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


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, along with our Director’s letter about pronouns. 

Sign up for one (or more!) of our targeted email newsletters HERE.


ENTER TO WIN this gorgeous Anne Beard Bench

Get tickets and info HERE


Cameron Scott
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2021

7:00 PM – via Zoom



Nicole Pietrantoni: The Slow Current
Opens Feb. 3, 2022

Made possible through the generous support of Coldwell Banker Farley Company

In the Lorenzen Gallery:
Ali Pope: A Fluid Mind

It’s time to start thinking about the Open Regional Exhibit! We want to see YOUR work in the East Oregonian Gallery. This year we only accept photography, so get out there and start taking photos. We don’t care if it’s with a fancy DSLR, your phone, or a pinhole camera made from a shoe box. We just want to see your point of view. Drop off date will be April 2, 2022. Look for entry forms to be available soon.


After 20+ years serving the Arts Council, J.D. Smith has retired!  Read about J.D.’s contributions and interesting history HERE. 

Join us for MLK Day WEEK! The MLK National Day of Service at PCA will be spread out Tue-Friday to allow small groups to distance. We have 1-2 hour tasks you can help with! Email director (at) to register for a volunteer slot.

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. 



Classes are back in (almost!) full swing, and there are several to choose from!