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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

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What’s Going On NOW:

It’s time to start thinking about summer and fall 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



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 & 3:00 pm,

every First Saturday. Next Spin-In: June 3







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Contra and Square Dance:
$5 admission, $8 per couple



Mark your calendars now for the next dates:

June 2    7 pm


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


Friday, May 12, 2017, 7 pm    $15


"Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," ~ Boston Globe

Hanneke Cassel is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, India, and China.


Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st Century," Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in Boston. He is part of the Grammy-award winning Silk Road Ensemble, a graduate of the Juilliard School, and an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music. Canadian native Christopher Lewis provides the driving guitar sound in the band. Also a Berklee College of Music alum, Chris has been involved with album production and performance in the Boston indie rock scene.



MUSIC IN MAY… reserve tickets by calling 541-278-9201


Friday, May 19, 2017,  7 pm      $15


Seffarine is a duo formed by Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player/flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their repertoire varies from classical Arabic and Andalusian music to original compositions influenced by the music of widely varying cultures.

Naki grew up studying classical Arab music, and both she and Hulskamp have studied a range of music styles in depth, from Spanish flamenco, classical Arabic, Turkish, Moroccan, Persian and Brazilian music to jazz.
Listen HERE.


Limited to 100 tickets, reserve yours soon.


Every Third Thursday
First Draft Writers’ Series


George Venn is a poet, essayist, literary historian and editor who has been publishing work since 1971. In 1981–1982, he was among the first American writers to teach English in post-Cultural Revolution China. His leadership as General Editor of The Oregon Literature Series was honored with the 1995 Stewart Holbrook Award for “outstanding contributions to Oregon’s literary life.” More than 120 of his poems have appeared in print and in 1999 his book West of Paradise was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award.

Venn retired from his teaching position at Eastern Oregon University in 2002 to write and edit full time. He will read from his new book,
Beaver’s Fire: A Regional Portfolio (1970 – 2010), followed by Open Mic, which allows for up to up to ten community members to read three minute selections of their own original writing.

Open Regional Exhibit
On View Through June 23


Breaking all previous records for participation, 173 works of art were submitted for this year’s Open Regional, spanning a range of mediums, including painting, encaustic, fiber arts, pottery and glass.

Congratulations to Kevin Boylen for winning this year’s Best of Show award! Check out all the winners HERE, and listen to Judge Nicole Pietrantoni’s gallery talk HERE.

Cast your vote for the Jacqueline Brown People’s Choice Award when you visit the gallery.

We’re proud to partner with
Banner Bank to present this exhibit each year.