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It’s not too late to plan the perfect spring wedding at the Arts Center. Or baby shower. Or retirement party. Or…

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.

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Start thinking about this year’s Open Regional Photography Exhibit!


Entry forms are now online. Drop off of photos is Saturday, May 5 and the exhibit opens Friday, May 11. We’ve got $1200 in prize money, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and get your best shot!







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The Winter Classes

are online NOW.


It’s a great time to plan ahead

for a creative New Year!



Check out offerings for youth,

teens and adults in both art & music.



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: Feb. 3







There are great places to see Louise Bourgeois’ work; The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Tate Modern in London, and… the Pendleton Center for the Arts in Pendleton, Oregon!

We are proud to present work by one of the most important artists of the 20th Century in the East Oregonian Gallery here at PCA. Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a French-American artist whose work explores themes of childhood, domesticity, family, gender roles and sexuality. While her room-sized spider sculptures are probably the most recognizable works of her long career, she was an accomplished printmaker whose works on paper were created over a span of 70 years. The images selected from the collection of
Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation provide an important overview of her work. Thanks to Schnitzer's generous support, admission to this exhibit is free for all ages.


Mark your calendar for the Opening Reception Friday, March 16 and look for more details soon. In the meantime, check out some great videos about her work at the Musuum of Modern Arts' website

Wilderness and Sublimity:

Photography and the Conservation of Hells Canyon
Feb. 1 1 24, 2018


Join us for the Opening Reception

Thursday, February 1, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

FREE and open to the public


This important collection includes Boyd Norton’s photographs from the 1967-1975 effort to maintain Hells Canyon as a wild and protected treasure, including his float trip down the Snake River with folk singer Pete Seeger. They are exhibited with photos from a 2016 float trip along the same stretch that included photographers Boyd Norton, Amy Gulick, Jason Yale, Kendrick Moholt, Rick McEwen and Terry Donnelly.

The exhibit presents an historical event, highlighting the power of fine art photography to affect change.


Made possible through the generous support of Betty Klepper, Wildhorse Casino and Resort and the Oregon Arts Commission

© Boyd Norton, circa 1969

© Kendrick Moholt, 2016

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tickets $12 by calling 541-278-9201

Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk,
West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of bass, guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, Joanna Newsom, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.

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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

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