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Pendleton Center for the Arts

ALWAYS Free Admission

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...

Looking for a beautiful, affordable setting for your special event?

Let the Arts Center be part of your next gathering. 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.


If you miss this amazing exhibit (it closed on 10/25), you can still read about the 12 Oregon artists honored by the Ford Family Foundation with Hallie Ford Visual Arts Fellowships. View a fantastic 20-page catalog online or pick up a copy in print here at the Arts Center.




Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ellen Waterston

The First Draft Writers’ Series brings authors and poets of note to the Pendleton stage to share new work. On the third Thursday of each month people who love the written word gather at our favorite brew pub to hear our featured authors as well as three to five minute open mic readings by local emerging writers.



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 Noon & 4:00 pm,

every First Saturday. Next Spin-In: Nov. 1, 2014

Check schedules for youth, teen and adults HERE.

Connect with us!


Saturday, Nov. 8th

2014 GALA AUCTION - A Taste of Spain!


We hope you’ll join us at the Pendleton Center for the Arts for a very special evening of authentic Spanish food, regional wines, live music and a chance at great deals on get-away packages, original art and a host of other exciting auction items.


Tickets $35 and available by calling 541-278-9201

Wine, tapas and silent bidding at 6:00 pm

Live Auction begins at 7:45 pm



This event helps to keep programs like Art Rocks Teens, Rock & Roll Camp and other cool offerings for youth teens and adults affordable and accessible.