistic renderings of creatures from outer space.