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Pendleton Center for the Arts

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Address: 214 N Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801-1644
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+1 541-278-9201
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00

A great place to view, buy and make art and fine craft. This beautifully...

A great place to view, buy and make art and fine craft. This beautifully renovated 1915 Carnegie Library building is home to a wide variety of exhibits, sales galleries, live music performances, workshops and classes for all ages. Admission is always free. Nestled in the heart of downdown Pendleton.

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Chuck Close exhibit was excellent

Staff person was very helpful and knowledgeable of the art pieces presented. She took the time to explain the process for the questions we asked. Really appreciated the insight... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Juan Islands, WA
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San Juan Islands, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff person was very helpful and knowledgeable of the art pieces presented. She took the time to explain the process for the questions we asked. Really appreciated the insight and her experience. The special exhibit for the art of Chuck Close was most interesting, some of his work we had not seen before, and the videos explaining his process was... More 

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PendletonArts, General Manager at Pendleton Center for the Arts, responded to this review

We're so glad you got a chance to see the exhibit. We'll be sad when we have to pack it up. Hope to see you here at PCA again. More 

Walla Walla, Washington
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't find a better place to buy gifts (jewelry, books, cards --very reasonable), see spectacular art or attend one of their many programs -- a special favorite is open mike night.

Thank skippernichols
Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The art on exhbit was nothing to rave about (in my non-artist opinion) but the building itself (Carnegie Fund) is gorgeous. If you're walking around Pendleton, take a "boo".

Thank Chip S
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Classes for all ages. Family classes. Family clay night. Has a rotating exhibits in the art gallery and board room. Can rent the facilities for parties, weddings and any other occasions.

Thank Lorie Phillips C
Pendleton, Oregon
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Pendleton Center for the Arts has a wide range of activities, many of them free. There is the gallery which changes at least monthly, kids art activities, music of all kinds and on the third Thursday of every month there is the First Draft writers' series which features writers from all over the North West as well as a... More 

Thank Ira W
Walla Walla, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A small art museum in a small community, but with unexpectedly good offerings. Artists change regularly and a wide variety of genres are exhibited.

Thank Paul F
Helix, OR
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Pendleton Center for the Arts is hard to describe in a few words. It is a gallery and gift shop with (usually) monthly shows of artists - many from around the area. But it is also a place to take classes. They have a wide array of classes for all ages. Some are just a few hours, others meet... More 

Thank Nancy D
Pendleton, Oregon
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I have visited the Center for the Arts in Pendleton, OR many times, enjoy looking at the items they have for sale, and always try to attend the FIRST DRAFT poetry reading each month. This building is a unique building and when I was growing up was the City Library. I am so glad they have kept the building looking... More 

Thank SharonAnn42
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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

From the historic building to the friendly staff, the Art Center is definitely a standout in Pendleton. The main gallery space is full of natural light and the art exhibited there is top-notch. The fine craft gallery has wonderful jewelry, pottery and lots of other beautiful items. My children have taken many classes there- always a good variety to choose... More 

Thank Amy R
Pendleton, Oregon
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Nice gallery , Many activities with lots going on ,small area for selling artists work. It doesn't take long to see .

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