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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

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 September 27-

Classes 3:30-5:00 PM for ages 13-18

EVERY Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday…


A FULL schedule of art and music offerings HERE.

FREE each week...

It’s time to start thinking about fall and winter 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: December 3, 2016







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


Mark your calendars now for the next dates:

October 7 & December 2


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

NOW in the East Oregonian Gallery:

The Art of the Gift

Nov. 25 - Dec. 31


We’ve assembled a diverse selection of functional, decorative and wearable art for this year’s show. Our local artists really did us proud this year, and we think you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your list. We’ve even got a special display of stocking stuffers that are under $10.


Special thanks to Frank Duff, who allowed us to incorporate some of his amazing stained glass collection into the display. They transform the space and make shopping that much more fun.


Thursday, Dec. 15

7:00 pm


Cameron Scott was recently awarded
The Blue Light Book Award for his second
book of poetry, The Book of Cold Mountain,
and was a finalist in this year's Mark Fischer
Poetry Prize for his poem “Mule Deer,
White Tailed Deer.” 

Rich Wandschneider is one of the founders
of Fishtrap and  has written articles and
reviews for the Oregonian, High Country
News and Portland Magazine

Followed by our world-famous Open Mic!


Special Presentation!

The Snowflake Man

Sunday, Nov. 27 - 2 pm


The story of The Snowflake Man is inspired by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal.  The Snowflake Man swings audiences into the historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes, and a striking pop-up book of water color scenery. This show combines art, science, and a little known piece of American history to magical effect! 


The Snowflake Man was awarded a 2011 UNIMA Citation of Excellence – the highest honor in puppetry.

Limited seating, Tickets $5 by calling: