What is Arts Alive?

The Arts Accelerator presented a NEW event series that promoted intimate interactions and collaborations with the arts and public. The public was invited to stretch creative skills and watch, make, and participate alongside professional and emerging artists during this community event! Artists demonstrated throughout the event and over 500 or you participated. Thank you!

Arts Alive 2018 was the fun thing to do the last Friday of June, July & August!

Dates: June 29, July 27 & August 31

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: The Art Center Plaza, 700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR

  • Each event includes artists working in the visual, literary and performing arts fields.

  • Local food & drink available for purchase

  • A family friendly event

  • Suggested Donation: $10

FEATURED ARTISTS for AUGUST:
Erika Lundahl, Music
Chris Durnan, Music
Space Neighbors, Music
Jessica Billey, Film/Drawing
Kelly Ensor, Glass
Jeanne Boydston, Jewelry
Hal Lindsley, Glass
Ceph Poklemba, Poetry
Others TBA
 
PLUS: 
Portraits, Carol Selberg
Clay, Laura Young
Mosaic Mural, Corvallis Environmental Center
 
FEATURED ARTISTS for JULY:
Kriste York, Storytelling
Ann Staley, Literary Arts
Kate Hickok Feldman, Media Arts
Christopher Mark Mikkelson, Literary Arts
Jeanne Boydston, Jewelry
Lauren Ohlgren, Sketch Journaling
Laura Zion, Painting
Chromatic Colors, Music
 
AND:
Corvallis Arts Walk‘s Sharon Rackham King & Holly Campbell from The Hold Studio
SPECIAL Willa Cather at 100 Slow Reading
Barbara Tetenbaum
 
ACTIVITIES:
Laura Young,
Corvallis Benton County Public Library
 
 
FEATURED ARTISTS for JUNE:
Emily Witkop, Baskets
Alan Higinbotham, Ceramics
Jennifer Lommers, Painting
Kiko Denzer, Woodworking
Alisha B. Whitman, Painting
Julia Lont, Printmaking
Jess Graff, Printmaking
DTW – Music
Folklore Society/Dana – Folk Dance Lesson
Albany Library, children’s booth
Majestic Theatre, sound/stage help

Arts Alive is a program of The Arts Center’s Artist Accelerator Program. Generous support received from the James F and Marion L. Miller Foundation.

Thanks to Arts Alive event sponsors:   City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation, Central Willamette Credit Union, Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office and the Literary Arts Fund.

More about sponsorship opportunities 

More for artists interested in participating

What is the Artist Accelerator Program?

A foundations business program for fine artists, artisans, musicians and writers. Established and emerging artists from around the region work together in a supportive and collaborative environment, gaining career-building skills that boost confidence, skills, and economic proficiency. 

The Art Center’s mission is to foster creativity and engagement with the arts to inspire personal growth and community well-being. The Artist Accelerator Program (AAP) is advancing this mission through support of regional artists with career-building programming, mentorship, and increased opportunities for artists to be visible in the community. To accomplish this, we aim for in-depth understanding of the diverse needs of local artists, building a cadre of high-quality instructors, and the formation of venues for increased community building among artists and the communities in which they work.

What does this program offer?

Community: Support and collaboration 

Advice: A network of mentors and entrepreneurs who can help guide you towards your goals

Curriculum: Special speakers, workshops, trainings and meet-ups

Opportunity & Visibility!

For more information:

Contact: Claire Elam | Artist Accelerator Program Director – Ext. 661
Email: Claire@theartscenter.net