Fairhaven holds more than historic wonder and quaint charm, it is a scene blossoming with creativity and artistic talent. Those interested in nurturing their worldly and cultural development may take advantage of Fairhaven’s many artistic resources.

Whatcom Art Market

This gallery features local artists from Skagit, Whatcom, and the San Juan Islands and delivers work inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Constant rotation of pieces keeps the gallery’s offering fresh and thrilling. Each month offers a different theme and acitivities including live music, a chance to meet the artists, photo opts, and more!

Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk

A colorful feast for the eyes in which local artists have come together to create an Art Walk that celebrates Fairhaven’s unique charm with drinks, snacks, and live music, while supporting local art. With new artists featured every month (except December) this art walk is sure to offer something for everyone.

Literature Live at Village Books

Village Books regularly hosts regional, national, and international superstars in the literary world, including authors such as Sherman Alexie, Garrison Keillor, Ralph Nader, Meg Tilly, Jonathan Safran Foer, David Suzuki, Terry Tempest Williams, Rick Steves, Ivan Doig and hundreds more. These events also double as fundraisers for local organizations such as the Whatcom Literacy Council, Northwest Indian College, Bellingham Boys & Girls Club and others.


Artwood is a cooperative gallery located in the heart of Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district that specializes in fine, decorative woodwork designed and handcrafted by individual artists. Pieces include furniture, instruments, lighting, and decorative works of art.