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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

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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: Sept. 3, 2016







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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!

Call 541-278-9201 to reserve your seat


Molly’s Revenge

Friday, August 26, 2016
7:00 pm


This dynamic trio features the classic combination of solo instruments like Highland bagpipes, uilleann pipes, whistles and fiddle. Their driving, hard-edged
arrangements of Celtic jigs and reels lend a contemporary feel while celebrating the rousing energy that fans love about Celtic music. 


Made possible through the generous support of

United Grain Corporation.


Read more HERE.


Now in the East Oregonian Gallery:

Peter Rock: SPELLS

Through August 27, 2016


While working as a security guard at a museum, Peter Rock relieved the boredom by making up stories for each photograph, painting and object. He would quickly scribble notes on his break, then flesh out the stories during his off hours. Years later, while working as a professor of creative writing, he had an encounter with a photographer that inspired a collaborative project combining images and words.

“The images are not merely illustrations for a pre-existent story...but the conditions and possibilities and limitations of how they proceeded. The images came first. One way to think of it is that the stories herein, and the larger story they become, were already embedded in the photographs. My attention and intuition acted as a kind of excavation that brought them to the surface, into words.”

Check out some of the images and stories


Does It Matter, Archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches (framed)

This exhibit is on loan from the Blue Sky Gallery and made possible through the support of the Oregon Community Foundation. Additional support provided by the Ford Family Foundation and Harriet Isom,



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.

SPECIAL ADDITION: Capture the Action!
Round Up Drawing Intensive, Summer 2016

MON-WED, Sept. 12, 13, 14, 2016
Mon/Tue, 10:00 – 12:00 pm at PCA
Wed, 12:30 pm Meet at PCA and walk to Round Up Grounds (till 2:30-ish)

The Pendleton Center for the Arts will host 3 days of drawing lessons for teens ages 13-18 led by Dave Remington and focusing on the sights and action of the Pendleton Round Up.

This class is sponsored by the Round Up Foundation, so it’s FREE for the first ten teens who sign up!

On August 26, 1916, the doors of Pendleton’s beautiful Carnegie Library building were open to the public for the first time. The building has been a jewel of Pendleton’s downtown ever since, acting as a public space in the best sense of the words. If these walls could talk, they would have countless stories to tell about people making discoveries, large and small, through their encounters with books, art, music, and their fellow community members. Come help us celebrate as we cut the cake and unveil a new permanent exhibit about the building.  Made possible through the generous support of The Ford Family Foundation.

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:00 pm  -  Free and open to everyone.