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ALWAYS Free Admission


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

The Pendleton Center for the Arts is a great place to view, buy and make art. We offer fine arts exhibits, live music performances, arts education for youth, teens and adults, and a great venue for purchasing hand-crafted fine gifts made by regional artists.


Located in the heart of Eastern Oregon, our beautifully restored 1916 Carnegie Library building is an architectural treasure in its own right. The Center caps one end of a downtown core that is regaining its vitality and charm. Community members use the building for weddings, receptions, meetings and parties of all kind.


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



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

This site is generously sponsored by Wtechlink (Oregon’s fastest wireless service!)

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.



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


Art Rocks Teens - Starts again September 30

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


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.


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: October 3, 2015

Some classes have filled up, but there are still a few you haven’t missed yet! Teens can ALWAYS pile in on a class at any time.

Check schedules for youth, teen and adults


We’re also embarking on the Legacy Project to name the downstairs studios. Check out the available spaces HERE. For more information, contact our staff HERE.

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First Draft Writers’ Series:


Thursday, November 19, 2015—7 pm

Alex Kuo


Alex Kuo lived his early childhood for most of the Second World War in the French Concession of occupied Shanghai. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of the last 60 years. He’s published more than 350 poems, stories and
essays as well as eleven books, and received the American Book Award in 2002.   


Plus our world-famous Open Mic.


Read more HERE.



Join us for


Monday, November 16
5:30 pm no host cocktails and mini-auction 6:30 pm dinner begins

Dinner with Friends provides a fun opportunity to enjoy a great meal with other Arts Center supporters while raising a bit of money for the cause. We're serving up a ten course tasting menu featuring the signature dishes of our staff and board members. For our mini auction, you can place your bid for Seaport tickets, an original James Lavadour lithograph, a private dinner for six at Harriet Isom's home complete with a tour of her amazing African and Southeast Asian art collection, and more.

We're also thrilled to announce that the McCarty family has donated one of Carole McCarty's beautiful cloud scape paintings to the cause. These paintings rarely become available and we're honored to be able to feature one for our patrons. If you've never had an opportunity to view Carole's Oregon Art Beat episode, you can view it

Get tickets NOW—541-278-9201



The Art of the Gift

Nov. 20-Dec. 31, 2015


Each year we transform our main East Oregonian Gallery into a showcase for exciting works created by the best craftspeople from across the country and right here at home. We select functional and wearable items we think you’ll love browsing through and giving as gifts for the Christmas season.


Please join us for an Opening Reception FRIDAY, Nov. 20


Members-only Happy Hour Pre-Sale:
4:30-5:30 pm (you can join at the door)


5:30-7:00pm—Open to the general public






Browse through the online version HERE

Whisper, oil on canvas