Artwood began in 1987 in downtown Bellingham, Washington, when a group of woodworkers decided to open a showroom of their work. Artwood, founded as a cooperative, soon located a space in Historic Fairhaven in the southside of Bellingham. The space was in a cooperative building belonging to a land trust. Built in 1890, it needed extensive remodeling. The Artwood membership bonded early in their acquaintance, together wielding picks, shovels, hammers and saws, plumbing and painting tools, finishing the work and re-opening May 1988. The friendship has been a productive and satisfying one, and Artwood members love to drop in at the gallery, just as much as customers do, to visit and see what's new. As many members have moved out of the area, Artwood is now considered a collective of woodworking artists.
The Gallery is located on the corner of Harris and 10th in the heart of the Historic District. Fairhaven was established in 1883 and is characterized by handsome brick buildings. The area features many fine shops, galleries, bookstores and cafes overlooking Bellingham Bay. Boulevard and Marine Parks are nearby, making Fairhaven a perfect place to spend the day browsing and sightseeing. Artwood carries on the historic tradition by offering hand-crafted furniture and functional art that will be passed on to future generations. Click here to take a tour.
Commissions, layaway, Gift Certificates and shipping available. Please contact us for more information.
Do you take commissions?
We offer a full range of woodworking and design skills on a commission basis. You may come into the gallery or contact us for more information. Our staff will be happy to talk with you about your interest and put you in touch with the woodworker that will be best suited for your project.
Do you have payment plans?
Artwood has a layaway policy of 4 equal payments, 3 month layaway. For special orders we request 50% down and the balance when the job is completed. We take cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Novus, and Discover.
How can I show my work in Artwood?
Artwood does take artists' work on a consignment basis. All pieces go through a jury process at the gallery. Our jury meets on the second Tuesday of every month except December. There are special forms to be completed and policies to understand. Please call to (360) 647-1628 or email us and we will be happy to mail you the information.