December Classes and Workshops

It’s a busy time of year, but there’s always time for a little art. We have some classes and workshops coming up in the month of December.

Watercolor Painting with Donna Lee

Award winning artist Donna Lee is holding a watercolor painting workshop. This class is suitable for beginners. You will need to bring a good set of watercolors and an assortment of brushes. Donna will guide you through painting this hummingbird. Class size is limited. Call or come in to sign up.

Date: 12/11

Time: 1:00-4:00

Cost: $30


Kids Create – Make and Take Christmas Cards

The table will be out from 1-3. Bring your kids in to create their own Christmas card(s). We will have cardstock, paper, and embellishments available for your creating pleasure.

Date: 12/18

Time: 1:00-3:00

Cost: free

Kids create has been made possible through a generous grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.


Snowman Painting

Brynn Carter will lead a class in painting a whimsical snowman on a canvas panel. Use acrylic paints, scissors, colorful papers and your imagination to create a cheery snow person collage on an 8×10 inch canvas.  The only requirement is basic cutting skills.  Limited to 8 participants.. Please call or come in to sign up.

Date 12/18

Time: 3:00-5:00

Cost: free

(Your actual snowperson may differ from the example.)

Turkey Contest Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our turkey decorating contest this year. We had so many fun, fantastic, creative entries. And thank you to our community judges. It’s so hard to pick a favorite, isn’t it? Awards were given based on community voting. This year we didn’t have time for an Artists’ Choice award, but we do have ribbons for first, second, and third in the popular vote.

We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to the good folks at the Linn County Cultural Coalition whose grant made this contest possible. Thanks also to Michael Howland of Genesis 3D for taking the time to make all of the turkey forms.

Here are our winners:

We look forward to seeing your turkeys next year! Until then, happy creating!

If you have a turkey in the show, you are encouraged to pick it up this week. Thank you.

Turkey Decorating Show and Contest

Please join us for our 2nd annual Turkey Decorating Show and Contest. We have turkeys available at the Gifts and Gallery store located at 605 Main Street in downtown Lebanon. The turkeys are a nominal $1. (Most of the cost was covered through a grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.) The Turkeys are printed on one side and come with stands. We encouraged you to decorate both sides, but it’s not required. The contest is open to all ages. We will have a people’s choice award, so bring your friends and family down to vote. We will also have an artists’ choice award. At the end of the contest you can take your turkey home, just in time for Thanksgiving! If you have any questions, give us a call at 541-497-0386.

Did you know that a group of turkeys is called a rafter, or that a wild turkey’s gobble can be heard a mile away? Below are a few of our downtown visitors. These photos were taken on different days outside the gallery.

Thank you, Linn County artists!

The Li’l Art Show concluded Saturday, May 29th. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the artists who contributed to this event and everyone who came in to see all of the fantastic contributions. We had great feedback from everyone and look forward to doing it again next year. We would also like to thank the Linn County Cultural Commission for making these community events possible.

If you participated in the show, please take a moment to fill out a short survey.

Watch this space for upcoming events.

The Li’l Art Show is Up!

As of April 20th, the Li’l Art Show is up. Come on down and check it out! We are located at 605 Main Street in downtown Lebanon. Our hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5The show will run through the end of May. This community event is brought to you through a generous grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.

Scratchboard Art with Donna Lee

Come join us! Award winning artist Donna Lee is back to guide you through creating a beautiful scratchboard tiger this Saturday, April 10th. The class is small, spaced out, masked up, with plenty of sanitizer available, just to keep you Covid-safe. Space is limited, so call today.

If you can’t make it this month, sign up now for our next class coming up in May, where we will complete the trio with (you guessed it)… bears. (Lions and tigers and bears. Oh, my!)