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Hours: Tues - Fri 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday Noon - 4:00 pm

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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...

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.


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: March 7, 2015

Many classes have filled up, but there are still a few you haven’t missed yet! Teens can ALWAYS pile in on a class at any time.

Check schedules for youth, teen and adults


Connect with us!



We’d love to see YOUR artwork hanging in our main gallery. Get all the info HERE.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Robert Stubblefield


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 in the PCA’s Pearson Auditorium to hear our featured authors as well as three to five minute open mic readings by local emerging writers.



Deadline for submissions is
Saturday, April 4, 2015


Each year we invite anyone in northeast Oregon and southeast Washington to share their best work, AND, thanks to Banner Bank, we present $1000 in cash awards to the year’s best. AND, the Crazy Horse Quilters award $100 for the best textile work. AND, the public votes for their favorite “People’s Choice” awardee. 

We’re also embarking on the Legacy Project to name the downstairs studios. Check out the available spaces HERE. For more information, contact our staff HERE.

Through March 29, 2015

Whispers Quilt Exhibit


The amazing work done by fiber artists across the country has moved quilts out of the bedroom and closet and into the gallery. These pieced works incorporate layers of textile and technique in contemporary compositions that showcase both machine work and hand detailing.


You’ve played the Whisper game, right? One person tells the next something and as the message is passed along it changes and grows.

The Central Oregon chapter of the Studio Art Quilt Association has created an art version of this idea. Working in small groups, they passed their finished quilt to another artist who responded color, form, line, technique or concept in a new work. The resulting body of work provides intriguing insight into the artistic process. Also featuring quilts by Colleen Blackwood.


Sat., March 28, 2015

7 pm -  Tickets $10


Jonathan Trawick and National Fiddle Champion Aarun Carter tour the country playing joyous, energetic fiddle, guitar and vocal melodies. Steeped in the rich tradition of American folklore, their tunes will have your toes tappin' and your arms reachin' out to swing your sweetheart around the dance floor.


Join us for a great night of music.
Call 541-278-9201 to reserve a ticket today.

Ready for some great live music…??