|About||Nonprofit arts services organization featuring art classes and workshops for youth and adults.Year-round gift gallery and exhibit gallery. Art in Rural Schools program, art studios and much more! Stop by and receive a tour and a programming schedule.|
|Mission||Our mission is to enrich our rural communities through inspiring interest and participation in the arts through education, exhibits, and cultural experiences.|
Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council DBA Art Center East, is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit arts services organization headquartered in La Grande, OR, and serve our communities through two locations: Eastern Oregon University campus (corner of 6th St. & 'L' Ave.) - a space generously provided by EOU through a long-standing partnership - and 1006 Penn Ave., from a historic Carnegie Library. (*Note* our mailing address is: P.O. Box 541, La Grande, OR 97850)
Since its founding in 1977, Art Center East has developed and coordinated arts learning programs in rural schools and communities throughout our ten-county service area including: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler.
With the continuing decline in funding for arts education, our goal is to make our programs as affordable as possible. This is accomplished through grant writing and our own fund raising efforts. We deeply appreciate the continuing support of the funders and for the schools, parent’s groups and community organizations who support arts education in their schools.
Historically, Art Center East has been the source of information sharing and a resource for fostering the growth of rural arts and cultural organizations. Past projects have included professional development workshops for artists and teachers and a performing arts series. We aim to meet the growing arts-needs of our local and regional communities by providing essential arts services for professional and emerging artists, a professional venue for rotating year round art exhibits, a creative space for homeschool students as well as youth and adults for classes and workshops, and a venue for our program partners for dance movement and wellness classes.
What you'll find when you visit:
Art Exhibit Gallery
Dance Floor with Mind & Movement Space
Arts Studios & Classrooms
What you could join:
Come together with other community members to ensure a thriving arts environment in Northeastern Oregon.
Art Center East as a member with benefits to boot!
Community Music Ensembles (Union County Children's Choir, Community Symphonic Band, Grande Ronde Community Choir, Community African Drumming)
Sign up for an adult or youth class or workshop
Private music and art lessons
What you could take home:
Joy and knowledge including all the positive benefits of being surrounded by arts and music.
Prints, paintings, cards, sculpture,
Locally made home decor,
Hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry and more!