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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 spring and summer 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: August 6, 2016

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First Draft Writers’ Series:


Thursday, July 21, 2016 — 7 pm

Pepper Trail


Pepper Trail’s poetry collection Cascade-Siskiyou was a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award in poetry and he’s a regular contributor to the Writers on the Range series. He holds a Ph. D. in ornithology and his work on the spectacular Guinan Cock-of-the-Rock in Suriname was featured in National Geographic, illustrated by his own photographs. In addition to his poems, Trail will be bringing a series of bird and feather photographs to share.

Read more HERE.








Contra and Square Dance:
Next up: August 19, 2016  —   7 pm

$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!

ROCK & ROLL CAMP XI August 8-12, 2016
Find more information
NOW taking applications!

Call 541-278-9201 to reserve your seat


The Fire Scottish Quartet

Friday, July 22 2016


International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and Adam Hendey on guitar and bouzouki.  The Fire has headlined at some of the most prestigious Celtic festivals in the country and performed at a variety of venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Pendleton’s own Peter Willis will be joining them on guitar for this show. Tickets $15


Made possible through a generous contribution in memory of Jack Sanders.


Read more HERE.


Now in the East Oregonian Gallery:


Mike King: Smash Hits

Through July 30, 2016


Mike King began making posters for local punk bands in his hometown of Portland, Oregon in exchange for admission to shows. Eventually there were more posters to do than shows he wanted to see, so he started charging for them - and a career was born. Since then, he’s gone on to design over 4,000 posters for artists like Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Elliot Smith, Pink Martini, The Decemberists, Broken Social Scene, Poison Idea, The Wipers, Sun Ra, Iggy Pop, and many other artists you have heard of (and even more you haven't.)


Made possible through a generous contribution from Colleen and Jeff Blackwood

Most of these signed and numbered limited edition silk screens are just $35(!)  Check out posters HERE. We’ve got most of them—even a couple listed as “sold out”, like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros!