While we are in transition and searching for a stable home base, we will continue to produce events with some of our neighborhood partners.

The AltLib Popup Series will present roving events to continue supporting expansive art projects and dig deep for uncommon cultural exchanges. If you’re interested in setting up a show with us, please read our booking page and send us an e-mail.

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Flow Shala 203 W. Chestnut Street, Bellingham, WA

YOUR ANOMALY IS MY NEW NORMAL: New Mutations in Sound, Movement and Light Collaborative evening of screenings and multimedia performance with WWU Dance, Art, and Music Discussion with artists follows the screening/performance. This performance will be presented at the Flow Shala yoga studio, located on the lower floor of 203 W. Chestnut Street. Facemasks must […]

B’ham Sustainable Art & Retail Festival

Local makers, vintage curators, small businesses and nonprofits are taking over the Depot Market Square for Bellingham’s Sustainable Art & Retail Festival. The AltLib will be there slinging publications from local authors, regional small presses, and global radical propaganda produced in our studio! From the D-Town B'ham Gov't Nonprofit website: This festival is intended to […]

Garbage Fest Northwest: Bellingham

Garbage Fest is coming to the Pacific Northwest, popping up in spontaneous temporary occupations in five cities! EVERYTHING / NOTHING What is Garbage Fest you ask? The answers are within you. There will be noises, sounds, puppets, parades, carnival games, sports, drag and trashion shows, consumption and production of garbage literature, crazed prophets ranting their […]

North Sound DA Training Camp: REGISTRATION

North Sound DA Camp! April 8-10, Whatcom/Skagit County, registration link is open through March 20th! Weekend-long d!rect act!on training camp in the woods of Whatcom/Skagit Counties. Come to camp and learn about for3st d3fense tactics, including blockades, campaigning, security culture, and more! Registration at::: For more information check out @bellingham.forest.defense on Instagram. When we […]

AltLib Art Walk Popup

We're popping up during the Downtown Arts Walk with a selection of books from our retail bookstore and mutual aid zine distro! We've recently published a selection of new zines that will be available, and have got a bunch of new books in stock from some of our favorite artists and small-press publishers that we're […]

Butoh Immersion with Joan Laage

Flow Shala 203 W. Chestnut Street, Bellingham, WA

This weekend-long butoh immersion with renowned teacher, Joan Laage, will be co-presented with the Flow Shala, where this event will be hosted. Please see their website for ticketing! This workshop is a process of erasing and re-creating the body through guided improvisation largely inspired by nature imagery. Experience training methods towards a supple body and […]

Butoh Spring Cabaret

Flow Shala 203 W. Chestnut Street, Bellingham, WA

As part of the weekend butoh immersion with teacher Joan Laage, we will present an evening cabaret performance, featuring some of the premiere butoh performance artists in the Pacific Northwest in a multimedia performance, with live music, dancers, and light installation. Tickets will be available by donation at the door at a sliding scale: $10-15 […]

Hear Our Voices // LLLFest

Wisteria Garden

Join us at The Love + Land Liberation Fest to see some music, drag, and art. The event will be on Saturday, May 21st at 5 pm and tickets are $5 or more. We will have a pop-up literature distro with zines, so come by and say hello! Check out The Love + Land Liberation […]

Karima Walker // Claire Cronin // Advance Base

Secret Backyard Show! Monday, May 23rd, 2022; 6:30pm - 9:30pm Location is in the Birchwood Neighborhood, and the address will be provided by e-mail upon donation of $10 or more via PayPal. You may also contact us to make other arrangements if needed: This show will feature performances from Karima Walker (Tucson, AZ), Claire […]


Felix the Hammer // Kitty Obsidian // Selector Lucky Brown

Flow Shala 203 W. Chestnut Street, Bellingham, WA

This performance will be presented at the Flow Shala, located on the lower floor of 203 W. Chestnut Street. Facemasks must be worn throughout the evening Doors at 7:30pm; Performance at 8:00pm $10 supports the artists and the AltLib! Featuring performances from: Felix the Hammer - Felix the Hammer is a three piece bluesy-poppy-rock band […]