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Hours: Tues - Fri 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday Noon - 4:00 pm
214 North Main, Pendleton, OR  97801

(tele) 541-278-9201   email us

This website is owned and maintained by the Arts Council of Pendleton and the Pendleton Center for the Arts © 2014

The Arts Council of Pendleton is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1974

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What’s Going On NOW:

EVERY Saturday...

(These Saturday classes are FREE, no sign-ups. Just drop in & take home something fun.)


FREE for ALL - 9:30 AM - 10:15 for kids under 12.

Hip & Handmade - 11 AM - Noon for adults.


Art Rocks Teens - Starts again April 5

Classses 3:30-5:00 PM for ages 13-18.

EVERY Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday… summer term kicks off in July 


A FULL schedule of art and music offerings HERE.

FREE each week...

It’s time to start thinking about spring and summer weddings and parties at the Arts Center.

We provide a beautiful, affordable setting for your special event, and you provide all the special touches that make it your own.

Formal, casual, dress it up, or dress it down. Do it yourself.

541-278-9201 to check a date. Info



We also feature an important - and FREE - after-school program for teens called Art Rocks Teens (A.R.T.).


We work to make the viewing and making of art accessible to everyone. We hope you’ll visit us and take advantage of the wide range of events and activities available. AND we hope you’ll support us with your membership so that we may continue to provide great art experiences for the community. Corey’s Kids Art Fund provides an opportunity for teens and young adults to donate to the arts.


We’re indebted to the many individuals, business members, foundations and organizations whose financial support made the renovation of our building possible and makes it possible for us to provide ongoing services.


Check out our important Business Members HERE.


Want to see YOUR artwork at the Center? Get more info here.



You can take a quick video tour of the building HERE.



First Saturday of each month join us for Spin-In.


Spinners, knitters, weavers, felters, fiber enthusiasts and folks who are just fiber-curious …  drop in between 1:00 & 4:00 pm,

every First Saturday. Next Spin-In: May 7, 2015

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First Draft Writers’ Series:


Thursday, April 21, 2016 — 7 pm

Kathleen Dean Moore


Kathleen Dean Moore is interested in stories and ideas that will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage. Questions like, “what can anyone do?” and, “is there any hope?” compel her to explore possibilities. She’ll read from her most recent book, Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change

Read more HERE.



Click HERE for 4 bonus classes coming up in May,

including Watercolor and Quilting!

View the last class mailer with the new flipsnack

Contra and Square Dance:
3rd Friday of every month


May 20, 2016  —   7 pm

$5 admission, $8 per couple


No partner or experience necessary. Come join us for live music, dancing led by a caller, and lots of fun!

Up Next in the East Oregonian Gallery


Open Regional Photography Exhibit:

April 8 - May 27, 2016


For the past 30 years, the Arts Council has hosted an Open Regional Exhibit, allowing any artist in NE Oregon or SE Washington to share their work in our beautiful East Oregonian Gallery.


With the help of our sponsor, Banner Bank, we award more than $1000 in cash awards in teen and adult categories.



Missed the Opening Reception?

Watch Rich Rollins’ Judge’s Talk HERE.

ROCK & ROLL CAMP XI August 8-12, 2016
Find more information
NOW taking applications!

In the Lorenzen Board Room Gallery April 8 - May 27, 2016

Tonal Self-Portrait: Creating a “Map” of Values

Learning to “see” different passages of value is a tremendously important skill for any painter and this project, led by Nika Blasser, helped students understand how light behaves in an artistically useful way.

It’s Happy Hour! Every First Wednesday from 6-7:00 pm. A FREE, drop-in social crafting class.

May 4:


Carbon Copy Paintings - The easiest way to copy another image and make it better

Led by Jennifer Costley



Thomas Paul LIVE in concert
Friday May 6, 2016

Thomas Paul will take the stage at the Pendleton Center for the Arts of Friday, May 6 at 7:00 pm as part of an album release tour for his new project, “Singalongs.” The winkingly-titled piece is Paul’s first full instrumental album and was captured in Room 242 of The Modern Hotel in his hometown of Boise, Idaho on May 7, 2015 amid the hustle and bustle of Modern Art, the annual art happening where Boise artists and musicians transform rooms into galleries, installations, performance spaces or, in Paul’s case, a recording studio. “East River Road,” the album’s opening track and first single, is streaming now via Bandcamp.com.


Call (541)278-9201 to reserve a seat today.
More info available