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Whatcom Museum - Lightcatcher

250 Flora St., Bellingham, WA



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Whatcom Museum Basket Day

Folk Art/Crafts

Skilled basket makers from the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild will be leading four unique basketry workshops. Instructors will share their knowledge and talents in natural basket weaving techniques and students will go home with a finished woven basket. Space is limited to 40 students (10 per workshop). Details about workshop options, instructors, and registration coming soon. Check for updates. Sponsored by the Northwest Basket Weavers, Vi Phillips Guild.


• Sat 3/24/18 at 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Thinking Outside The Basket: Community Art Museum Day

Children's Arts/Crafts

Visit the Museum today and celebrate the innovation and reinvention of basket art. Experience basketry demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities, and meet with basket artists to learn about their work. Basket makers will be on hand in the Lightcatcher building to discuss Rooted, Revived, Reinvented, as well as at Old City Hall to provide information about the Northwest Basket Weavers juried exhibition, Gathered Together.


• Sat 4/21/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

Art Show

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America chronicles a history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine art world. Baskets convey meaning through the artistsí selection of materials; the techniques they use; and the colors, designs, patterns, and textures they employ.


• Sat 2/3/18 - Sun 5/6/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jeweled Objects of Desire: From Ordinary To Extraordinary

Art Show

This exhibit features rarely seen items from the vaults of the Smithsonianís National Museum of Natural History. Each piece in this exhibit demonstrates the skill and ingenuity of various artists in transforming simple materials into striking treasures.


• Sat 2/3/18 - Sun 5/6/18 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM