After a nice rest and a bit of rearrangement of the store, we are back up and running. Some artists were only here for the holidays. Look for them again come November. We said goodbye to our longtime friends Nemo Laine Art. They have promised to come back for classes and Meet the Artist events, so watch this space if you are a fan of their art. We also said goodbye to Kathy Jones and her beautiful stained glass and jewelry art, but not before buying up some of her pieces for personal enjoyment. We wish both of these artists well in their new endeavors.
What does this mean for the gallery? Well, for one, we have space. If you are an artist who has been wondering about showcasing your art in a public forum, come see us. We have a jury committee, but don’t be intimidated by that. We consider ourselves an approachable gallery and our store is a great place for you to get your start. Having a jury committee ensures that we don’t duplicate art that’s already in the store and that pieces are finished and ready for the buyer to hang or use immediately upon purchase. We are discussing some short term display options as well, so watch this space if that’s of interest to you.
Are you an artist who loves to teach? We have space for you. We have tables and chairs, a small classroom setting (or the ability to set up in the main gallery), and miscellaneous other items you might need to hold a small class. Inquire at the gallery if this might be something you are interested in.
Above all else, we want our community to know how much we appreciate your support. Whether it’s just a brief stop to appreciate our art, joining us for one of our fun art classes, a suggestion to a friend to stop in, a vote for a window display, or a decision to purchase one of our handmade items (which really warms our heart), we are so glad to have you as a part of our experience. Here’s to you!
See you at the gallery!
We would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Thank you for your patronage. We couldn’t do this without you.
We will be closed through the new year for some housekeeping and general rest and relaxation. We look forward to seeing what 2020 brings. We’ll see you again starting January 2nd.
Did you know that the Linn County Arts Guild Gifts and Gallery store began as a holiday store only? In 2009 the Linn County Arts Guild opened our first holiday store in downtown Lebanon. It was a temporary event at different downtown locations until we opened in our permanent location at 605 Main St. in April, 2015. However, we still operate a holiday store, where we invite local artists to display and sell their art in the months of November and December. That holiday store is currently open! Come on down and see us.
Hey art aficionados, Christmas shoppers, and downtown supporters! It’s time for First Friday! Tonight we will be participating in the Lebanon Downtown Association sponsored Wassail Walk, so be sure to stop by. The store should smell delicious! We are also busting at the seams with one of a kind art, so be sure to save some time for shopping.
As part of the Wassail Walk, there will be a chili cook-off and a pie contest at the MVMB building. Contact the downtown association for more details.
We hope to see you tonight!
*As a side note, voting for window decorations is happening through tonight, so make sure you vote! There are a lot of pretty windows downtown. We are a participant AND a voting station.
As always, thanks for supporting downtown and Lebanon’s small businesses.
There’s a definite chill in the air, but that hasn’t stopped people from getting out and enjoying our charming downtown. We’ve had a lot of traffic on this Small Business Saturday. Thank you all!
We will be changing our hours for December. Please note that we will also be open on Mondays. We look forward to seeing you!
Thanks for your interest in our site!
Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy. Albert Einstein
The mission of the Linn County Arts Guild is to promote art in the local community. We are always seeking people to help us. If you are an artist who has never exhibited your art, this is the place for you. If you are an established artist who wants a static place to show your art, this is the place for you. If you think you are not an artist, but you would love to be if only you had the talent, this is the place for you! We welcome anyone in the community who shares our vision. We have space available for artists to exhibit. We offer regular classes. We also seek to work with schools to create opportunities for students to create and build confidence in their art.
Come join us on our journey.