Join The Arts Center every month for art making and activities for the whole family! It’s Free–no fee!

2nd Saturday of every month, 1-4 pm
The Arts Center Main Gallery

January 11, 2020 – Paper Crafts

Ah, paper – a humble but versatile medium. With all that wrapping paper and holiday decorations to throw away, how about we find a way to make something instead? Paper bobble heads, dolls, collages, even toys… the possibilities are endless! And recyclable!!

Bring in your holiday wrapping paper, or use ours!



Coming Soon!

February 8, 2020 – Storytelling with NAACP – In February, we’re teaming up with NAACP to bring a special storytelling event to 2nd Saturday! Listen to storytellers and write your own story with words or pictures!

March 14, 2020 – Pi Day with OSU Math Department plus Howland Scavenger Hunt! – Well, we can’t miss the chance to celebrate the beauty of math with the arts! OSU’s Math Department brings puzzling problems and dazzling displays of the magic of math. PLUS! our annual Howland Community Scavenger Hunt is on for the inspiring and intriguing in community art (with prizes!!)

April 11, 2020 – Climate Action Change/ Planet Palooza – As part of Planet Palooza with Corvallis Parks and Rec, The Arts Center is joining with Climate Action Committee to learn about the changes we can make at home to help take care of our natural resources. Check out our booth at Planet Palooza at the Farmer’s Market on April 4, 11, and 18!

May 9, 2020 – Printmaking – A buffet of printmaking techniques for all ages – gel printing, stamping, fruit/vegetable prints, and foam printing. Make a card, a handkerchief, or a print ready to frame!

June 6*, 2020 – Juneteenth with NAACP – The Arts Center brings community art to Juneteenth in collaboration with NAACP.
*note: special date*

July 11, 2020 – Birds with Benton Soil & Water Conservation District- Our friends from Benton Soil & Water Conservation District are back to celebrate our backyard birdlife! Lots of activities for the bird watchers including painting a community banner!

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Thanks for Sponsorship support from:  

Candace Pierson-Charlton & David Charlton