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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 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: Sept. 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:

Arlen Clark: New & Small Work

Oct. 6-29


Arlen Clark’s paintings bring together portraits of friends and family members, animals, plants and everyday objects in a way that provides a bright, bold canvas for the viewer’s own narrative. His nearly 40 years of painting began with a love for art, artists and art history. He was recently recognized as a significant Oregon artist, with his work included in the Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art Studio Visits Exhibit.

In the Lorenzen Board Room Gallery:

Hiroko Cannon: New Works

Oct. 6-29


If you didn’t get enough of Hiroko’s detailed watercolor paintings that depict the bird life along the Umatilla River, she’s got a whole new set of original works to share. This exhibit features some small original works that are both beautiful and affordable.

Check out the 2017 exhibit schedule HERE.

In conjunction with Spin-In, we’re proud to be hosting a screening of Yarn, a new film by Una Lorenzen. Lorenzen is an Icelandic filmmaker living in Montreal, Canada. Sunday, October 9th at 4 pm at the Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub.


Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.


Watch the trailer HERE.


We’re asking for a $8 donation to cover the licensing cost.

Two of our favorite artists are under one roof in October!

Saturday, Nov. 12 - Plan to attend the party of the year!

We’re excited to be moving our iconic Gala Auction down to the Pendleton Convention Center on Nov. 12. You’ll find vacation packages, foodie delights, and lots of unexpected treasures in both the live and silent auction. And it wouldn’t be a Rockin’ event without a great band, so we’ve invited Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings w/Tiph to join us. Rock your red carpet look, go grunge, or anything in-between.



             6:00 pm - Silent Auction & Hors d’oeuvres

             7:45 om - Live Auction (Limited to 15 Items)

             8:30 PM - Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings w/Tiph take the stage



Tickets $40 - Call 541-278-9201 or stop by 214 North Main Street





Pendleton Center for the Arts, home of the FREE Rock & Roll Camp for teens since 2006

Thursday, Oct. 20

7:00 pm


Andrea Hollander’s first full-length poetry collection received the 1993 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize; her fourth was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award. She is the recipient of two poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and memoir, and a poetry fellowship from Literary Arts of Portland, Oregon, where she has lived since 2011 and where she conducts writing workshops at both the Attic Institute and Mountain Writers Series.

Followed by our world-famous Open Mic!