Wow! This year keeps giving and giving. First we were closed during the lockdown. Then the recent fires filled the valley with smoke, sending our air quality into the “worst in the world” category and forcing us to close for that week. Then the rains came, and boy, did they come! We had some water damage that required cleaning up and drying out. The dehumidifier came out a couple of days ago, and we’re back up and running.
Because we were closed so much last month, we are extending the turkey show to the 24th of October. If you still have a turkey out, bring it back in. We will display it right away. We want to see everyone’s art! Watch this space for award information. This means we’d like turkeys picked up between the 24th and the 31st so we can have plenty of room for the Holiday Store.
As of this month, we are also resuming our regular schedule of Tuesday – Saturday, 11-5. Thanks for your patience and support.
Just a quick reminder that if you have a turkey out, you can still bring it back any time. Voting is open right now, but any turkeys that are returned in the month of September will still be displayed and voted on.
Come down to the Gifts and Gallery store and check out all of the community submissions to our turkey decorating contest, then vote for your favorite in each category. Winners will be announced in early October.
We are open Thursday-Saturday, 11-5. Ballots are available and we are rotating out and sanitizing used pencils. Please remember to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
The turkeys are coming back in. We are so excited to see everyone’s creativity! We are putting them on display as they return, but official voting won’t begin until the first week of September. We have extended the turn-in date to August 29th, so if you have one out, you still have a little time to finish. We still have a couple of turkeys that are waiting to be decorated. If and you want to join the fun, come on down and get one!
This event is made possible through a generous grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.
Linn County Arts Guild Gifts and Gallery is currently looking for Linn County artists who would like to display and sell their art. We have a great location at 605 Main Street in downtown Lebanon, Oregon. We have been here for the past 4 1/2 years, and prior to that operated an annual holiday store.
If you are an artist who has been curious about displaying and selling but hasn’t quite overcome that initial hurdle, come talk to us. This is a really great place to start. If you are an artist who has been involved in the art shows and you’re finding yourself with a lot of inventory and no place to take it, come talk to us. We have wall space and shelf space. If the idea of a gallery is intimidating, come talk to us. We’re just regular people with a drive toward creating quality art, and we love it when people love our stuff. The shyness wears off pretty quickly and hearing someone comment on your work is a great confidence builder.
How does it work? First of all, we would like to see what you do. We try to stay away from art that competes with something that’s already established at the gallery, but there is some room for overlap. Your work will be seen and discussed by a very kind and supportive jury committee. If you are accepted, you will need to decide on prices for your items that take into account the time involved in making them and the costs involved in being a part of a gallery. We will show you how to tag your items and create an inventory sheet. The next step is to a spot that’s ideal for your display, and, with our help, you will come and set up your area. You will be responsible for changing out your items and keeping your area tidy. In addition to your display area, sample items from each artist are displayed in the window facing Main Street.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, please call or come down to the gallery and talk to one of our artists.
We are pleased to announce that Linn County Arts Guild Gifts and Gallery store is up and running again. We have reduced our days to Thursday through Saturday, but we will keep our regular hours of 11-5.
We have some new art and we always have plenty of cards, great for keeping in touch with those socially distant friends and family.
Our artists recently met to discuss reopening plans. We have decided that we will reopen on June 4th, and we will only be open Thursday through Saturday for the time being. We will continue to operate from 11-5 on those days. We hope to expand our hours as things improve.
We ask that you wear masks and observe social distancing.
As you may have heard recently in the news, some residents of our local veteran’s home have tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the likelihood of community spread we have decided to close temporarily while the community assesses the situation. We still hope to have our anniversary event in April and our small art show and sale in June, so watch this space for updates. In the meantime, we hope you are using this down time to create some fantastic art. We look forward to seeing it!
As always, thank you for your support. Please continue to support local businesses. If there is something you need from our store or one of our artists, please reach out to us and we will do our best to help you.