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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 fall and winter 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:
$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


The EOScenes

Thursday AND Friday, Sept. 15/16, 2016
7:00 pm - Doors open at 6:30 pm


Some of the finest bluegrass music you’ll hear anywhere! Ron Emmons, Hugh McClellan, Duane Boyer, Hal Spence, Dan Emert and Alan Feves are all notable musicians in their own right, and when they get together, it makes for a truly outstanding experience. The small venue, great acoustics and a friendly crowd make this a night to remember.


Made possible through the generous support of

Dr. Cynthia Holmes.


Read more HERE.


Now in the East Oregonian Gallery:

Capture the Action: The EO Photographs of Round Up

Through Sept. 30, 2016


Photojournalists use the art of photography to tell a story, and the Pendleton Round-Up provides local professionals with imagery for some of their most dynamic and exciting tales. Images from five staff and freelance photographers who work for the East Oregonian will be on exhibit at the Pendleton Center for the Arts through September 30.


The featured photographs were shot by EJ Harris, Kathy Aney, Rachael Owen, Joe Duty and Cody Duty between 2010 and 2015. They were selected by EO publisher Kathryn Brown for their artistic quality.


“The EO is fortunate to have such a strikingly photogenic event take place right here in Pendleton every year. The Round-Up offers our staff photographers and freelance photographers a chance to blur the line between photojournalism and visual artistry,” said Brown.

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!

Beat the rush and get tickets for these upcoming events:


Saturday, September 24, 2016    -  Bing Futch LIVE in Concert  $12

Using Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele, drums and electronic effects, he deftly navigates the varied waters of traditional and modern Americana with passion and wit.


Friday, October 14, 2016  -  Men of Worth   $12


Donnie Macdonald comes from the Isle of Lewis, one of the Hebridean Islands off the west coast of Scotland and writes tunes and original songs in both his first language Gaelic and in English.He performs on vocals, octave mandolin, tenor banjo, concertina, and bodhran. James Keigher comes from Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland and is a singer, writer and collector of traditional and contemporary folk music.He performs on vocals, guitar, mando-cello, and bodhran.