The Department of Art is located in the center of the Western Washington University campus between Sehome Arboretum and the main walkway connecting the older part of campus to the new south campus. Western's campus is home to an extensive outdoor sculpture collection.
The Department of Art facilities consist of two structures, the Fine Arts Building and the Art Annex. The Art Annex hosts design classrooms, ceramics studios, and a sculpture area consisting of a foundry, a metal shop and a wood shop. The larger Fine Arts Building is anchored by the Western Gallery, showing internationally acclaimed exhibits.