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Arts for All - Community Art-Making Day

Art Center East
Event organized by Art Center East

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The 31st annual Arts for All will take place on April 20 & 21 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center in La Grande.

Art Center East hosts this free event, which includes 25 engaging and educational art stations featuring a wide variety of artistic mediums and styles. Activities range from throwing pottery on a wheel, creating a gyotaku-style fish print, and trying your hand at stop-motion animation, to exploring your creative side through an array of painting, drawing, collage, and sculpting activities. Arts for All has something for everyone, young and old.

Arts for All spans two days:

Friday, April 20 from 10am-1pm - This is a quieter day with fewer activity stations, intended for community members that would benefit from less sensory stimulation and smaller crowds.

Saturday, April 21 from 10am-3pm - This day includes our full activity lineup and is open to all community members.

Entrance both days is FREE.

Food will be available for purchase on site during event hours on Saturday.

Arts for All is made possible in part through contributions from local businesses and organizations. This year’s event sponsor is Brent Wylam of Allstate Insurance. Thanks to this support and the help of dedicated volunteers, Art Center East is able to offer Art for All to the community free of charge. It takes a village to build a vibrant arts community. If you are interested in volunteering for the event or contributing in other ways, find out more at www.artcentereast.org/arts-for-all.

Arts for All has been a popular event in La Grande for over 30 years. Originally run by the City of La Grande, Art Center East took over coordination and fundraising for the event in 2016. Since then, we have worked to develop activity stations focused on artistic mediums and techniques less accessible to children and adults at home. The purpose of Arts for All is to provide an opportunity for all community members to experience creativity in a festive and inviting space, a goal that fits with our mission to inspire and facilitate maximum participation in the arts.

Blue Mountain Conference Center is located at 404 12th St, La Grande. Inquiries before the event may be directed to Art Center East, (541) 624-2800. Art Center East will be closed on April 21 to run the event.