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2nd Saturday Arts Day

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

December 9, 2017 – Holiday Arts and Crafts – This month we’re combining our love of arts, nature, and special time with family and friends to create a special holiday arts and crafts day. We’ll make outdoor ornaments for feathered friends, make fish prints for cards and wrapping paper for gifts. These special projects are presented in partnership with Benton Soil and Water Conservation District!

Use small baskets to make special outdoor tree ornaments for birds at 2nd Saturday on Dec. 9

January 13, 2018 – Landscapes  Learn about the different parts of a landscape to draw, paint, collage, or build (diorama-style) your own landscape from the environment or your imagination.

February 10, 2018 – Howland Scavenger Hunt – Our annual Howland Community Open exhibit is back! Get ready to hunt and find new and interesting artwork created by your neighbors and friends. Complete a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a special art raffle prize!

March 10, 2018  –  Bees, Birds and Bundles – This month we’ll have special guests from Benton Soil and Water Conservation District to show us how to make teasel bundles for mason bees. 

April 14, 2018 – Still Life – Join local artist Jess Graff in learning about still life in drawing and painting.

May 12, 2018 – Invasive Species Paper-making – Benton Soil and Water Conservation District is back this month for a cool hands-on activity making paper from invasive plant species!

June 9, 2018 – Fairy Houses Jess Graff will show us how to make tiny houses for the fair folk to install in potted plants, backyards, and secret gardens.

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Thanks for Sponsorship support from:  

Candace Pierson-Charlton & David Charlton 


Craft Night at The Corvallis Library

Join us for a night of art, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome). Use our supplies to try a new art project or bring your own. Show off projects you’ve been working on! Coloring pages and supplies are also available.

3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Corvallis-Benton Co. Public Library: 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis

(special date) December 12 – Yarn woven pouch

January 16 – Painting

February 20 – Fabric printmaking

March 20 – Journals and book-making


Family Art at The Albany Public Library

Special one day event: Book Page Collages with The Arts Center Join us for a free all ages art-making event. Use pages from recycled books to create collages for gifts, cards, and wall hangings. Learn about different collage techniques and create your own original art work to take home! All are welcomed to this special Saturday event!

Saturday, December 16, 2017 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Albany Public Library; 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany, OR 97322

Thanks to support from the Linn County Cultural Coalition


2018 People’s State of the Union

This is the People’s night to respond We invite all community members of all ages to join us in this special event of stories, community, and partnership. Since 2015, the USDAC has hosted the People’s State of the Union as an invitation to supplement the President’s stories by coming together in our own homes, schools, houses of worship, and community organizations to share our own take on the state of our union. Thousands of people in more than 350 communities have taken part over the last three years. This year, The Arts Center together with Integrated Learning for Social Change and Diversity & Cultural Engagement at Oregon State University will host the People’s State of the Union.

Possible story prompts for the evening include:

  • Share a story about an experience that gave you insight into the state of our union.
  • Share a story about a time you felt a sense of belonging—or the opposite—to this nation or your community.
  • Share a story of an experience that gave you hope in the past year.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6 – 8 pm
The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. Corvallis, OR 97333

Registration appreciated, not required. This is a FREE event. RSVP here

Art about Gun Violence

SoulBox Project

Thursday, December 21, 4-8 pm
During the December CAW

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