Live Music Performances

in the Pearson Auditorium

 

Contemporary Art Exhibits

in the East Oregonian Gallery

 

 

 

Art Rocks Teens

FREE classes for 13-18 year-olds
AND Rock & Roll Camp

 

Take a Class

Art and music for youth, teens & adults

Shop 

in the Pendleton Foundation Trust Fine Craft Gallery
Souvenirs for travelers & proud locals

 

Lifelong learning

Classes for adults in a range of mediums.

 

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. 

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RIGHT NOW at PCA

LIVE MUSIC IS BACK!

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 – 7:00 PM
Joe Newberry & April Verch
Tickets $15

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.

EXHIBITS

Up Next:
Emily Somoskey + Andrew Somoskey
Opening Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023
Read all about it HERE.

HIROKO CANNON ON ART BEAT
Purchase cards, prints and originals HERE.

We’re always working to include a wider group of community members and visitors into Team PCA. Learn more about our goals to increase diversity, equity and inclusion HERE. 

 

 

FIRST DRAFT WRITERS’ SERIES

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.

See all the opportunities for artists HERE.