Welcome to the Pendleton Center for the Arts… a great place to express your creative self and enjoy the creative work of others. Located in the heart of Eastern Oregon, our beautifully restored 1916 Carnegie Library building overlooks the Umatilla River at the north end of Pendleton’s charming downtown. Browse the galleries, shop for finely crafted wearable and functional art, take a free or low-cost class, take in a live music, literary arts or dance event, or hold your own event in our historic building. Read our statement on diversity, equity, & inclusion HERE.
RIGHT NOW at PCA
LIVE MUSIC IS BACK!
We’re thrilled to have former Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion and step dancer back on our stage, this time accompanied by Joe Newberry, who is known throughout the world for his claw hammer banjo work as well as his guitar, singing, and songwriting. Get tickets HERE – they won’t last long. Made possible through the generous support of Drs. Connie and Dan Marier.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Annie Lighthart is a poet and teacher who started writing poetry after her first visit to an Oregon
old-growth forest. She has taught at Boston College and with writers of all ages, teaching poetry
workshops wherever she can. Poems from her books Pax and Iron String have been featured on
The Writer’s Almanac and in various anthologies, including Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of
Mindfulness Poems and How to Love the World.
7:00 PM – in the building +Zoom
Made possible in part through the generous support of Oregon Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
EXPRESS YOURSELF – ON YOUR SCHEDULE
We’re excited to unveil our UPGRADED Creation Station! Thanks to funding through the AWS InCommunities Umatilla County Fund, run by ChangeX, you can drop in and explore all the fun things you’ve been dying to try. Adults, kids with a parent or older pal – anyone! And it’s FREE. What a great way to spend a little time.