Text Box:

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

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

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: July 1







Connect with us!


Want the latest news in your inbox? Sign up HERELove the Arts Center?  Help others find us by writing a Trip Advisor review HERE.


Time to sign up for a class.






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.